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10-28-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 700
Posted By billridesbikes

Probably decent for a recreational cyclist and...

Probably decent for a recreational cyclist and for fun fast rides, but those numbers aren't going to win any races, even at Cat-4.

If road racing is your intention you're probably too big and...
10-20-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 493
Posted By billridesbikes

Honestly it's much more likely to be some...

Honestly it's much more likely to be some corrupted file or permissions issue on your PC that prevents the join event pop-up rather than a systematic bug. Especially if you can see that you've...
10-20-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 493
Posted By billridesbikes

You probably need Zwift support. They’ll probably...

You probably need Zwift support. They’ll probably be interested in the logs to find out what’s going wrong.
10-20-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 493
Posted By billridesbikes

I register for an event and on the bottom left of...

I register for an event and on the bottom left of the screen the ‘Join Event’ button shows up in the bottom left of the screen about 30 minutes before the start. Also I get a notification in the...
10-19-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 974
Posted By billridesbikes

I hope you get some resolution. If you got your...

I hope you get some resolution. If you got your bike through your employer’s program and you work for a big company you could see if the company can help you since it seems they technically own the...
10-18-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By billridesbikes

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as...

Track bikes use 15mm nuts to secure the wheels as all tracks I've ever been on QR is not allowed.
I think your friend might appreciate a high-end 15mm wrench from Rene Herse.
It has a beautiful...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,354
Posted By billridesbikes

I use old wine corks that I pound in with a...

I use old wine corks that I pound in with a rubber mallet (not while I’m riding).
10-17-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,891
Posted By billridesbikes

If your bicycles are purely for recreation you...

If your bicycles are purely for recreation you maybe can get away with not having any spare parts and if you have to wait 3-4 weeks for a chain or BB maybe that’s OK. But if your bicycle is your main...
10-13-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,680
Posted By billridesbikes

As supply chains collapse and civilisation begins...

As supply chains collapse and civilisation begins a long descent to the next dark ages the new 2030 state of the art bicycles will be fixed gear with welded rolled sheet metal tubes and steel wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 821
Posted By billridesbikes

In a turn the angular momentum is an effect of...

In a turn the angular momentum is an effect of the gravity acting on the bike, rider, and lean of the bike.

If you start with Newton’s second law for a body in motion being acted on by a force we...
10-11-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,481
Posted By billridesbikes

The rest of the article piles on the euphemisms...

The rest of the article piles on the euphemisms and platitudes about the homeless and poor that serve only as a foil to highlight the virtue of the author. Because in the authors mind he is the only...
10-10-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,481
Posted By billridesbikes

Yes, have some empathy for the less fortunate and...

Yes, have some empathy for the less fortunate and homeless, but immediately makes a snap judgement about a ‘Spandex-clad’ cyclist he has never met and knows nothing about. Somehow, because of his...
10-09-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,163
Posted By billridesbikes

No, you can pry my Super Record groupset out of...

No, you can pry my Super Record groupset out of my cold dead hands.
Probably not going to give up my SON generator hub, German lights, or Brooks saddle either.
I guess I’d be smuggling those...
10-09-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,206
Posted By billridesbikes

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you...

livedarklions You’ve seen the video. Would you have shot that gap?
10-08-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,206
Posted By billridesbikes

Very hard to tell how fast he is going, maybe...

Very hard to tell how fast he is going, maybe almost 2 parking spots per second? Chicago.gov says the standard length of city parking spots are 18 feet. So (36*3600)/5280=24mph?

Car in your lane...
10-08-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By billridesbikes

Select (horizontal bars) > Activity Profiles ...

Select (horizontal bars) > Activity Profiles

And you can customize your screens and add new profiles too!

I think I have about six profiles on my Garmin:
Training with Segments
Training...
10-08-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By billridesbikes

The braking bit sounds odd to me. Before you give...

The braking bit sounds odd to me. Before you give up on this bike or your current setup become more confident rolling slowly to a stop. Most cyclists do this so often they don’t even think about it....
10-05-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,504
Posted By billridesbikes

You do you…. I’ll be comfy doing fake riding...

You do you….

I’ll be comfy doing fake riding and fake racing all winter long inside rather have my nostrils frozen solid with snot or be covered with dirty road slush from passing trucks. Thank...
10-05-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,504
Posted By billridesbikes

Zwift. I always see lots of Canadians all...

Zwift.
I always see lots of Canadians all winter long there.
10-04-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 2,376
Posted By billridesbikes

Wear a respirator when working with solvents. Not...

Wear a respirator when working with solvents. Not that hard.
10-02-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By billridesbikes

For old bikes, a set of box wrenches, an...

For old bikes, a set of box wrenches, an adjustable wrench, screw drivers, a hammer, and vice grip pliers, plus oil, rags is pretty much all you need.

If you can find a used copy of ‘Glenn’s...
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By billridesbikes

+1 for sew-ups if it’s not too late. I also run...

+1 for sew-ups if it’s not too late. I also run the Vittoria Pista tubulars 23mm at 110psi. I have never gotten a flat on the track.
09-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 4,094
Posted By billridesbikes

If you're having fun, your knees aren't hurting,...

If you're having fun, your knees aren't hurting, you're getting fitter, and losing weight then your cadence really doesn't matter. Seriously. Seems you're doing fine.

If you have a goal of a sub 4...
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By billridesbikes

^ Nice. I didn’t know the Pista tires came in...

^ Nice. I didn’t know the Pista tires came in clincher too. (It’s only money OP, someone has to support the poor bicycle industry workers)
09-29-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 341
Posted By billridesbikes

Why not get an 8sp11-21 cassette, same that you...

Why not get an 8sp11-21 cassette, same that you have one the bike now and put it on the Kicker? You’ll need some additional spacers on the trainer to make it work, but these additional spacers used...
Replies: 9
Views: 581
Posted By billridesbikes

The GP5000 is a good all-rounder tire. But there...

The GP5000 is a good all-rounder tire. But there are faster tires for the velodrome. If you aren’t going to run tubulars, look at a tire like the Vittoria Corsa Speed, which is lighter weight and...
09-28-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,011
Posted By billridesbikes

It has nothing to do with common sense! The...

It has nothing to do with common sense! The federal government, in a regulation change late last year, defines ebikes that are <750w and <20mph as bicycles and therefore ‘non-motorized’. I think...
09-28-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,011
Posted By billridesbikes

Doesn’t Arizona state law generally allow e-bikes...

Doesn’t Arizona state law generally allow e-bikes to use all bike lanes and bike paths? Does Tucson have a separate ordinance regarding e-bikes and bike paths?
09-27-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,059
Posted By billridesbikes

What will happen next: This poor young man will...

What will happen next: This poor young man will get consoling and therapy to him help deal with this tragic unavoidable mistake, meanwhile the criminal cyclists will get a misdemeanor ‘failure to...
09-26-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By billridesbikes

SBC isn't a direct to consumer brand, and by...

SBC isn't a direct to consumer brand, and by extension there is no contractual agreement directly between the manufacturer and consumer, Any contract is between the dealer and the customer. If MBS...
09-24-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By billridesbikes

Expect now they are not. Specialized should...

Expect now they are not.
Specialized should fill orders to authorized dealers that remain loyal instead of a new competitor.

Also, don't sell a product if you can't guarantee a consistent...
09-24-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By billridesbikes

What makes it 'non dik' is Specialized is...

What makes it 'non dik' is Specialized is prioritizing their own authorized dealers rather than trying selling as many bikes as possible and screwing their own people.
09-24-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,214
Posted By billridesbikes

The real 'dck' move here would be for the...

The real 'dck' move here would be for the manufacturer, Specialized, to support someone outside their dealer network before their own loyal dealers. If I was an authorized Specialized dealer and...
09-24-21, 06:56 AM
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 872
Posted By billridesbikes

Not enough tickets where sold to make it...

Not enough tickets where sold to make it worthwhile for the band. According to the radio they would have only netted around 100k and that's not enough for them to bother to play a show. So it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,254
Posted By billridesbikes

This is what I’m beginning to wonder about. Is...

This is what I’m beginning to wonder about. Is the overbuilt nature of the front of modern racing bikes (bigger forks to support disk brakes, integrated handlebars and headset, aero ‘beer can’ head...
09-20-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By billridesbikes

"Very comfortable to ride", doesn't exactly sound...

"Very comfortable to ride", doesn't exactly sound like a review dripping with vitriol and hate to me. However it sounds like they have same range anxiety some people have for EVs and the reviewer was...
09-20-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By billridesbikes

If you're a California voter you can sign...

If you're a California voter you can sign Calbike's petition for the governor here (assuming you don't catch him while you're waiting for your $350/person tasting menu at the French Laundry):
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,095
Posted By billridesbikes

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete...

Usually in full kit with an audience to complete your humiliation…
09-19-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 477
Posted By billridesbikes

There is a 1.45 mile segment on a level bike path...

There is a 1.45 mile segment on a level bike path next to a 45 mph road. Reigning Strava time? 53 seconds! Not even going to beat that one in my car.
09-19-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,970
Posted By billridesbikes

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a...

Next week do some shorter rides (30-35m) at a pace greater than your century pace and do near your normal weekly milage. Week of do a few short easy rides durning the week to stay loose and take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,095
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT...

It’s definitely a thing on many racing and TT bikes, but because these bikes are ridden at high speed the turning angle is shallow and your tires are narrow so some toe overlap can be acceptable. But...
09-19-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,391
Posted By billridesbikes

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights...

Stop at red lights, and go through green lights as if they are red.
Don’t trust drivers to obey traffic rules or acknowledge your right of way.
Stay alive, even if it means giving way or even...
09-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By billridesbikes

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling...

My understanding is this is not how the pedaling will work. The controller will adjust the magnetic resistance of the crank based on the ‘gear’ selection and grade of the road much like a smart...
09-18-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
Posted By billridesbikes

Delinking of Cranks and wheel

Chain-free bike by wire.
Would eliminate the need for any drive train maintenance. Ultimately might be simpler to build with fewer parts than regular e-bikes.
Could this be where E-bikes will...
09-18-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By billridesbikes

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal...

I would say pry it apart. See if the internal cables that connects to the USB or battery are loose. You can then search the part number on the battery and see if there are replacements out there. You...
09-18-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By billridesbikes

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS...

No, Garmin cycling computers don't have a WAAS option. Probably WAAS will drain the battery too quickly for cycling and since one is mainly on roads and marked trails the accuracy is good enough....
09-16-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,970
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by...

I think you can improve your endurance a bit by doing the 68m this week and then try something in the 80-85 mile range next week. Take a week to ride a lower volume of miles with maybe your long ride...
09-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,470
Posted By billridesbikes

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How...

Are you saying people are basically jerks? How disappointing.
09-14-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 6,470
Posted By billridesbikes

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an...

You would need a new BT protocol where you add an extra mode to allow emergency broadcasts or something like that with a opt-in/out option.
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