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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 885,975
Posted By WhyFi

For the REI members: looks like Cannondales (with...

For the REI members: looks like Cannondales (with the exception of e-bikes) will be 20% off during their Labor Day sale, which seems not too shabby. If you have an REI credit card, the extra 5% back...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,171
Posted By datlas

Too many variables to give a number in years or...

Too many variables to give a number in years or miles.

Replace when worn out. You are free to decide what that means.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Razorrock

There are lots of protected bike lanes to ride...

There are lots of protected bike lanes to ride safely. The Razorback Greenway runs from Bentonville all the way south to Fayetteville. Probably 45 miles one way. Lots of interesting things to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,124
Posted By datlas

Happy to help: ...

Happy to help:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLhdT701ND8
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,207
Posted By Psimet2001

No. The imbalance is too small. I have been...

No. The imbalance is too small.

I have been asked this so many times it kind of naturally makes my eyes roll but to play along i will say the following: I do not have the time to do calculations...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,207
Posted By RChung

Yes, I do, but I was unhappy when I had to patch...

Yes, I do, but I was unhappy when I had to patch a flat because the patch threw off the balancing, so now when I get a flat I add three patches, one over the hole and two others at 120-degree...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,207
Posted By PeteHski

The reason we balance car wheels is to prevent...

The reason we balance car wheels is to prevent vibration at resonant frequencies. It has nothing to do with steering, traction, wear or gas mileage. An out of balance car wheel will often vibrate...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,207
Posted By sdmc530

Found it; Shop Talk: Is Wheel Balancing...

Found it;

Shop Talk: Is Wheel Balancing Worth It? - YouTube
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,207
Posted By sdmc530

Park Tool's Calvin did a video on this topic, I...

Park Tool's Calvin did a video on this topic, I will have to see if I can find it. It was really interesting but if I remember it correctly in his opinion it was a waist of time and effort.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,586
Posted By Koyote

10 Speed drivetrain means 10 speed chain. Just...

10 Speed drivetrain means 10 speed chain. Just buy anything made by Shimano and it’ll be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 167,206
Posted By datlas

Zombie thread alert!

Zombie thread alert!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,608
Posted By Branko D

Do you honk every time you overtake another car...

Do you honk every time you overtake another car in your car? Of course not, that'd be preposterous. You overtake if you can do it safely, and brake if you can't.

I see zero reasons for cyclists to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,608
Posted By kingston

When people give me advice on how to ride my bike...

When people give me advice on how to ride my bike I smile, wave and say "thanks for the tip!" as unironically as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,451
Posted By esarhaddon

There is a connectIQ data field for Garmin...

There is a connectIQ data field for Garmin devices that allows you to dual record multiple power meters to the same fit file. (ANT+ Power Meter by takura87 -...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,451
Posted By RChung

People say this all the time but, unless you're...

People say this all the time but, unless you're doing something that's a lot more important than riding a bike, you really don't need much more precision and accuracy than you can easily to achieve...
10-13-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,672
Posted By noisebeam

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and...

I've always used a bit of tape along one edge and then popped off one half of light to change batteries to keep tape in place. I'd only need to replace tape a couple times a year and it solved the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 911
Posted By njkayaker

:rolleyes: It's optional. It also...

:rolleyes:

It's optional.

It also serves a legitimate purpose for some people.

What evidence do you have that Garmin is "marketing your data"?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,206
Posted By bbbean

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette...

Yes. I just did. My trainer wheel and cassette cost $50-60, and I use old road tires that I don't want to use outside any more. Swapping wheels with a QR takes 15-30 seconds, so it isn't much of an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,494
Posted By seypat

If you're a $hitty climber like me, you have a...

If you're a $hitty climber like me, you have a triple......... and a large cluster in back. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,494
Posted By seypat

Ahh, the appeal of the triple. You get to keep...

Ahh, the appeal of the triple. You get to keep your standard chainrings, and have a granny as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,045
Posted By popeye

I would never swap back to front. You always want...

I would never swap back to front. You always want your best tire in front. I always rotate front to back and the 5000 seems to wear faster in front than the 4000 but it may just be the bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,045
Posted By cuevélo

5) Rather than rotating tires back to front, I'd...

5) Rather than rotating tires back to front, I'd wait until it's time to replace the back tire, rotate front to back, and put a new tire on the front.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,272
Posted By HTupolev

Today's Sora launched more than five years ago.

Today's Sora launched more than five years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,844
Posted By WhyFi

You're 145 and you want to hit 100psi? Are you...

You're 145 and you want to hit 100psi? Are you running 19mm tires?

Seriously, though - that's a bit much.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,503
Posted By KenCT

I've run Zwift from an Android phone and an...

I've run Zwift from an Android phone and an iPhone with no issues. It also runs on an iPad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,503
Posted By Doomrider74

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best...

Buying my Wahoo Kickr was one of the best purchases I have ever made, cycling-related or not: It helped my sanity during the winter covid months and I'm no longer dreading the onset of next winter.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bob Dopolina

First Ride in Ages

I used to train and race quite seriously (a legend in my own mind). Every day the ride had a purpose, a focus, and was documented and measured. I did enjoy this aspect of it but it seemed more a job...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 15,976
Posted By genejockey

I'm sure there is some snobby elitism going on,...

I'm sure there is some snobby elitism going on, because it involves people, and that's what people do. But maybe a lot of what outsiders interpret as snobby elitism is self preservation based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,196
Posted By TMonk

I use spendy tubes and tires on my race wheels -...

I use spendy tubes and tires on my race wheels - turbo cottons on my road bike, corsa speed TT bike, both with latex. On my daily driver (Giant TCR) I don't bother and go with butyl tubes and mid...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,196
Posted By HTupolev

If you're using a tire that's suppler and has...

If you're using a tire that's suppler and has less hysteresis, then the tube makes up a greater proportion of the stiffness and damping of the tube+tire system. In a certain sense I guess you could...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,067
Posted By MoAlpha

Yeah, it adds an important element of...

Yeah, it adds an important element of physiological reality testing to power-based training. Intervals.icu will also build you a regression model from the database of rides with power and HR to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By WhyFi

In his line of work, reading before responding is...

In his line of work, reading before responding is important.

:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By njkayaker

??? Not his story. It's a copy of stuff from...

???

Not his story. It's a copy of stuff from somebody's website.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By WhyFi

I believe it, but you fell down on this one,...

I believe it, but you fell down on this one, because you wouldn't be saying this -



...because what's actually happening is this -



They weren't asking for a refund or a return - they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By Bob Dopolina

You have no clue. 1. Never attacked anyone....

You have no clue.

1. Never attacked anyone. I asked how the part was installed. Please explain how that is an attack.
2. No redirect of any kind (this is delusional). I tried to confirm the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By WhyFi

Still haven't read the OP, eh?

Still haven't read the OP, eh?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,543
Posted By Bob Dopolina

Sorry, wrong on all counts. 1. I was kidding...

Sorry, wrong on all counts.

1. I was kidding about the hammer but we do need to check a few things to make sure it was installed right (so a replacement won't fail again).
2. The counterfeit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By cxwrench

THRU axle. No, it's fine to use the same one when...

THRU axle. No, it's fine to use the same one when riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By Koyote

This. At a stoplight, I want to be...

This.

At a stoplight, I want to be straddling the bike, with one foot on a pedal in the forward position, as that allows me to accelerate rapidly when the traffic starts to move.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By Reflector Guy

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long...

I may be crazy, but I prefer to stand at a long traffic light. Gives the ol' sitbones a break.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,874
Posted By grizzly59

Maybe work, might smell: ...

Maybe work, might smell:

https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/4-ft-x-6-ft-x-3-4-in-thick-rubber-stall-mat-2219003

There's a carpet shop here who will sew an edge tape around a chunk of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,279
Posted By reishi

I was wearing masks before masks were cool. The...

I was wearing masks before masks were cool. The n95 design holds most of the mask material away from the face so there's a nice large and warm air bubble to breath from . Wouldn't ride in the winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,817
Posted By Koyote

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and...

I'm glad that more people are riding bikes, and more people are coming to bf. But lately, there really is an abundance of new members asking questions like "Is this bike going to fit me?", or "Is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,418
Posted By RChung

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and...

There are ways that you can check accuracy (and precision) by yourself but, depending on what your needs are, they range from relatively simple to quite complex. These methods are well-understood if...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,817
Posted By WhyFi

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route...

So go for it - I wouldn't recommend that route for someone that's not comfortable with their own maintenance, but you seem to be pretty accomplished and knowledgeable. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,817
Posted By Koyote

So, buy one of the other bikes.

So, buy one of the other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,817
Posted By Bob the Mech

I assume we are talking about the Émonda SL 6 (€...

I assume we are talking about the Émonda SL 6 (€ 3399) which retails at £2900 on the Trek UK offiial E-store (€ 3189). It's very unlikely you will negotiate a price anywhere near the € 2700 mark. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,668
Posted By Cyclist0108

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride...

Tires are MUCH more likely to influence ride quality and how the bike feels, unless the hub has very worn bearings, has been neglected for a decade, is defective, damaged, or really low-end. (The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3,086
Views: 885,975
Posted By Danhedonia

A fair # of Selle Italia saddles with manganese...

A fair # of Selle Italia saddles with manganese rails for $39-$49 at Pro's Closet, including my long-sought white 143 Flite saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,163
Posted By mattcalifornia

I was interested in this until I saw the post...

I was interested in this until I saw the post about the environmental factors. I'll pass.

More to the point -- you should easily get 5-10,000 miles out of your chain if you keep everything clean...
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