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11-19-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,525
Posted By SouthFLpix

A British rider has won the Tour de France every...

A British rider has won the Tour de France every year, save one, since 2012. That caused a cycling boom. Armstrong also caused a cycling boom in the US when he was winning Tours.
11-19-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,519
Posted By SouthFLpix

Di2 has already been out for about 10 years. Here...

Di2 has already been out for about 10 years. Here is an article from nearly 10 years ago about Di2 being used in the TDF:

https://www.wired.com/2008/07/shimano/

So now it's ten years later and...
11-12-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,069
Posted By SouthFLpix

Outside of competitive cycling, I prefer steel or...

Outside of competitive cycling, I prefer steel or titanium for the following reasons:

- will likely last decades
- you don't have to worry as much about over-tightening if you don't have access...
11-12-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 16,670
Posted By SouthFLpix

I think downtube shifters make sense on a touring...

I think downtube shifters make sense on a touring bike. The front mech works better as a friction shift when using with a triple because it can be trimmed easily, and otherwise triples are...
10-30-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,060
Posted By SouthFLpix

As a side note, I've noticed that if you get the...

As a side note, I've noticed that if you get the mid-range (or above) chains they last noticeably longer. I assume this is to due to the use of harder metals which discourage elongation.
10-22-18, 03:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,278
Posted By SouthFLpix

I'm a believer in e-bikes. The newer designs are...

I'm a believer in e-bikes. The newer designs are getting nicer and more well integrated. The problem is that they can cost more than a decent motorcycle. So yeah, but bring the prices down.
10-16-18, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,076
Posted By SouthFLpix

It does work. You can also use a piece of the...

It does work. You can also use a piece of the cardboard boxes that inner tubes come in. I've used those successfully.
10-15-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,255
Posted By SouthFLpix

No. Everyone I know drives a car. Any bike would...

No. Everyone I know drives a car. Any bike would be an upgrade.
10-03-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,988
Posted By SouthFLpix

Consider a bike with 650B wheels and tires that...

Consider a bike with 650B wheels and tires that are 42 or 47mm wide, with a high TPI rating. A rando or gravel bike with this wheel and tire combo can be both lively and forgiving at the same time.
10-02-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 740
Posted By SouthFLpix

Park PCS-10

Park PCS-10
09-08-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 961
Posted By SouthFLpix

I gave up clipless pedals for city riding. If...

I gave up clipless pedals for city riding. If there is some mechanical advantage to begin with, you certainly give that up with all the constant stops required when riding in a city. I am back to...
04-24-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,209
Posted By SouthFLpix

I have a pair and they compare favorably with a...

I have a pair and they compare favorably with a roughly $30 something pair I have from Amazon, and are noticeably better than a pair I got that is Nashbar brand for roughly the same $30 something...
04-22-18, 11:40 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,934
Posted By SouthFLpix

I know a less fortunate individual, and he does...

I know a less fortunate individual, and he does work by doing deliveries on his bike. It's a good quality straight bar hybrid bike with a rigid fork. He has money to pay for the occasional...
04-21-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 75,549
Posted By SouthFLpix

I did 30 miles. It was my first time in a long...

I did 30 miles. It was my first time in a long time riding with someone, as I am almost always a solo rider. It was actually ok because there were moments when they were pushing me a little, and...
04-20-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By SouthFLpix

You just reminded me, I need to lower my...

You just reminded me, I need to lower my handlebars a bit. I think I've been riding too upright lately, and as a result feeling more pressure in the saddle than I would like to.
04-19-18, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By SouthFLpix

My opinion is that most "regular guys"...

My opinion is that most "regular guys" considering a road bike would be better off with an endurance bike. It's not like the average cyclist is going to be riding up Mount Ventoux every day or...
04-18-18, 10:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,480
Posted By SouthFLpix

Just because you have 12 gears on the rear...

Just because you have 12 gears on the rear cassette and battery powered shifty things doesn't make up for the fact that everyone from 16 to 85 is on the road with a 3500lb, 300 horsepower metal...
04-13-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,566
Posted By SouthFLpix

I once installed a new set of tires and punctured...

I once installed a new set of tires and punctured 1.4 miles into my first ride with them. I fixed the flat and kept going and I think it went over a year without puncturing again. Sometimes you just...
04-12-18, 05:15 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,582
Posted By SouthFLpix

Bike shops typically make very little on new bike...

Bike shops typically make very little on new bike sales. Most of their profit comes from selling accessories or for providing service and maintenance. In other words, it doesn't matter where you...
04-12-18, 03:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,560
Posted By SouthFLpix

Since I depend on my bikes for transportation, I...

Since I depend on my bikes for transportation, I feel good about having 2 bikes. Although I do consider myself a decent mechanic at this point, there are some issues that can put a bike out of...
04-12-18, 12:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,361
Posted By SouthFLpix

A decent entry level road bike, with say 105...

A decent entry level road bike, with say 105 components, can be had for roughly $1000 more or less. You may be able to get it for less if you buy online, but to do so you should be fairly comfortable...
04-10-18, 12:11 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,651
Posted By SouthFLpix

Honestly it's good for the pros. Now they can run...

Honestly it's good for the pros. Now they can run a 11-32 and have the same jump between gears as used to be the case on an 11-28. That in theory should almost eliminate the need for a compact double...
04-06-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,138
Posted By SouthFLpix

I prefer steel and titanium bikes because they...

I prefer steel and titanium bikes because they seem to last forever, and also because you can buy or retrofit them with S&S couplers for travel. Of the two, titanium is lighter, and more corrosion...
04-01-18, 01:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,472
Posted By SouthFLpix

I'm not interested in that particular type of...

I'm not interested in that particular type of challenge, but I do set weekly and monthly mileage goals using the Garmin Connect app and website.
03-07-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By SouthFLpix

The biggest issue is with the rear wheel breaking...

The biggest issue is with the rear wheel breaking spokes. As long as the rear wheel is solid, I think it's pretty rare for the frame to fail because of rider weight .
03-04-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 974
Posted By SouthFLpix

Try the mountain bike pedals. They may work just...

Try the mountain bike pedals. They may work just fine for you. They don't work for me because of the small surface area (I get a numb foot), but everyone is different.
02-18-18, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,038
Posted By SouthFLpix

I went on a nice early morning ride, and am...

I went on a nice early morning ride, and am tempted to do a night time ride. I might just jump on the trainer and throw in some Netflix instead, I haven't decided.
02-18-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,461
Posted By SouthFLpix

I've always loved the idea of trekking bars for...

I've always loved the idea of trekking bars for touring as is common in Europe, even though I also enjoy our own culture of using drop bars for the same. I have some nice dropbars with flared drops,...
02-17-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By SouthFLpix

Lemond, Colnago in vintage steel. Super nice when...

Lemond, Colnago in vintage steel. Super nice when restored. Just my opinion.
02-16-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,364
Posted By SouthFLpix

I too am on the Walmart cycling wear program....

I too am on the Walmart cycling wear program. I've been disappointed by traditional cycling jerseys, but maybe I need to give them another shot in the future. I *want* to like them, I just can't.
02-16-18, 12:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,300
Posted By SouthFLpix

I used to buy those also, and they work just...

I used to buy those also, and they work just fine, but now I have deeper dish rims and the valve is too short. An extension works fine as a temporary fix, but in the future I would prefer buying...
02-15-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By SouthFLpix

I used the 'carrying hook' on a Swiss Army knife....

I used the 'carrying hook' on a Swiss Army knife. If that didn't work, my next idea was to remove the wheel from the bike and the cassette from the hub to give myself more room. I too was working on...
02-12-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By SouthFLpix

Congrats on the bike. It's super nice.

Congrats on the bike. It's super nice.
02-12-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By SouthFLpix

Yes, I do agree that on a bike a mirrorless...

Yes, I do agree that on a bike a mirrorless camera would be easier to carry. Of course, it's also true that for decades people carried standard SLR cameras, so I guess anything is doable.
02-10-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,775
Posted By SouthFLpix

There are places in the city where more people...

There are places in the city where more people ride, mainly because traffic is much slower (Miami Beach) and there is a very strong law enforcement presence, so you can't just run someone down and...
02-09-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By SouthFLpix

Congratulations on the new bike. Post pics! FYI,...

Congratulations on the new bike. Post pics! FYI, I'm glad everyone seems to be off the skinny tire bandwagon. At least in the real world conditions of potholes and badly maintained roads that most of...
02-09-18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By SouthFLpix

Lower back pain can be caused by poor core body...

Lower back pain can be caused by poor core body conditioning, riding on rough roads with very high pressure skinny tires, having a non-compliant frame / seatpost / saddle setup, among other things....
02-08-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,522
Posted By SouthFLpix

I am going to assume the OP means, a bike...

I am going to assume the OP means, a bike designed for bikepacking. Yes, you should buy one!
02-05-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,538
Posted By SouthFLpix

I think a lot of people have been hinting that a...

I think a lot of people have been hinting that a lot of it depends on your fitness. Chris Froome recently posted a ride on Strava where he averaged about 28 mph on a ride that was over 6 hours, and...
02-05-18, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By SouthFLpix

It's sometimes called a "cafe lock". Meaning it's...

It's sometimes called a "cafe lock". Meaning it's generally considered an ok lock to have while you are sitting in a cafe with your bike leaning against the wall next to you.

It really depends on...
02-05-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,479
Posted By SouthFLpix

I've always felt that if you want a great...

I've always felt that if you want a great physique, then a diet and weight lifting program is a better way to achieve that than cycling. It's not like professional cyclists are known for having the...
02-04-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By SouthFLpix

Mine is exactly like yours. From the picture it...

Mine is exactly like yours. From the picture it looks like you have the skewer system set up to accept a bike with a traditional skewer. I would change that out and use the Kurt Kinetic metal skewer,...
02-03-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,716
Posted By SouthFLpix

https://velo-orange.com/collections/saddles/produc...

https://velo-orange.com/collections/saddles/products/microfiber-touring-saddle

$45. Everything I've purchased from VeloOrange has exceeded my expectations.
02-03-18, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By SouthFLpix

It's a good deal. I paid $285 for mine, and...

It's a good deal. I paid $285 for mine, and was/am happy. I use it often, but of course prefer to ride outside whenever possible.
02-03-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,538
Posted By SouthFLpix

Lon Haldeman used to commute 80 miles each way to...

Lon Haldeman used to commute 80 miles each way to his job as bike shop mechanic, so 160 miles total each day. Yes, of course it's possible.
01-25-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,547
Posted By SouthFLpix

Over time you get more wear and tear just from...

Over time you get more wear and tear just from laying it against bike racks. It wouldn't bother me.
01-18-18, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By SouthFLpix

That's the one I have. It's great, but it has the...

That's the one I have. It's great, but it has the same flaw that all trainers have; It's not as fun as riding outdoors.
01-17-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,055
Posted By SouthFLpix

I am using a Contour camera that I purchased on...

I am using a Contour camera that I purchased on sale a few years ago. If I was buying today I would get some type of GoPro just because of the cheap and plentiful mounting options.
01-17-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By SouthFLpix

If you want a hub with a wide gear range without...

If you want a hub with a wide gear range without breaking the bank on a Rohloff, look into the Shimano Alfine 11. That has a spread of 409% from low to high, which I think would even be suitable for...
01-16-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,338
Posted By SouthFLpix

I would say it's above average. Professional road...

I would say it's above average. Professional road racers generally sprint above 40mph, even mid 40's with the right wind conditions or with a slight downhill, but that's not really a fair comparison....
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