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11-18-21, 03:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,100
Posted By aclinjury

Absolutely use lights, day or night. Articles...

Absolutely use lights, day or night.
Articles discussing the merits of lights:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22884376/
...
10-22-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By aclinjury

So, the solution is to use a longer expansion...

So, the solution is to use a longer expansion plug, and put an aluminum sleeve to protect the carbon steerer from the compression ring.

Question: Why wasn't this thought out? I mean, a company...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,106
Posted By aclinjury

did I read that right, had C5 removed?? wow...

did I read that right, had C5 removed?? wow didn't know the neck could still function like that.

But about confidence. You can ease back in. Ride on flat roads for a while. Then do only easy...
10-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By aclinjury

If the UCI lowers the bike weight minimun to say...

If the UCI lowers the bike weight minimun to say 6 kg, then the rim brake bikes could be made even ligther.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aclinjury

so you wanna be a sprinter? Sprinting is A LOT...

so you wanna be a sprinter? Sprinting is A LOT less trainable then threshold training. Meaning. It's a lot easier to take good sprinter and transform him into a decent climber than it is to take a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aclinjury

Right. In my experience, one of the major...

Right. In my experience, one of the major "advantage" of being able to train long hours per week is that:
1. your routine doesn't have to be "efficient" because you will gain fitness based on sheer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aclinjury

I see your points, all valid. I consider myself...

I see your points, all valid. I consider myself a weekender. I used to train a lot 18 hrs/wk, and was holding 4.5-4.6 w/kg on an hour mtb climb (peaks over 7000 ft elevation). This would make me a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aclinjury

I've always appreciated your tehnical discussions...

I've always appreciated your tehnical discussions through the years on this and other forums. And I didn't mean to diminish your contribution value in anyway (if I came across like so).
Like you,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aclinjury

The real question is, can a more accurate PM on...

The real question is, can a more accurate PM on the market make a weekend athlete any better than a less accurate PM. I'm referring to weekend athletes, the people in this discussion. I doubt it. ...
10-20-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,968
Posted By aclinjury

Froome may or may not have doped, but we won't...

Froome may or may not have doped, but we won't know. However, what we do know is that your comparison of him to doping is a false equivalency. A high speed crash at 50 kph into a stone wall will do...
10-13-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By aclinjury

I see no compression plug in the pic. The new...

I see no compression plug in the pic. The new aero bars have their stack way too thick that no compression plugs on the market is long enough to go all the way down like 3" to where the breakpoint...
10-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By aclinjury

Specialized SL7 fork recall

ugh oh

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/specialized-tarmac-sl7-recall/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og6hcRLaByI
10-05-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,523
Posted By aclinjury

why are you comparing a marathoner to a 100m...

why are you comparing a marathoner to a 100m sprinter? that's like comparing a TdF rider to a track sprinter. Can a TdF rider compete in a match sprint? duh. That's not what I was comparing. I...
10-05-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,011
Posted By aclinjury

you can continue to workout through muscle...

you can continue to workout through muscle soreness.
However, if it's muscle pain then you should stop.
Sometimes it can be conflating distinguishing muscle soreness with muscle pain, especially if...
10-04-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,523
Posted By aclinjury

In the world of endurance cycling, you can have a...

In the world of endurance cycling, you can have a big guy with poor climbing and TT ability, and he can still win a bunh of races in the TdF.
In endurance running, no big guy is gonna win anything...
10-04-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,981
Posted By aclinjury

OP, ask someone younger to test ride your bike...

OP, ask someone younger to test ride your bike and see how he feels. If he says this bike cannot handle, then it's the bike. If he has no issue riding the descent you describe, then it's you, in...
10-04-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,981
Posted By aclinjury

You seem to hint that tank splapper only happens...

You seem to hint that tank splapper only happens to Japanese motorcycles form the 70s? Ever watch any motorcycle race of today? Tank slappers happen a lot.
10-04-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 6,523
Posted By aclinjury

are we comparing running a marathon on a...

are we comparing running a marathon on a treadmill to running on the pavement? Running on the treadmill is not really running, you're just bounding off a band that is rolling under your feet.
10-04-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,901
Posted By aclinjury

all these discussions just means tubeless isn't...

all these discussions just means tubeless isn't for the road, unless you wanna ride 32mm tires on road.
Nobody talks about tubeless anymore in mtb because it's automatically assume you'll go...
10-02-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,418
Posted By aclinjury

see if a larger chainring will fit on it,...

see if a larger chainring will fit on it, assuming there is a separate chainring you could buy for this crank.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,434
Posted By aclinjury

you got it. Probably 20-30% of the entire bicycle...

you got it. Probably 20-30% of the entire bicycle industry revenue is from people mucking around and experimenting... then finding either things didn't work out and they end up selling on ebay or...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,434
Posted By aclinjury

ah gotcha. You're not alone in the "tire/rim...

ah gotcha. You're not alone in the "tire/rim combination not working". It's a crapshot at best. But hey you're in SD, flats are a once a year event.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,434
Posted By aclinjury

you're in SD, roads are nice. Why do you even...

you're in SD, roads are nice. Why do you even bother mucking with tubeless??
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,434
Posted By aclinjury

Road tubeless sucks if: 1) you aren't using at...

Road tubeless sucks if:
1) you aren't using at least a 32c tire, or
2) Stans sealant

And who the hell wants to use any tire bigger than 25c, unless they're just.... tourists.

Meanwhile, fast...
09-08-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,637
Posted By aclinjury

NO CARBON BIKE WILL EVER RIDE LIKE STEEL.!!! ...

NO CARBON BIKE WILL EVER RIDE LIKE STEEL.!!!
and no matter what the Bikeforum experts say about "material doesn't matter" or talk up about all this highly theoretical concept of "carbon layup and...
08-28-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,971
Posted By aclinjury

this question could have been a good one relating...

this question could have been a good one relating to interval training.
Too bad thread took a dump
08-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By aclinjury

it is thread like this that brings out all the...

it is thread like this that brings out all the "non-daily" posters!:thumb::hug:
08-12-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,669
Posted By aclinjury

SRAM: "am I a yoke to you?":roflmao2:

SRAM: "am I a yoke to you?":roflmao2:
08-11-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,693
Posted By aclinjury

metronome?? way too much time on your hands, buddy

metronome?? way too much time on your hands, buddy
08-11-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,511
Posted By aclinjury

current running poll shows 10 people voted...

current running poll shows 10 people voted damange, 3 voted theft :wtf::lol::lol:
damn the 3 who voted theft are the types that go on "neighborhood" forum and make posts like "Suspicious kids around...
08-11-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,511
Posted By aclinjury

LOL ah-effin-men!!! Some are goddamn overzealous...

LOL ah-effin-men!!! Some are goddamn overzealous about reporting on things based solely on conjectures. What a great way to drain police resources while they play Sherlock Holmes!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,302
Posted By aclinjury

There are a couple of popular rides here on...

There are a couple of popular rides here on Saturday and Sunday morning that attract all the racer-wannabe spandexters from cat 5 all the way to cat 1. Anyone can just show up and ride. The fast...
08-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,347
Posted By aclinjury

- 8,9,10 speed drivetrains are quieter than 11,12...

- 8,9,10 speed drivetrains are quieter than 11,12 speed drivetrain
- steel frames are quieter than carbon ones
- long chainstays make quieter bikes than shorter ones
- smaller cassettes are...
08-09-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,968
Posted By aclinjury

oh sure, you guys wanted him prosecuted after...

oh sure, you guys wanted him prosecuted after years of him abusing your trust, and that made you hurt, didn't it? So you wanted to prosecute your former hero not necessarily because he doped and...
08-08-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,660
Posted By aclinjury

For road bike positioning, 1. quads provide 60%...

For road bike positioning,
1. quads provide 60%
2. gluts about 30%
3. the rest are the other muscle groups

This is the reason why road cyclists have well developed quads but carry a pancake...
08-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,968
Posted By aclinjury

Most Americans initially thought Armstrong was...

Most Americans initially thought Armstrong was clean. Then as the evidence piled up, they finally gave in and accepted that Armstrong, their cancer fighting hero, was a massive systemic doper.
...
07-19-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,210
Posted By aclinjury

that's a nice build, put a custom label on it,...

that's a nice build, put a custom label on it, give it to some of the magazines to reviews, and watch the accolades pour in!
What's the cost of the overall build?
07-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By aclinjury

I already tried the ISM. Way too wide, it rubs...

I already tried the ISM. Way too wide, it rubs my thighs all over, yes, while sitting on the nose. Sitting on the rear of the ISM is totally unbearable as the rubbing to the thighs is even worse.
07-05-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By aclinjury

What is the narrowest nosed saddle?

I'm looking for a saddle that has a very narrow nose. My current Prologo's nose is 37mm wide along the "nose section" of the saddle.Is there anything narrower than this?

PS: I have tried a short...
06-29-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,631
Posted By aclinjury

RAAM is a race that all the geezers seem to like...

RAAM is a race that all the geezers seem to like talking about.
06-23-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By aclinjury

-if it's a local ride, then carry 1 spare tube,...

-if it's a local ride, then carry 1 spare tube, tire boot, 2 tire levers (get the big Pedro levers), CO2, and make sure she knows how to use all these.
-if it's centruy ride or remote, then in...
06-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,309
Posted By aclinjury

When can we expect the gluttony of bikes to go on sale on Craigslist?

Surely this is a ticking time bomb awaiting to happen. I want to get a highend XC full suspension mtb, and I keep hoping for the hordes to start selling. Do you think it will happen in the Fall?
06-20-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By aclinjury

at least it's not a broken bolt in a water bottle...

at least it's not a broken bolt in a water bottle holder boss on a carbon frame!
06-20-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By aclinjury

I just googled some reviews of the 951 XC. It's...

I just googled some reviews of the 951 XC. It's 120mm travel, NO lockout, and weighs 28 lbs. Insult to injuyr, it's spec'd with aluminum rims with 27mm inner width. I think I'll pass. Better to buy a...
06-19-21, 11:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,975
Posted By aclinjury

Shame Costco isn't selling the 951 XC, cause I'd...

Shame Costco isn't selling the 951 XC, cause I'd definitely consider it
06-14-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,790
Posted By aclinjury

I'd pass on these. They're old, probably have...

I'd pass on these. They're old, probably have narrow brake track. These retailed at $850 when they were released, this means they went for $800. And now, your friend wanna sell them for almost...
06-14-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By aclinjury

road cycling is definitely more dangerous than...

road cycling is definitely more dangerous than mtb'ing. I hear and seen more road deaths than mtb deaths.
The story posted by the OP was from 4.5 years ago.
06-12-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,145
Posted By aclinjury

If I say that the majority of body mass is made...

If I say that the majority of body mass is made of water, and that you need to keep yourself hydrated during exercise, then most people will surely understand what I'm talking about, and that they...
06-11-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,145
Posted By aclinjury

Muscle cramps may be a "mystery", but it's only a...

Muscle cramps may be a "mystery", but it's only a mystery because the average guy doesn't know how to prevent them. But cramps are not a mystery to science.

Let's take a look at how muscle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By aclinjury

Jagwire organic (resin) brake pads, $11/pair. It...

Jagwire organic (resin) brake pads, $11/pair. It doesn't get cheaper than this. I use them on my mtb and they are quiet and provide plenty of power for XC riding in the dry. If you ride wet a lot,...
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