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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By billridesbikes

You can also try to see if it comes up with other...

You can also try to see if it comes up with other alternative routes.
Cycle travel (https://cycle.travel/)

Sometimes on RidewithGPS you can find a long route someone else made, and use Google...
09-13-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By billridesbikes

Have you been introduced to the n+1 concept yet? ...

Have you been introduced to the n+1 concept yet?
Look for a good used bike with drop bars that fits your needs.
09-11-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,568
Posted By billridesbikes

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire...

It has nothing to do with environmentalists. Fire has always been part of the West, that coupled with a megadrought cycle is what is causing fires. There were much bigger fires out west in the 19th...
09-11-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,568
Posted By billridesbikes

If it’s a green or yellow air day (<100) I’m fine...

If it’s a green or yellow air day (<100) I’m fine with it. If it rises to orange or red I’ll skip any recreational riding. Purple and I’m staying inside with the doors and windows shut.

...
09-10-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,070
Posted By billridesbikes

Would you buy these used in metal? You generally...

Would you buy these used in metal? You generally canít tell by looking if an aluminum part is about to fail.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,729
Posted By billridesbikes

These folks built my last wheel set ...

These folks built my last wheel set
sugarwheelworks.com (https://sugarwheelworks.com/)
09-10-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,967
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m able to make a cup-o-noddles in 1 minute and...

I’m able to make a cup-o-noddles in 1 minute and 43 seconds. Is this fast enough to join a cup-o-noddles group?
My goal is to be in the Tour de Noodles next year. I’m fourteen years old if that...
09-09-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,967
Posted By billridesbikes

Is [bike forums] [cup o noddles] bad for my heart...

Is [bike forums] [cup o noddles] bad for my heart and blood pressure?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,985
Posted By billridesbikes

I use a waterproof stuff sack and an old toe...

I use a waterproof stuff sack and an old toe strap and stuff the jacket into it and tie it under the saddle with the toe strap.
I don’t use my heaviest cycling jackets unless I plan to wear it the...
09-09-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By billridesbikes

Is the resistance controlled by magnetic...

Is the resistance controlled by magnetic resistance or a felt/cloth pad? Never heard of a Keller? Kettler maybe?

I guess check to see if the felt pad is worn, and replace if it is.
If it’s...
09-08-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,042
Posted By billridesbikes

For a Campagnolo drivetrain you always use the...

For a Campagnolo drivetrain you always use the longest chain possible and determine the chain length needed in the big-big combo. This reduces the spring tension in the RD for optimized shifting.
09-06-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By billridesbikes

Is your home WiFi running 5Ghz or 2.4GHz band? ...

Is your home WiFi running 5Ghz or 2.4GHz band?
Did you try switching all the WiFi to 5Gz since 2.4 is the same as BT?
09-03-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,489
Posted By billridesbikes

Yes, car culture works very hard to present...

Yes, car culture works very hard to present driving as safe and fun and at the same time does itís best to present cycling on public roads as dangerous. Iím convinced that if car accidents where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,506
Posted By billridesbikes

Here is a power meter study (and references to...

Here is a power meter study (and references to previous studies). After testing 54 meters they claim an accuracy of -0.9% to true value (slight under reporting of true effort) and coefficient of...
08-30-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,623
Posted By billridesbikes

Simply the most important safety maneuver for all...

Simply the most important safety maneuver for all cyclists, whether you have a mirror or not or only ride mostly on dirt or MUPs. Practice it regularly until you and do it perfectly under any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,506
Posted By billridesbikes

1) I imagine that pedaling in a class, even a...

1) I imagine that pedaling in a class, even a virtual one, is more motivating than just riding around. Do you have a heart rate monitor? How does your HR compare?

2) How is the bike software...
08-28-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By billridesbikes

I really like Pedro’s Bike Lust for giving the...

I really like Pedro’s Bike Lust for giving the bike a shine. I’ve been using it on my Lynsey for many years.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,777
Posted By billridesbikes

Only a venial sin.

Only a venial sin.
08-26-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,637
Posted By billridesbikes

Give up now. Once your gf has trashed the bike...

Give up now.
Once your gf has trashed the bike in her brain she’ll always be unhappy with it. If she has an accident it will forever be your fault for making her ride that bike, something your...
08-26-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 31,091
Posted By billridesbikes

I love the art of cycling and the people that are...

I love the art of cycling and the people that are passionate about it. I like going to NAHBS and chatting with the builders and component makers and supporting them when I can. I’m at a point in my...
08-22-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By billridesbikes

Generally manufacturers are assumed to know more...

Generally manufacturers are assumed to know more about their product than customers. Manufacturers also have a ďduty to warnĒ if there is danger to the user that is not obvious. However, youíre...
08-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,066
Posted By billridesbikes

Don’t run blinking lights in group rides. So very...

Don’t run blinking lights in group rides. So very annoying.
08-21-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 428
Posted By billridesbikes

Look, if the shifting was mostly fine and you...

Look, if the shifting was mostly fine and you tweaked the cable tension and now it’s not fine, the problem is the cable tension. Use a work stand and loosen the cable tension (clockwise on the barrel...
08-20-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,616
Posted By billridesbikes

Awesome build for your Roadini. Here is an...

Awesome build for your Roadini.

Here is an older Roadini I built up for my wife for her Christmas present in 2018. 32mm tires, Rene Herse crankset, and Record 10sp, also came in at around 23lbs....
08-19-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,459
Posted By billridesbikes

For the long weekend ride (i.e. 4 hours or more)...

For the long weekend ride (i.e. 4 hours or more) I get up around 0430a, make a pancake, some egg-white scrambled eggs and coffee, and right before go time at around 0600-0630 I eat a banana.
This...
08-19-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,898
Posted By billridesbikes

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some...

This is wrong, there is no unequal forces on some spokes and not others. For a rim brake under hard braking, say 400N applied by the brake shoes you have a rearward force of 200N pushing the rear of...
08-15-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By billridesbikes

I think you can get a fork crown mount for the...

I think you can get a fork crown mount for the B&M Ixon IQ lights.

You can probably mount DiNotte lights on the head tube as well with the right mounting parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,241
Posted By billridesbikes

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not...

As we say in the electronics industry, “it’s not a bug, it’s a feature”.

My Edge stays on the bike all the time during the summer riding season. There is no real reason to ever remove it. When it...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By billridesbikes

You can find a used or refurbished GoPro hero5...

You can find a used or refurbished GoPro hero5 Black for around $150 US on eBay. Even though it’s older it’s still a pretty capable camera with image stabilization. I get about 90mins from my GoPros.
08-13-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,523
Posted By billridesbikes

Rather than the act of cycling, you’re more...

Rather than the act of cycling, you’re more likely to get it from your plastic water bottles or your cycling clothes as these can contain Phthalates, Dimethylformamide, Nonylphenol ethoxylates, and...
08-12-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By billridesbikes

It’s just a bike ride. If you have to DNF and get...

It’s just a bike ride. If you have to DNF and get picked up by the boom wagon who cares?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By billridesbikes

One of the commuters on my route carries a garden...

One of the commuters on my route carries a garden weeding tool and digs them up on the side of the trail if he sees them.

Where I live they have tried importing a weevil to control the vine but I...
08-12-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,550
Posted By billridesbikes

Yup, nice job. "Nothing good happens when at...

Yup, nice job.
"Nothing good happens when at the last second you pull hard on the brakes." -Juliet Elliot
Forum: Foo
08-11-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,249
Posted By billridesbikes

‘Ken’ never took off as the equivalent of...

‘Ken’ never took off as the equivalent of ‘Karen’, because an angry entitled middle aged white man acting out in public is more or less the norm.
08-11-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,876
Posted By billridesbikes

No, get the bike you like. The differences...

No, get the bike you like. The differences between a $2.5k bike and a $1.5k bike are small, but you’ll appreciate them the more you get into the sport. It’s more like getting the ‘sport’ option...
08-10-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By billridesbikes

But we know this isnít likely to be true. The...

But we know this isnít likely to be true. The government has stood by idly while car makers have stopped making sedans and switched to SUVs. SUV collisions with pedestrians are far more deadly than...
08-10-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 566
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m fairly certain that algorithms will be...

I’m fairly certain that algorithms will be optimized to prioritize driver and occupate safely including minor injuries, and if pedestrians get in the way that’s just too bad. (Thoughts and prayers)
...
08-09-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,266
Posted By billridesbikes

I have a stainless steel bike. Bar keeper’s...

I have a stainless steel bike. Bar keeper’s friend (liquid version) is what I use to shine it up!
08-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,719
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m going with the Automobile. Definitely a very...

I’m going with the Automobile. Definitely a very bad invention for bicycles.

Also, what’s up with these massive semi- truck looking grills on new truck and SUVs? I doubt drivers can actually see...
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,654
Posted By billridesbikes

Renť Herse (formally Compass cycles) has double...

Renť Herse (formally Compass cycles) has double and triple cranks between 52-42 (In increments of 2) and smaller rings between 44-24. You can pick the combination that works best and theyíll assemble...
08-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By billridesbikes

Smile more, that is make sure you’re relaxed. :) ...

Smile more, that is make sure you’re relaxed. :)

If your shoulders are all hunched up I’m sure that can contribute.

Then, like timetrialers, keep your head low but roll your eyes up so you’re...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,903
Posted By billridesbikes

How is that different from any other brand in the...

How is that different from any other brand in the world? Even if youíre sewing your own jerseys whatever you wear is going to project an image. Even the conscious effort to not project an image is...
07-30-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,344
Posted By billridesbikes

Any low speed crash where I don’t stick the...

Any low speed crash where I don’t stick the landing I make sure I jump up and raise my hands in the air like I’m Kerri Strug at the Olympics.

There are two types of cyclists: those who have fallen...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By billridesbikes

+1 for the little sleeve that come with some CO2...

+1 for the little sleeve that come with some CO2 inflators that slips over the cartridge.
07-25-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,550
Posted By billridesbikes

I prefer to have my butt in the saddle with my...

I prefer to have my butt in the saddle with my weight shifted over the front wheel as much as possible on a high speed decent. You want maximum contact with the bike and lifting out of the saddle...
07-25-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,534
Posted By billridesbikes

About 8 parts water to 1 part Apple cider vinegar...

About 8 parts water to 1 part Apple cider vinegar and add a little salt and honey to taste. My understanding is the Roman Army had a drink that was similar and they did alright.
07-23-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 509
Posted By billridesbikes

Um, calipers? If you don’t have calipers...

Um, calipers?

If you don’t have calipers measure around the tube with a tape measure and divide by 3.14, that is also the diameter.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,903
Posted By billridesbikes

I bought my Rapha jersey at the London Soho store...

I bought my Rapha jersey at the London Soho store when I was visiting England a couple years ago because the price in pounds seems lower than dollars... ahaha

I never knew how good jerseys and...
07-21-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,853
Posted By billridesbikes

If you had experience in manufacturing you would...

If you had experience in manufacturing you would know that 100% inspect maybe catches around 80% of defective material. 100% inspect is not all that effective and a QA team can never inspect itís way...
07-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,004
Posted By billridesbikes

You donít have the power to afford to close more...

You donít have the power to afford to close more than a couple of gaps during the race; even a cat4-5 race on a smooth flat road will be 30mph+. You might think you only have a small gap to close but...
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