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Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-17, 01:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,957
Posted By kingfishr

I have been switching between 23, 25 and 28mm...

I have been switching between 23, 25 and 28mm tires for several years, and using a power meter, and have been analyzing my numbers for all that time. I can not see the slightest evidence for any...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,938
Posted By kingfishr

My old Tacx Flow trainer will do this (so I'm...

My old Tacx Flow trainer will do this (so I'm sure newer models will do so as well), import a GPX file and then it will adjust the resistance simulating the course. If you pay for the google maps...
10-05-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,087
Posted By kingfishr

I'm 58 and have been riding for 30+ years, and I...

I'm 58 and have been riding for 30+ years, and I haven't really seen much slowdown yet.
My max pulse is down from 210 to 185 so I can't sustain a sprint as long, but my endurance is good and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-16, 02:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,198
Posted By kingfishr

Agree Park tool are great, just clean/sand the...

Agree Park tool are great, just clean/sand the area around the hole lightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,813
Posted By kingfishr

After years of the same problem, it disappeared...

After years of the same problem, it disappeared when I cut milk protein out of my diet, basically I have cut back on dairy products by about 90% and since then no more problems. So maybe it is...
03-17-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By kingfishr

Herreracer Racercykler - København - køb brugt og...

Herreracer Racercykler - København - køb brugt og billigt på DBA (http://www.dba.dk/cykler/cykler-og-cykelanhaengere/racercykler/type-herreracer/reg-koebenhavn/?fra=privat)
this narrows the search...
03-17-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 970
Posted By kingfishr

This! dba.dk is the best!

This! dba.dk is the best!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 02:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,083
Posted By kingfishr

My bad, I was thinking small large, but for my...

My bad, I was thinking small large, but for my purpose when I use the triple I am in the middle or small ring 90% of the time, on long climbs it's not unusual to stay in the small chainring for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 01:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,083
Posted By kingfishr

But to ditch small small on triple would defeat...

But to ditch small small on triple would defeat the entire purpose of the triple. Most of the time I am not on the large crank, not an issue. But it does require attention when on the large crank....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 12:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,083
Posted By kingfishr

I put a NOS Campy Record triple 28-40-50 on my...

I put a NOS Campy Record triple 28-40-50 on my Colnago Master and the shifting works just fine with SuperRecord double shifters, I swapped the silver levers from Athena to keep the silver theme....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By kingfishr

I would start with a fine polishing compound, it...

I would start with a fine polishing compound, it contains both solvents and mild abrasives. Overspray on an unpreped surface is usually not that hard to get off.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 890
Posted By kingfishr

The procedure varies slightly from model to...

The procedure varies slightly from model to model, so it would be good to mention what the make and model is. There are quite a few youtube videos that go into detail as well for example...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-15, 03:23 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,737
Posted By kingfishr

Cadence needs to be put into a greater context to...

Cadence needs to be put into a greater context to make any meaningful decisions. I am 57 and have been riding for 30+ years, I'm pretty sure I was stronger in my 30's and 40's but have been more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-15, 01:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,395
Posted By kingfishr

I've heard the theory, but in 15 years I still...

I've heard the theory, but in 15 years I still haven't worn out a cassette, but I'm only riding 8-10,000km per year. I do wipe down my chain and cassette after every ride, and replace my chain as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,395
Posted By kingfishr

It's almost ridiculous to you should not go with...

It's almost ridiculous to you should not go with a 12-27 or 12-29 cassette. What would be the penalty for switching cassettes? A gear in the mid-range that you might or might not use. But with a...
11-21-15, 09:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,767
Posted By kingfishr

As many have pointed out you need a lens with a...

As many have pointed out you need a lens with a shallow depth of field, and others have mentioned zooming and backing up. But unfortunately as soon as you get further from your subject the depth of...
11-18-15, 02:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,997
Posted By kingfishr

The downside of the silver Athena was the front...

The downside of the silver Athena was the front derailleur shifting where I wound up going to a triple. If I had know I was going to use the triple when I started I would have bought the triple...
11-17-15, 03:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,997
Posted By kingfishr

Purely the shape of the hoods, the 11 speed allow...

Purely the shape of the hoods, the 11 speed allow for a comfortable grip around the tops of the hoods when riding a bit more aero, the shifting is more or less identical. But since the 10 speed is...
11-17-15, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,997
Posted By kingfishr

I have both, for longer rides (3 hours +) I find...

I have both, for longer rides (3 hours +) I find the 11 speed are more comfortable. OTOH if I wouldn't have had both I would never have known what I was missing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,360
Posted By kingfishr

Age 57 weight 155 height 5'10" bp 110/63 ...

Age 57
weight 155
height 5'10"
bp 110/63
rhr 45
maxhr 185
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 464,695
Posted By kingfishr

Thanks Montag, photography is my other big...

Thanks Montag, photography is my other big passion :) The gnarled rusty thing is a work of art by Jörgen Martinsson called "Tre väktare" (Three Guards) from 1982. After 25 years in Lund, I never...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-15, 03:58 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 464,695
Posted By kingfishr

Colnago C40 Geo restoration completed. Picked the...

Colnago C40 Geo restoration completed. Picked the bike up last Christmas and had a new clear coat layer applied (which took 7 months) cleaned all the components and switched saddle, stem and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-15, 12:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,163
Posted By kingfishr

Drink the Kool-Aid before every ride and soon you...

Drink the Kool-Aid before every ride and soon you too will believe that something revolutionary happens to bicycles every couple of years.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-15, 05:25 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 15,406
Posted By kingfishr

Have you seen any better research and experiments...

Have you seen any better research and experiments that prove the contrary? I haven't, and I know the reason why not, they would show similar results to what this doctor showed, the differences for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-15, 10:51 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 15,406
Posted By kingfishr

In a time trial or the TdF every small advantage...

In a time trial or the TdF every small advantage helps, but 99% don't do time trials and are not performing at max effort on a normal ride. I do a lot of group rides and even though the entire group...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 547
Views: 15,406
Posted By kingfishr

Buy a classic used steel bike, modern gears and...

Buy a classic used steel bike, modern gears and shifters are a plus. You will get more comments and appreciation for the bike instead of people snickering about the 190lb mamil on an expensive carbon...
09-25-15, 06:46 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,311
Posted By kingfishr

Even better, I did a search but could not find...

Even better, I did a search but could not find anything
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-15, 03:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,430
Posted By kingfishr

I have a 30 year old Colnago Super, a 3 year old...

I have a 30 year old Colnago Super, a 3 year old Master X-lite and a 14 year Colnago C40, as well as 3 or 4 more mainstream bikes. Any of the Colnagos gets more comments and appreciation than any of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,547
Posted By kingfishr

Actually some of the research I've read said that...

Actually some of the research I've read said that TdF riders live longer because they quit training at such high levels when they get older. How often do you ride at 93% of your max? I'm not taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-15, 04:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,547
Posted By kingfishr

I'm amazed that no one has mentioned all the...

I'm amazed that no one has mentioned all the recent research that shows that too much strenuous exercise puts you at risk for heart damage. Do a google search for "too much exercise heart damage". ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,246
Posted By kingfishr

If they're real watts then why wouldn't you...

If they're real watts then why wouldn't you compare the actual strava ride with the true power data? That will tell you the entire story. Since there are so many variables and information that you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,436
Posted By kingfishr

H plus son tb14 + novatec hubs and CX Ray spokes

H plus son tb14 + novatec hubs and CX Ray spokes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-15, 03:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,436
Posted By kingfishr

I went classic + silver 11 speed and 2006...

I went classic + silver 11 speed and 2006 crankset and constantly get compliments. Rode it the last two years for la Marmotte...

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09-06-15, 11:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,666
Posted By kingfishr

Do you have a source for that claim? I googled it...

Do you have a source for that claim? I googled it and found the advice that UV rays from sunlight kill bacteria, and to avoid the dryer. In either case this was an eye-opening article:

Dirty...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-15, 11:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,573
Posted By kingfishr

4. Create a new segment and flag the current...

4. Create a new segment and flag the current segment as hazardous
https://strava.zendesk.com/entries/20959312-Updated-Flagging-a-Segment-as-Hazardous
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 11:32 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-15, 02:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By kingfishr

This is truly a case of you get what you pay for....

This is truly a case of you get what you pay for. On top of that it's made in the USA: ( I have 5 K-edge mounts, 2 handle bar and two seat-rails and 1 seatpost...)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By kingfishr

I agree with SnowCYYCling the K-Edge handlebar...

I agree with SnowCYYCling the K-Edge handlebar mount is super stable much better than the original plastic mount. Here's an example I filmed this summer in the Alps, with both handlbar mount and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-15, 11:41 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 9,962
Posted By kingfishr

Try using Competitive Cyclists fit calculator...

Try using Competitive Cyclists fit calculator Bike Fit Calculator | Find Your Bike Size | Competitive Cyclist (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/Store/catalog/fitCalculatorBike.jsp) , since there are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-15, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By kingfishr

It is the optimal solution. If you get passed by...

It is the optimal solution. If you get passed by riders faster than you, you can say it is because you have an old bike. If you pass others it is because you are such a strong rider.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,414
Posted By kingfishr

Not sure if sandbagger is the correct term, a...

Not sure if sandbagger is the correct term, a sandbagger is usually someone who claims to have lower abilities than they actually have. So a pro rider competing with amateurs would be a sandbagger,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,186
Posted By kingfishr

Left all my energy drink powder for 5 bottles at...

Left all my energy drink powder for 5 bottles at the first depot (40km) of this years 165km la Marmotte, and of course realized it about half way down the descent from Glandon. Spent the rest of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-15, 02:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,156
Posted By kingfishr

You haven't even mentioned what gearing you have,...

You haven't even mentioned what gearing you have, with a triple 28-30-50 it could be a piece of cake, you could maintain under 170 watts and a cadence of 80, with a compact 34-30 it would be a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By kingfishr

I have bikes with a compact, standard and triple...

I have bikes with a compact, standard and triple crankset, properly tuned they are equally fast and the triple is a lifesaver in the mountains. If you are always using the large chainring what would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By kingfishr

I bought the Asssos equipe about a month ago. My...

I bought the Asssos equipe about a month ago. My third pair of Assos in 10 years and they have been outstanding. I have at tried Castelli, Santini, Craft and a few other brands, and none come close...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-15, 12:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By kingfishr

Malmö, Skåne and of course Copenhagen are all...

Malmö, Skåne and of course Copenhagen are all fantastic for road cycling. There are dozens of cycling clubs in Skåne with club rides Tues, Thursdays and Sundays.
Google on cykelklubb Malmö and you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 01:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,233
Posted By kingfishr

Nobody chases down a rabbit pulls in front and...

Nobody chases down a rabbit pulls in front and slows down. He would have slowed down behind you unnoticed, caught his breath and then dropped the hammer and blown by you. This is a case for Columbo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-15, 06:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,233
Posted By kingfishr

In my 30 years of riding the only time someone...

In my 30 years of riding the only time someone passes and pulls in front of you is to let you draft although this is most common in club rides and organized rides. I have pulled in front of plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-15, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,853
Posted By kingfishr

I have a couple of pairs of shorts where this...

I have a couple of pairs of shorts where this seems to happen, there are some patterns in the chamois that turn into pincers after an hour or so. Never happens with my Assos shorts.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-15, 10:16 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,813
Posted By kingfishr

Have you tried changing riding position? I have a...

Have you tried changing riding position? I have a similar recurring problem and it is always more aggrevated when I am doing time-trials or riding for extended periods in a more aggressive position....
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