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09-17-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,941
Posted By biciklanto

Given how precisely my power is measured, I'm...

Given how precisely my power is measured, I'm pretty sure I'm burning exactly as many calories as I think I am.
09-07-17, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,523
Posted By biciklanto

Height-to-Waist ratio has existed for a while and...

Height-to-Waist ratio has existed for a while and is pretty well-known. Wait-hip ratio has also been researched quite a bit, and the consensus is that one should be below 0.8:1 for men and 0.9:1 for...
03-27-16, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By biciklanto

Those Specialized Roubaix Pros look like a great...

Those Specialized Roubaix Pros look like a great option.

Doing some more looking, I came across the Schwalbe S-One in 30mm (http://www.schwalbe.com/en/road-reader/schwalbe-s-one.html). Reviews...
03-27-16, 04:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,084
Posted By biciklanto

Supple, big road tires (30mm+) for cyclocross bike

Hello all,

I'm looking for new tires to put on a Trek Boone, and thought that this time I'd like to go bigger than the 28mm Grand Prix 4000 S IIs that I normally have on there. Given plenty of...
03-01-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,811
Posted By biciklanto

In my opinion, if you're not going to be out...

In my opinion, if you're not going to be out biking now--I wouldn't, were I in Michigan!--then the best options are definitely indoor spinning/cycling and rowing. Cycling allows practice with the...
01-30-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,146
Posted By biciklanto

That's my dream. I have 10,000 kilometers in my...

That's my dream. I have 10,000 kilometers in my legs from the past couple of years, and I want to ramp up the volume. But when it keeps alternating between snow and frozen sleet and it's 2 degrees...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By biciklanto

Several years back, Psimet2001 posted his formula...

Several years back, Psimet2001 posted his formula for tire determining ideal tire pressures:

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/410701-psimet-s-tip-day.html

I've found it pretty good, and...
01-18-15, 06:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By biciklanto

Eat. It sounds like you're hungry, you're working...

Eat. It sounds like you're hungry, you're working a lot, and you're obviously at a fine weight, so don't even think twice about extra calories. Having been in the same boat at the same age, it...
01-06-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,146
Posted By biciklanto

This is all really interesting to me. As an...

This is all really interesting to me. As an undergraduate student working 15 hours a week, I realistically have a lot of training time, and I've wondered what'd happen if I just kept upping my...
12-30-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By biciklanto

Put simply: you could lose substantial weight....

Put simply: you could lose substantial weight. You're a centimeter shorter than I am and weigh 30 more kilograms. You are not in danger of slowing down as you trim down.

Weight is more a matter...
12-18-14, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,366
Posted By biciklanto

I agree with all of that — but all of that...

I agree with all of that — but all of that directly contradicts your first message, doesn't it? Your first message was that 186 is higher than my LTHR, but me NOT having gone all-out but otherwise...
12-17-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,366
Posted By biciklanto

CharlyAlfaRomeo, could you clarify? Friel says...

CharlyAlfaRomeo, could you clarify? Friel says that the last 20 minutes of a 30-minute TT is an approximation of LTHR, which corresponds to my 20-minute segment pretty closely.

I'm always eager...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-14, 03:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,539
Posted By biciklanto

I'll know the geometry I want for a bike going in...

I'll know the geometry I want for a bike going in on buying it. I find a bike that has the components I want for a price point that's comfortable for me, and ensure that I like how it looks.

No...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-14, 04:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,180
Posted By biciklanto

I recently switched from 23mm to 28mm for...

I recently switched from 23mm to 28mm for Continental's Grand Prix 4000 S II. Riding everything from smooth pavement to muddy farm roads and gravel on my Domane meant that I wanted as much rubber...
12-10-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,366
Posted By biciklanto

Zone 2 LSD: Friel or Coggan?

I'm utterly befuddled when it comes to heart rate training.

First, lactate threshold as a question: on a recent benchmark hill-climb ride, I averaged 193 BPM for a ten-minute segment, 189 BPM for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,172
Posted By biciklanto

OP failed to differentiate between...

OP failed to differentiate between cartridge-style razors like Gilette and the real, manly, double-bladed safety razors that allow one to shave their legs whilst simultaneously increasing their...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,189
Posted By biciklanto

@K.Katso...

@K.Katso (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=185732) was right on about the Ronde van Vlaanderen, and there are some other informal rides I want to do involving more cobbles (Arenberg), as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 11:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,189
Posted By biciklanto

As far as I'm aware, the Belgium+ rim is only...

As far as I'm aware, the Belgium+ rim is only available in 28 and 32 hole drillings. I'd certainly not be averse to 32 holes in the rear, but at 75 kilograms I have no idea if that would benefit me...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,189
Posted By biciklanto

Wheel build sanity check

Hi all,

I'm wanting to put together a new wheelset for my Domane and just wanted a quick check to see if anyone had any other recommendations for me. I was thinking of the following:

HED...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,266
Posted By biciklanto

Women's sizing sanity check?

So The Girl wants to buy a road bike and took all the measurements needed for the Competitive Cyclist fit calculator. It spit out some numbers that seem pretty reasonable to me, but then looking at...
09-08-14, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 839
Posted By biciklanto

There's some good stuff in this old thread as...

There's some good stuff in this old thread as well:

http://www.bikeforums.net/training-nutrition/885806-heart-rate-zones-science-woo-woo.html

To get faster, keep riding. To build up, it seems...
08-21-14, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By biciklanto

If I'm going to be eating honey on a ride, I...

If I'm going to be eating honey on a ride, I bring on of those small ~100G honey containers with me. At least here they're about the size of a flask and have a pop top so I can just squeeze a...
08-18-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,666
Posted By biciklanto

Ben Stone from Sigma Coaching recommends honey as...

Ben Stone from Sigma Coaching recommends honey as a great ride fuel:
What to Eat » Sigma Human Performance - Nutrition+Endurance+Performance (http://www.sigmacoaching.com/what-to-eat/)

Seems to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 60,992
Posted By biciklanto

It's peanuts compared to some people in the...

It's peanuts compared to some people in the forum, but I'm at least proud of how I'm trending:

http://i.imgur.com/3206jlW.png

And it keeps getting steeper! Hoping to hit 5000 kilometers this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By biciklanto

Thanks for the replies, all. Everyone seems...

Thanks for the replies, all.

Everyone seems to agree that adjustments should be gradual; however, if I already also ride a bike with a more aggressive fit than this Domane would even be "slammed,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By biciklanto

The Process of Lowering One's Stem

Because I'm in flagrant violation of Rule 45 (http://www.velominati.com/the-rules#45), I've decided it's time to lower my stem. I have 3CM of spacers underneath and none above, which is sacrilege in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-14, 04:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,880
Posted By biciklanto

I've always been a Pearl Izumi shorts guy....

I've always been a Pearl Izumi shorts guy. Whenever I visited friends in Utah to go snowboarding I'd stop by the Pearl Izumi outlet store in Park City and pick up whatever their highest-end offering...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-14, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,407
Posted By biciklanto

Double speed magnets: more accurate speed?

Riding behind someone on a Chris King Classic hub today, I started thinking about what else on a bike could benefit from having more engagement — it was the biking variation of "shower thoughts."...
05-11-14, 03:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,339
Posted By biciklanto

How to know you're not eating enough?

Hi all,

Been bumping up my time in the saddle these past couple of weeks, and it occurred to me this evening that I'm probably not eating enough. After a moderate to quick 1.5 hour ride yesterday...
Forum: Europe
05-06-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,035
Posted By biciklanto

Living and biking in Italy's South Tyrol (Südtirol / Alto Adige)

Hi all,

I'm a German who spent a number of years living in the United States and am now in Baden-Württemberg and love the weather of southern Germany. But I have the chance, if I'm interested, to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,332
Posted By biciklanto

I converted up when buying a new bike — from 23...

I converted up when buying a new bike — from 23 to 25C.

The new Continental GP 4000 S II in 28C are supposedly the lowest-rolling-resistance tires Continental has ever made, so those are next on...
03-21-14, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,060
Posted By biciklanto

Nearly any ride over five hours for me means a...

Nearly any ride over five hours for me means a full meal somewhere in there. I'm all about eating real food on longer trips, and then keeping the intensity a touch lower in the time following to let...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By biciklanto

I still don't know how to remove a rear wheel...

I still don't know how to remove a rear wheel properly without ending up bleeding and greasy in the process. Putting it on isn't even on my radar yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-14, 04:36 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,662
Posted By biciklanto

I realized yesterday that I do this...

I realized yesterday that I do this automatically. Started riding with some guy who was also commuting home, and as we kept pushing the pace I realized that everything I was saying was in the form of...
03-10-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By biciklanto

Grinding noises in two parts of my drivetrain (2014 Domane)

Hello all,

I've put about 500 kilometers on my new Trek Domane thus far, and there are two annoyances in the drivetrain:

When I slowly rotate the cranks backwards, I hear grinding or something...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,679
Posted By biciklanto

This was the first thing I wanted to post. The...

This was the first thing I wanted to post. The second is a post from Psimet2001 a few years ago:



For me I run 90PSI up front and 100PSI in the back on 25C tires with a body weight of about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-14, 04:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,375
Posted By biciklanto

I've been riding that saddle now for the past...

I've been riding that saddle now for the past three months and absolutely agree — having come from saddles I already found comfortable (Fi'zi:k Arione and Selle San Marco Aspide), this saddle is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-14, 09:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,723
Posted By biciklanto

Next photos: Got a real gift with the...

Next photos:



Got a real gift with the language.

Regardless, I think that bike is downright gorgeous, and I'm even more impressed that the 3,2KG version was ridden 20 thousand Kilometers...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 02:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,169
Posted By biciklanto

Germany has had an amazingly mild winter so far,...

Germany has had an amazingly mild winter so far, and the exact opposite of last year, which was the coldest and cloudiest since 1883.

The biggest problem isn't the low 3-4 degree temperatures,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,514
Posted By biciklanto

This is what I'm using, and love it. I can even...

This is what I'm using, and love it. I can even go three+ hours on rollers (traditionally tough on the gentleman's tackle) without problems. Very firm, but a great saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-14, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By biciklanto

New thought: maybe I'll replace it with a Domane....

New thought: maybe I'll replace it with a Domane. :P

N+1, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By biciklanto

Very valid point Elvo! To some degree, it's...

Very valid point Elvo! To some degree, it's nostalgia, because I don't think I could realistically justify at least the 150 Euro rims part. I just love the bike, and would like to fix the stuff...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 04:05 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,447
Posted By biciklanto

Anyone who would mock you for riding that bike is...

Anyone who would mock you for riding that bike is someone I don't want to know.

You bought something fun; you're out riding it. Win-win in my book. Though if pressed for advice, I'd say avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By biciklanto

Updating a CAAD 7: groupset and wheels?

Hi all,

One of my bikes is a Cannondale I bought back in 2003 or so that I like to get out and ride when I have no idea where I'm going — which often means patchy gravel, smooth dirt trails,...
01-17-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,941
Posted By biciklanto

Here's my input: I am 6'2 and I weighed 164...

Here's my input:

I am 6'2 and I weighed 164 pounds this morning. According to several Bod Pod measurements, I have body fat of around 10-12%. Given that I have you by seven inches and you have me...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,879
Posted By biciklanto

A "cycling aerodynamicist" who posted an Ask Me...

A "cycling aerodynamicist" who posted an Ask Me Anything thread on ****** says that "maybe a maximum of 15% of 15%" is roughly the biggest difference aero frames can make from a normal frame as a...
Forum: Europe
01-14-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 924
Posted By biciklanto

This is something I'm trying to figure out now,...

This is something I'm trying to figure out now, living as I do in southern Germany. Anything you find out yet?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,097
Posted By biciklanto

Tire clearance is actually a major reason that I...

Tire clearance is actually a major reason that I expect I'll go with the Synapse next instead of the Supersix Evo - being able to run fat rubber is a huge benefit at times, and the Synapse is good...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-14, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,657
Posted By biciklanto

Well, found some new data this morning courtesy...

Well, found some new data this morning courtesy of a Slowtwitch post on the new GP 4000 S II — complete with graphs, because who doesn't like graphs?

Slowtwitch: Continental GP 4000 S II (with...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,657
Posted By biciklanto

bigfred, okay, drastically might be a little...

bigfred, okay, drastically might be a little much. :p And are you sure? Neither the 4-Season product page nor the BlackChili tech page on Continental's website seem to show it:...
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