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Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 779
Posted By jrobe

I bought my non-cycling wife an ebike too. Now...

I bought my non-cycling wife an ebike too. Now she can ride on occasion with me and for her it is an easy casual effort but she can still go 20 mph or more if she wishes. If she cranks up her motor...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,024
Posted By jrobe

I bet Cervelo would prefer that he buys another...

I bet Cervelo would prefer that he buys another brand next time after 2 bikes and 3 warranty claims.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,030
Posted By jrobe

I fell for the ass-o-meter, measure your sitz...

I fell for the ass-o-meter, measure your sitz bones theory for finding a comfortable saddle at one time. That was a big fail for me. The most comfortable saddles for me had no correlation at all to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By jrobe

Turn on a fan. Your body sweats to try to...

Turn on a fan. Your body sweats to try to dissipate heat. You can improve heat dissipation by adding air flow across your body similar to riding outside. This will help cool your body more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,674
Posted By jrobe

I have two R3's that I have used for many years. ...

I have two R3's that I have used for many years. I wouldn't have any problem switching to one of the other Cervelo frames although I don't have the brand loyalty anymore that I previously had since...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By jrobe

There is no doubt that a saddle adjustment can...

There is no doubt that a saddle adjustment can make a difference in comfort. The biggest factor though is still the shape and configuration of the saddle which is highly individualized for every...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,355
Posted By jrobe

There is no such thing as gears that are too low....

There is no such thing as gears that are too low. I love to climb with as high of a cadence as possible.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By jrobe

One possibility to consider is that each group...

One possibility to consider is that each group really wants riders that not only can draft and "suck wheels" but also are strong enough to pull and contribute to the group. Maybe the middle group is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By jrobe

I would also not ride on most of the roads on...

I would also not ride on most of the roads on Kauai. Anywhere near Lihue is crazy busy especially during work days. It was so busy the last time we went there that we were reluctant to even drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,193
Posted By jrobe

I probably have 30,000-40,000 miles on my...

I probably have 30,000-40,000 miles on my cassette and it is as quiet as when it was new and still shifts perfect. I am very careful about lubing my chain and drivetrain and replacing chains exactly...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,439
Posted By jrobe

The forum can now be shut down. Every...

The forum can now be shut down. Every conceivable question has now been asked.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By jrobe

As I recall, the Ritchey Breakaway bikes and...

As I recall, the Ritchey Breakaway bikes and cases are over the 62" airline size limit to avoid oversize bag charges. That was a deal breaker for me. Instead I bought a used steel frame Bianchi...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By jrobe

How does that work? All of the times I checked...

How does that work? All of the times I checked my bike case I dropped it off at the check in area at the airport. It then was sent down the conveyor belt with the other checked bags. There was no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By jrobe

I have used CO2 cartridges successfully for years...

I have used CO2 cartridges successfully for years but just bought a new Lezyne inflator after I lost my old one. This Lezyne inflate is the best inflator I have ever owned. It works perfect, has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,891
Posted By jrobe

I use to rent bikes quite a bit traveling but got...

I use to rent bikes quite a bit traveling but got tired of the often lousy rental bikes and the high expense so I bought an inexpensive steel frame Bianchi bike on Ebay and had S&S couplers installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,465
Posted By jrobe

I bought a used Kurt Kinetic trainer in late...

I bought a used Kurt Kinetic trainer in late spring for a great price that looked like it had never been used. It doesn't pay to wait till the first cold day to buy a winter trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,853
Posted By jrobe

Maybe the best take away of all is to no longer...

Maybe the best take away of all is to no longer trust the kid at the LBS for maintenance including tube installation. It is pretty easy to not seat the tube well inside the tire. A rushed LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By jrobe

Been there, done that. Those trailers are...

Been there, done that. Those trailers are miserable. There is a big difference pulling one of them, especially loaded with kids. Don't ride with normal cycling buddies with a trailer. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,317
Posted By jrobe

Nice bike. I have put almost 100,000 miles on...

Nice bike. I have put almost 100,000 miles on two Cervelo R3's. I haven't found a reason to try another bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,038
Posted By jrobe

I couldn't find any "all in one" solution that I...

I couldn't find any "all in one" solution that I loved so I use a Garmin bike computer with an Apple watch and record on both of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,932
Posted By jrobe

I occasionally use one of these Camelback...

I occasionally use one of these Camelback Racebak. I am not sure it is any better than my regular Camelback backpacks.

https://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-RaceBak-Mens-Hydration-Shirt/dp/B00437UXKS
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,755
Posted By jrobe

Don't assume bibs are better. I have tried...

Don't assume bibs are better. I have tried several brands of bibs (Assos and Pearl Izumi Pro). I don't like them. Shorts are more comfortable for me. They are worth trying though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,177
Posted By jrobe

Pearl Izumi Pro. I switched from Assos to Pearl...

Pearl Izumi Pro. I switched from Assos to Pearl Izumi Pro several years ago. They fit me better and last longer with daily use.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,325
Posted By jrobe

I stumbled on some Craft summer gloves at one...

I stumbled on some Craft summer gloves at one time and loved them. They are thin with minimal padding and are very well built. I can wear a pair of these for several years even with washing machine...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,847
Posted By jrobe

What works best for me is a combination of a...

What works best for me is a combination of a Headsweats sweatband which works best for absorbing sweat with a very light Headsweats skullcap for sunny days to keep the top of my head protected from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,739
Posted By jrobe

I did a 45 min ride today. My Powertap read 434...

I did a 45 min ride today. My Powertap read 434 calories and my Apple watch said 554 active calories and 655 total calories. I suspect that the Powertap is more accurate.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,857
Posted By jrobe

As an Internal Medicine Physician, the benefits...

As an Internal Medicine Physician, the benefits of exercise are, of course, unquestionable. Having said that, there is now some evidence that one can overexercise especially as we all get older. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,317
Posted By jrobe

I have about 75,000 total on my two Cervelo R3's....

I have about 75,000 total on my two Cervelo R3's. I can't think of any reason to change bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,297
Posted By jrobe

I also wouldn't be surprised if it was just a...

I also wouldn't be surprised if it was just a crack in the paint or clear coat (or whatever finish they use).

If it is a true carbon crack, it could be repaired. I snapped off a seat stay on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,718
Posted By jrobe

LOL. I would sure like to ride a cheap Chinese...

LOL. I would sure like to ride a cheap Chinese frame down a hill at 40+ mph that had cracked and that I had repaired with a cheap $30 self-repair kit. That makes perfect sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By jrobe

The best bike I ever bought for my wife was the...

The best bike I ever bought for my wife was the e-bike I bought her this spring. Now she can ride at a speed similar to me and she can pick the work effort that she wishes to use. She even likes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,442
Posted By jrobe

Best Bike Pump = Lezyne Pump with a Hirame Pump...

Best Bike Pump = Lezyne Pump with a Hirame Pump Head. I have bought at least 6 different pumps and this combo is by far the best. Mine has lasted many years now.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-18, 10:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,206
Posted By jrobe

My 2012 and 2008 Cervelo R3ís are both going...

My 2012 and 2008 Cervelo R3ís are both going strong with about 60,000 miles on them combined. No issues whatsoever. My tires are 23ís though and even then they are a little tight. I liked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By jrobe

Leave the bike on the trainer in your dorm room...

Leave the bike on the trainer in your dorm room or appt so you can use it inside in the winter (and outside when it is nicer).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-16, 06:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,140
Posted By jrobe

On my KK trainer, I tighten the tension till the...

On my KK trainer, I tighten the tension till the roller just touches the tire and then tighten it another 2 1/4 turns. I can get over 1000 watts without slippage. The tire pressure doesn't matter...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-15, 01:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,556
Posted By jrobe

Makes me want to buy a no-name carbon frame on Ebay.

Not all frames are created equal. A look deep inside the carbon in counterfeit bikes - VeloNews.com...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,813
Posted By jrobe

I wonder why the guys that ride the most (the...

I wonder why the guys that ride the most (the pros) never use saddles like this.

It took me about a year and 8-10 saddles bought and sold on Ebay before I found the perfect one for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-14, 05:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,886
Posted By jrobe

Go for it with the pepper spray. The...

Go for it with the pepper spray.

The problem that I have had with it is that the stuff that works the best is the "bear spray" type canisters are too big and bulky to carry easily. They work...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-14, 06:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,231
Posted By jrobe

If you are this interested in monitoring your HR,...

If you are this interested in monitoring your HR, you should probably spend a little money and get a Powertap. I am 56 and have no intention of racing anymore but I bought one a few years ago and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-14, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,767
Posted By jrobe

I would say the exact opposite. I have one bike...

I would say the exact opposite. I have one bike with Dura Ace and one with 105 and they both shift exactly the same. I couldn't care less about the slight weight difference. I would much rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,841
Posted By jrobe

I agree also. You need to develop the skill of a...

I agree also. You need to develop the skill of a higher cadence and the problem will probably be solved.

A compact double works perfect for me with a natural cadence of 90.
04-18-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,630
Posted By jrobe

I live quite a bit further north than you and...

I live quite a bit further north than you and spend 4-5 months on the indoor trainer almost every day for 1-3 hours. I have tried most of these indoor trainer bikes and have even owned a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-14, 06:10 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,470
Posted By jrobe

The problem with "bike fitting" is that there are...

The problem with "bike fitting" is that there are no standards. Anyone can call himself a "bike fitter" and start charging for his services. From my experience it is hit or miss depending on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,941
Posted By jrobe

The admission criteria at U Mass Loyal must be...

The admission criteria at U Mass Loyal must be damn low.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-14, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,712
Posted By jrobe

I have spent a lot of time in Maui and have...

I have spent a lot of time in Maui and have ridden Haleakala (great ride with very little traffic) but I would cringe if I had to fight the traffic on some of these other rides like the Hana Highway...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-14, 06:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,346
Posted By jrobe

I agree. I would rather have the R3 than the S2.

I agree. I would rather have the R3 than the S2.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-14, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,297
Posted By jrobe

Sitting on a Lazy-Boy recliner is exactly the...

Sitting on a Lazy-Boy recliner is exactly the same whether it is inside or outside :)

The difference is that you just don't pay as much attention outside because of the other distractions. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,536
Posted By jrobe

I would buy a power meter and commit yourself to...

I would buy a power meter and commit yourself to a power based training program. This will improve your riding far more than any "upgrades" you mentioned above. What did they used to say - it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-14, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,928
Posted By jrobe

My speed and power output (with a Powertap) are...

My speed and power output (with a Powertap) are pretty close on the road and on my KK trainer.

I do about 30% of my yearly riding on my trainer. They way to make this useful and to keep my sanity...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,307
Posted By jrobe

You can buy the best trainer they make on Ebay...

You can buy the best trainer they make on Ebay for $289 with free shipping and no tax - Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. Look up the Kurt Kinetic's magnetic coupling mechanism and you will see why they...
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