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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 567
Posted By RiceAWay

You should be able to ride a compact 34-28 up 20%...

You should be able to ride a compact 34-28 up 20% if it isn't too long. With that gearing I'm riding up 16% that is about 200 yards and I'm 75. I'm doing 1 mile of 10%. Though I'm Not happy about it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,301
Posted By RiceAWay

How does your flashlight or your electric car...

How does your flashlight or your electric car operate with dead batteries? Remember to charge them you say? OK, then an electric shifting works a lot better and that is why it grew from nothing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,304
Posted By RiceAWay

It is rather easy to make a rather large...

It is rather easy to make a rather large improvement in carbon fiber bikes with hardly any increase in weight. I believe that Time bicycle is presently using it. You add Kevlar to the mix. The way...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By RiceAWay

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle...

Bell originally designed helmets for motorcycle racing. They made some basic assumptions - that the greatest danger to a rider was having his head fractured. As soon as racers started using them the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,074
Posted By RiceAWay

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding...

I start most seasons at 190 lbs and my riding weight is about 182 lbs. It takes months of hard riding to get that weight off and when I hit the right weight my riding improves dramatically. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 434
Posted By RiceAWay

I really don't know what gives you the idea that...

I really don't know what gives you the idea that you are "between sizes." I am 6'4" and with a 34" inseam. My bikes are:
1: A 60 cm Trek Emonda,
2. A 60 cm Trek Madone
3. A 58 cm Colnago CLX3.0...
09-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 374
Posted By RiceAWay

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most...

Here is a Chinese bike that you can rely on. Most of the problems with Chinese bikes is quality control, this manufacturer has good QC. https://www.yoeleobike.com/road/frames.html
09-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,848
Posted By RiceAWay

I would suggest an aluminum Ridley. I don't know...

I would suggest an aluminum Ridley. I don't know what it is about them but they ride VERY well. I had one for awhile and around here we would do gravel rides and while everyone else was jumping...
09-18-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By RiceAWay

The rear triangle spacing is wrong for more than...

The rear triangle spacing is wrong for more than 8 speeds. The wheels will not take more than probably an 8-speed cogset. The chain would have to be changed. Drop bars on a suspension bike is...
09-18-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 564
Posted By RiceAWay

The rear triangle spacing is probably incorrect...

The rear triangle spacing is probably incorrect for a 12 speed. Drop bars on a bike that has a suspension from end is not a good idea.. What it sounds like to me is that you're looking for a modern...
09-18-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By RiceAWay

Any Speed/Cadence sensor that is ANT+ capable...

Any Speed/Cadence sensor that is ANT+ capable will be able to be matched with your Garmin.
09-18-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By RiceAWay

I sort of think that Bob Roll was. In the 1988...

I sort of think that Bob Roll was. In the 1988 Giro de Italia He had pulled Andy Hampsten to the base of the Gavia pass and then dropped off and was through for the day, Then the team car pulled up...
09-18-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,644
Posted By RiceAWay

Usually you don't notice anything until you reach...

Usually you don't notice anything until you reach a point where your muscle mass and the weight loss hit a special point and then suddenly you are riding a lot easier and perhaps faster. I say...
09-18-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By RiceAWay

I believe that Keith Bontrager was part of the...

I believe that Keith Bontrager was part of the Repack group wasn't he? Most of that crew ended up getting rich off of the idea.
09-18-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 786
Posted By RiceAWay

That steel grating on the Bay Farm Island Bridge...

That steel grating on the Bay Farm Island Bridge or others is designed to give tires traction so you take the entire lane and let the bike wander around a bit. I have ridden across it with 23 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,817
Posted By RiceAWay

Ride what you can afford. Normally people use...

Ride what you can afford. Normally people use Ultegra because it shifts SLIGHTLY better than the 105. And then all the rest of the parts can be 105. Shimano tends to work a lot better than Campagnolo...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 554
Posted By RiceAWay

Agreed, top line shorts are necessary if you...

Agreed, top line shorts are necessary if you spend a lot of time in the saddle. Also, the inside of your thighs should not touch the saddle or you will get blisters.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By RiceAWay

Go to eBay and get an older classic steel bike...

Go to eBay and get an older classic steel bike such as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 567
Posted By RiceAWay

We have to know things like how old you are and...

We have to know things like how old you are and what is the present gearing. In general, if you can't climb in a compact 34 front - 28 rear you need more practice. Going to very large gear normally...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,418
Posted By RiceAWay

You have to leave it in the hot wax until the...

You have to leave it in the hot wax until the chain is the same 200 degrees. Be EXTREMELY careful while removing and hanging it overhead on a hook to drain and cool. At this temperature with hot wax...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By RiceAWay

Yes, the high level levers are rebuildable but...

Yes, the high level levers are rebuildable but you wouldn't want to do it....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,036
Posted By RiceAWay

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more...

I used tubeless for about 5 years and grew more and more disenchanted with them. They STILL get flats by getting a cut too large for the sealant to seal. You can carry "bacon" or a tubeless "plug"...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 13,113
Posted By RiceAWay

1. They do not have particularly good traction. ...

1. They do not have particularly good traction.
2. They do not have bead to bead flat protection to if you ride them on a gravel path, you can get large cuts in the sidewall.
3. They ride like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,428
Posted By RiceAWay

I watched the power meter of a Cat 1 hitting 1600...

I watched the power meter of a Cat 1 hitting 1600 watts coming out of a turn and accelerating up the straight. If he had a 10% calibration error that still put pro sprinters up to 2 kilowatts for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,428
Posted By RiceAWay

In the sprint itself around 2 kilowatts. This is...

In the sprint itself around 2 kilowatts. This is why they can only hold it for seconds.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,673
Posted By RiceAWay

My Trek Emonda and Colnago CLX 3.0 are about 17...

My Trek Emonda and Colnago CLX 3.0 are about 17 lbs without flat pack and water bottle. That's about 1 1/2 lbs more. I weigh 190 lbs though I'm afraid to check that after a week hiding from the...
09-10-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,125
Posted By RiceAWay

In general, no. you have no idea what happened to...

In general, no. you have no idea what happened to carbon parts and delamination is generally invisible. But I have bought used CF parts and not had any trouble. Typically these parts are overbuilt to...
09-10-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,146
Posted By RiceAWay

Size XL these days is generally the same as a 58...

Size XL these days is generally the same as a 58 cm and that it a good size for 6'1" You would probably want a frame with a 57 cm top tube. But that depends on your shoulder width and arm length. Use...
08-31-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By RiceAWay

I would put a price on that of no more than $750...

I would put a price on that of no more than $750 and it is worth that only if you like it.
08-31-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,065
Posted By RiceAWay

Depending upon your weight and the balance of...

Depending upon your weight and the balance of your bike and the roads you ride on that works well with me. I'm 190 lbs and California roads are getting too rough, that I'm running 28's on both ends....
08-31-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,043
Posted By RiceAWay

Masks and exercise

Since I have worked heavily in science as an R & D electronics engineer, I have had to work closely with statistics. This is why I have strongly questioned CDC's statistics. Now it turns out that...
08-31-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

Virtually all deaths to pedestrians or bicyclists...

Virtually all deaths to pedestrians or bicyclists are caused by multiple blunt trauma from being struck by cars at speed. This is why I always wear bright colors and am careful at intersections where...
08-26-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By RiceAWay

There are two kinds of "tubeless" - "tubeless"...

There are two kinds of "tubeless" - "tubeless" and "tubeless compatible". Tubeless tires have a heavier soft rubber bead on them that supposedly doesn't need sealant. Don't believe it. Although it...
08-26-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By RiceAWay

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a...

The only thing I would add is "lubricate with a good grease obtainable from Shimano. Car grease is cheaper but a lot heavier grade and provides more frictional drag.
08-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By RiceAWay

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such...

1. You'll need basic bike maintenance tools such as a cable cutter, chain breaker, pedal wrench, cassette chain lock and the pertinent cassette lockring tool for your bike or bikes. If you are really...
08-26-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By RiceAWay

There is a substantial difference in the cut and...

There is a substantial difference in the cut and fit of women's vs men's bicycle clothing. And it is usually easier to find men's clothing anyway. But you can wear anything you like if you buy a...
08-26-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,914
Posted By RiceAWay

I have a piss poor memory because of the...

I have a piss poor memory because of the concussion but I don't remember ever hearing the term "brake cleaner". At the local auto parts store they have a super degreasing soap. I put about a 50-50...
08-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

I do a lot of climbing so when you're going dead...

I do a lot of climbing so when you're going dead slow ALL helmets have poor ventilation. On the downhills they all have good ventilation. That is just something you have to ignore. If you're on the...
08-26-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

That was a common enough statement in those days....

That was a common enough statement in those days. Motorcycle helmets were all the same and they worked not with the Styrofoam padding inside but the hard shell which allowed your head to bounce along...
08-26-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling...

I found a Trek HIFi 29er that a guy was selling real cheap. I drove over there and the bike was brand new. He had decided to ride a bike, bought the best thing on the market at the time and then,...
08-26-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is...

I have to agree with you that the Bontrager is hot, I can't say that I've had the problem with the straps you've had. Remember that everyone has a different shaped head. The most comfortable helmet I...
08-26-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a...

Tell me, I have to post this at least once a year. After I got tired of trying to keep up with little guys in motorcycle races; I became the safety director of the American Federation of...
08-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,023
Posted By RiceAWay

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very...

Helmets are pretty much the same as the very first ones that were made in the 60's by Bell. While we are talking about helmets let's be clear about something. A helmet of the "normal" type is...
08-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,745
Posted By RiceAWay

I wouldn't get caught dead on a Cervelo though...

I wouldn't get caught dead on a Cervelo though many people ride and like them.https://www.hambini.com/hambini-roasts-cervelo/ Remember that Hambini is in the business of knocking things. But "void"...
08-07-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,047
Posted By RiceAWay

If you are getting a custom Tomassini Techno you...

If you are getting a custom Tomassini Techno you couldn't do any better unless you bought a Waterford.
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,303
Posted By RiceAWay

Uh, yeah, but I did a 37 mile 2950 foot of hard...

Uh, yeah, but I did a 37 mile 2950 foot of hard climbing ride and two cookies equaled the amount of calories lost. So you CAN KEEP weight off with riding but if you want to lose weight you either...
08-07-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By RiceAWay

The brunt of the matter is that there is a longer...

The brunt of the matter is that there is a longer wheel axle on a freewheel which increases the load on the axle and bearings. I don't remember ever having one fail but certainly I've never had a...
08-07-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,586
Posted By RiceAWay

I am a high school dropout that became a self...

I am a high school dropout that became a self taught electronics engineer and had to lay off PhDs that couldn't keep up with me. In one case in particular I had six engineers and two with PhD's and I...
08-07-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By RiceAWay

My experience is that machine build wheels are...

My experience is that machine build wheels are generally better than those build by a man and I build wheels all the time - or did until good wheels became cheaper than buying a set of good spokes.
08-07-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 642
Posted By RiceAWay

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.

That must be why all those Tesla drivers are dead.
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