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03-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 841
Posted By shoota

It's hard to put into words what that day was...

It's hard to put into words what that day was like. This was my first experience with mud but I was mentally prepared for it. That helped tremendously, there were a lot people that were beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,705
Posted By WhyFi

And this kind of sentiment is why there's so much...

And this kind of sentiment is why there's so much pressure to overreact.

Phil Gaimon, on IG this morning, summed up my feelings pretty well -
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,301
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that,...

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that, but you'll be riding with some of the least prepared and stupidest riders you've ever seen. Take much greater care than usual. Try to sort of stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 29,344
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The most surprising thing about this entire...

The most surprising thing about this entire thread is how many cyclists ride in flat places. Apparently we're talking flat like a pancake, not flat like a waffle. That makes me sad. All of you...
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 712
Posted By MNebiker

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the...

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the desired thickness - and stick it to the rim with a strip of masking tape. Both hands free to make adjustments . . . .
02-20-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,840
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What we're saying about weight being controlled...

What we're saying about weight being controlled by how much you eat doesn't negate anything about insulin resistance or diabetes, any more than riding a bike negates the germ theory of disease.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,221
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think it's a little unhelpful that we refer to...

I think it's a little unhelpful that we refer to anything that isn't pavement as "gravel." I hate riding on actual gravel - pea sized rocks, bunch of them, especially when it's deep. We have a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,480
Posted By Trakhak

The presence of toe overlap does not represent...

The presence of toe overlap does not represent cost cutting. Bikes represent many decades of design refinement. That includes bikes both with and without toe overlap. Kid-proofing bikes with respect...
02-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,403
Posted By TrackSmart

Some better data is needed for some of these arguments.

Some of the arguments in this thread need a scientific control group! There is so much that can alter the perceived ride quality of a bike that has nothing to do with frame material, so comparing...
01-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,225
Posted By rosefarts

Fwiw, toe overlap seems to be less of an issue...

Fwiw, toe overlap seems to be less of an issue now than when I got the bike, 2ish years ago. So there is truth in the above comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,784
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By noodle soup

check post #11...

check post #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11)

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By November Dave

Good post. Wider is better until it isn't....

Good post. Wider is better until it isn't. (https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/blog/wider-is-better-until-it-isnt) The majority of people who are best served by the 25mm-ish inner width rims are on...
12-12-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,073
Posted By Papa Ado

Our US office sells directly to Amazon for...

Our US office sells directly to Amazon for resale. You can contact them at info@kmcchain.us to determine whichis an authorized account/seller there. Again, we are doing our best to crack down on...
11-28-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,112
Posted By UniChris

You say that like it's a bad thing... For...

You say that like it's a bad thing...

For something to quaff on an ordinary sedentary day, of course, it is.

But of the for intended purpose, the sugar is actually vital - you don't fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By HTupolev

The emphasis on keeping still is more to not lose...

The emphasis on keeping still is more to not lose the wind tunnel optimized position than because movement causes tons of drag in and of itself.


This is the main reason that tucking and coasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,900
Posted By Spoonrobot

Problem is, it's not true. Here's the real...

Problem is, it's not true.

Here's the real world breakdown for what is generally considered paved riding.

19mm tires are slower than 21mm tires are slower than 23mm tires, many of which are...
11-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,677
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I think you might do better to use min spirits. ...

I think you might do better to use min spirits. Rinse out, wash, and dry a big juice bottle, like a V-8 bottle. Fill half-full with min spirits. Put the chain in and cap it. Shake. Let it soak an...
11-04-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By Seattle Forrest

As above, your BMR itself doesn't change, and...

As above, your BMR itself doesn't change, and isn't very relevant for weight loss/maintenance/gain anyway. What matters is your energy balance. Which is BMR (what you would burn in a coma) + exercise...
11-04-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

AFAIK, that's not true. While BMR varies with...

AFAIK, that's not true. While BMR varies with muscle mass, it doesn't seem to vary with exercise or at least not enough to matter. EPOC seems to be another scam. ...
10-31-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By gregf83

There are some small differences in how one...

There are some small differences in how one metabolizes different types of food but these are 2nd and 3rd order effects that don't really explain why people gain or lose weight. The majority of...
10-31-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By Seattle Forrest

There has been a tremendous amount of research on...

There has been a tremendous amount of research on this. Riding a road bike, there isn't much difference between any two humans in terms of metabolic efficiency. That's not true with a lot of...
10-31-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,630
Posted By gregf83

All these apps seem pretty well connected....

All these apps seem pretty well connected. MyFitnessPal takes Calories from Garmin Connect. If you have a powermeter Garmin uses kJ for Calories. Once you connect Garmin to Myfitness the transfer is...
10-29-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By OBoile

Given that literally everything is a chemical,...

Given that literally everything is a chemical, what exactly do you expect us to eat/drink?
https://jameskennedymonash.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/ingredients-of-an-all-natural-banana/
10-29-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Unfortunately for these theories, the evidence...

Unfortunately for these theories, the evidence does not support them.

1) Life expectancy in the US is increasing, not decreaseing. However our rate of increase is less than that of other developed...
10-24-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,743
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Childhood death is much less common now than it...

Childhood death is much less common now than it was, historically. We don't know the diagnoses of course, just the fact of death. IOW we don't know anything about the health of ancient populations,...
10-22-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,504
Posted By mstateglfr

- That Redshift stem would be an easy place to...

- That Redshift stem would be an easy place to cut weight. A 100mm Redshift weighs 274g and costs $150, while an Uno7 UL stem costs $26 and weighs 108g. It doesnt have that elastomer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,033
Posted By MoAlpha

Doesn't work that way. The respiratory...

Doesn't work that way. The respiratory epithelium, where gas exchange takes place, is saturated all the time or you're dead. So, only purely physical factors, such as humidity, respiratory rate, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work,...

Ebikes aren't Harleys. The riders still work, just (usually) less hard. Until the battery dies and they're stuck on a 50 pound bike still needing to get home.

Not that people need physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By fly135

It would be a shame if someone cheated and all...

It would be a shame if someone cheated and all that money was wasted on charity.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By RShantz

Really just don't understand this. Can someone...

Really just don't understand this. Can someone explain this logic? It just looks to me like you're upset that someone doesn't ride as hard as you do. Just don't understand how/why what someone else...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 01:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,560
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past...

Photo below is from Washington Pass this past Sunday. I was in falling snow for an hour, the next few days it's going to snow more, especially on the west side. This is going to be a good year for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By colnago62

I live in Seattle also, and for many it is the...

I live in Seattle also, and for many it is the only reasonable way to get to work if your job is downtown. I have a friend that works at Facebook downtown but lives in White Center, which I think is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By FlashBazbo

Did you ever post a thread that you expected to...

Did you ever post a thread that you expected to gain very little notice . . . only to see it blow up into SIX PAGES of anger, passion, debate, etc? I'm amazed.

I don't ride an e-bike, but I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 30,440
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a...

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a recent charity ride. Dude was in his 60s and partially disabled, the e-bike allowed him to still get out and ride and hang with a pretty fast group. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,091
Posted By Spoonrobot

I've pinch flatted two tubeless road tires. It...

I've pinch flatted two tubeless road tires. It sucks more than tubed tires because pinch flatting a tubeless tire is a terminal event for that tire. Lower pressures + wider rims = much higher...
10-04-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By DaveLeeNC

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly...

I just did some comparative data analysis mostly because I am a numbers guy. My primary comparison was against the 'Tour de Moore' century ride that I did as a training ride here in NC on Labor Day....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,294
Posted By WhyFi

Have you no respect for tradition?!...

Have you no respect for tradition?! (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/470515-i-set-my-rear-wheel-fire.html)
09-30-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,358
Posted By msu2001la

Obligatory muddy bike photo, post race: ...

Obligatory muddy bike photo, post race:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1440/5c39caa0_d4db_4a35_bbc5_4458cb05cb04_d4923e1a47c0779b90f5fd928abae8d2badb8eac.jpg

And a...
09-30-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,358
Posted By msu2001la

Whoo boy was that crazy. We got like 4 inches of...

Whoo boy was that crazy. We got like 4 inches of rain and it was an absolute mud fest. A ton of fun and I'm glad I showed up and raced.

I was staged 39th and managed to finish 35th in a field of...
09-30-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,701
Posted By medic75

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it...

Gravel King slicks are the almost perfect "do it all" tire. I have 38 mm tires set up tubeless and I love them. Will you win a road race? No. At the same time, I would put them up against any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,713
Posted By burnthesheep

The larger the numerator in the w/kg calculation,...

The larger the numerator in the w/kg calculation, the more effect the denominator will have. The smaller the denominator, the more effect improving the numerator has. It's just math.

It's all...
09-26-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,522
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The way brake levers and their hoods were...

The way brake levers and their hoods were designed and placed on bars is very different from what's done today. There's only 1 rule that's common: the brake levers must be easy and comfortable to...
09-25-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By OBoile

I would guess a few things are a bit off in your...

I would guess a few things are a bit off in your analysis:
1. You probably burn less than 1/2 the calories from fat.
2. You probably have less than 2000 calories available. I've read that it is...
09-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,775
Posted By tagaproject6

Do you want a "cool story, bro!" Because, that's...

Do you want a "cool story, bro!" Because, that's how you get a "cool story, bro!" :P
09-18-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,775
Posted By ChinookTx

Feel better now?

Feel better now?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,172
Posted By topflightpro

Loctite works perfectly when installed properly....

Loctite works perfectly when installed properly. This means applying Loctite, pressing in the bearings. And then leaving the press on the bearings for a full 24 hours as the Loctite cures.

Too...
09-07-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,921
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or...

No, you won't. Your body has no idea whether or not you're doing an interval at 270 watts or 280 watts. That's probably pretty close to your powermeters margin of error, so it probably doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 29,209
Posted By Seattle Forrest

That's right, nobody has an argument to counter...

That's right, nobody has an argument to counter the idea that disc brakes are severely diminished in the rain. This is actually an area where rim brakes are much better than discs, but we're trying...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,492
Posted By MinnMan

I suppose that another solution is to swap the...

I suppose that another solution is to swap the Light Bicycle wheels for something like the HED Jet 6 pluses. They're heavier, but they otherwise seem to be great wheels. I like the LB hoops plenty,...
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