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11-17-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 724
Posted By Ogsarg

I see the chance of a chain breaking as so...

I see the chance of a chain breaking as so miniscule that I wouldn't bother unless I was going to be in such a remote area with no way to get assistance. If you have them then you need the breaker as...
11-09-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,035
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

Sometimes it's good to just go ride without the...

Sometimes it's good to just go ride without the training schedule
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 8,535
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,894
Posted By Robert A

I don't think it's quite that simple. In...

I don't think it's quite that simple. In addition to being more resistant to flats, tubeless tires are faster and lighter than tubed tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Koyote

You have three options: grow 10 inches taller (so...

You have three options: grow 10 inches taller (so that size L will fit properly), lose 50 lbs (so that size S will fit properly), or find a seamstress to shorten the sleeves on your size L jerseys.
11-04-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,730
Posted By DorkDisk

I don't listen to music while on a bike. My taste...

I don't listen to music while on a bike. My taste in music, and its importance in my life has changed over the years.
10-31-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 973
Posted By Maelochs

I wouldn't put any money into this bike. It is...

I wouldn't put any money into this bike. It is what it is. Save your money and buy a better bike when they are again available.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,798
Posted By shelbyfv

Have you tried riding in a mask? A couple of...

Have you tried riding in a mask? A couple of friends did and it didn't work well for them. I carry one in my jersey pocket to wear if I have to go in a store or something.
10-30-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,545
Posted By Phil_gretz

Contact law enforcement. That's their job.

Contact law enforcement. That's their job.
10-29-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 329
Posted By burnthesheep

On avg about 2 to 3 lbs heavier versus last year....

On avg about 2 to 3 lbs heavier versus last year. Road bike power is maybe up 5 to 10w. But......with a TT bike focus........that is up a full 40w over a 10mi effort. That's a mammoth change in...
10-27-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 860
Posted By cxwrench

Another 'should I upgrade do Di2' thread? How do...

Another 'should I upgrade do Di2' thread? How do you guys manage to pick out socks in the morning w/o outside assistance? Jesus, you've already owned Di2 and you still have to ask for help? :wtf:
10-24-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Bob the Mech

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend...

I learned the hard way many moons ago my friend and I've pick a few things up along the way when wrenching on bikes for the past 30 odd years :)
10-24-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Bob the Mech

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32...

What 105 cassette was it (11-28, 11-30 or 11-32 teeth)? And are you replacing it with the Ultegra with the same spread or smaller?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,361
Posted By genejockey

I kinda think this is one of those things like...

I kinda think this is one of those things like the old Henny Youngman joke:I went to my doctor. I said, "It hurts when I go like that." (lifts arm)
The doctor said, "Don't go like that."
My...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By Riveting

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and...

If a descent allows me to see far far ahead, and I know the terrain has no blind side roads with cars pulling out, I'll pedal hard until my cadence tops out, and then I go full aero (but no...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,388
Posted By Koyote

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy...

For something like cf wheels, I would either buy a name brand or stick with aluminum rims. That's not really a place where I want to take a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 750
Posted By Dean V

It would never come from Giant like that. You...

It would never come from Giant like that.
You would have to ask the seller how it ended up like it is.
10-12-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By Moisture

Best "Refresh" or Upgrade for your Bike?

I'll start.

Original chain was very stretched out and worn out. Mix and match of several different (9 speed) chain types. Didn't feel too great. Friend replaced chain with an 8 speed. Was better,...
10-10-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By tomato coupe

None of the above?

None of the above?
10-10-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,012
Posted By Trakhak

A sizable minority of us prefer a short-wheelbase...

A sizable minority of us prefer a short-wheelbase road frame with clearance limited to 28-mm tires, but I don't see that option.
10-10-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,420
Posted By Lemond1985

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,244
Posted By Andy Somnifac

I've never understood why people seem to think...

I've never understood why people seem to think that all products should appeal to them. There are plenty of insanely priced cars, watches, houses, wines, electronics, etc. that don't deliver much...
10-08-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Iride01

Tracking Calories is always just going to be an...

Tracking Calories is always just going to be an estimate no matter what you use. Just pick one that seems close. If you want to get a power meter to use with your Garmin or what ever device you have,...
10-08-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,560
Posted By Koyote

1) Prices do tend to rise over time, and incomes...

1) Prices do tend to rise over time, and incomes tend to do the same. It's called "inflation."
2) Don't know how the Shimano groups have "downgraded." Comparing my 2008 Shimano groupset to my 2020...
10-06-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,064
Posted By Korina

Hunh?

Hunh?
10-01-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,772
Posted By pbass

I would think that the "viral load" you'd get...

I would think that the "viral load" you'd get from one single contagious rider in front of you would in theory be pretty small, but there are all the studies now about how the aerosols hang in the...
09-26-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,012
Posted By 70sSanO

“Using a group of nine volunteers...” I got...

“Using a group of nine volunteers...”

I got a couple buddies, a neighbor, and the guy down the street who walks the dog to disprove that study.

John
09-25-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,785
Posted By vespasianus

I would disagree with that statement. I think the...

I would disagree with that statement. I think the high end steel bikes being made now (think Battaglin) make steel bikes of 10 years ago look like junkers.
09-24-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,785
Posted By Wileyone

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never...

I took my Holdsworth out this morning and never once did I think I would rather be on anything else.
09-23-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,677
Posted By Kat12

Seriously. If putting something in a locked...

Seriously. If putting something in a locked garage or storage unit isn't secure enough, how is a little bike lock on top of that going to help?

Now, if you just leave it sitting out... that's a...
09-22-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,305
Posted By surak

What a sweeping, oversimplified statement. Within...

What a sweeping, oversimplified statement. Within months of changing nothing in my routine except adding some bike commuting trips each week, I went from an already light BMI of a shade over 21,...
09-22-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 14,305
Posted By genejockey

You also have to stop eating so much.

You also have to stop eating so much.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 15,093
Posted By TMonk

Let's stay on topic please

Let's stay on topic please
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,955
Posted By MntnMan62

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike...

It sounds as though one bike is an endurance bike with disc brakes. Does that mean the other bike you are considering is more of a race bike with rim brakes? If so, then you are not comparing...
09-17-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,130
Posted By Koyote

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.

Greatest bike racer the US has ever produced.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,986
Posted By MinnMan

wrong forum. Belongs here:...

wrong forum. Belongs here: https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/

short answer: explosive short bursts of power are physiologically different from long efforts at high power/weight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,698
Posted By TrackSmart

As long as the "medium-priced" frameset is well...

As long as the "medium-priced" frameset is well designed, the answer is very small gains for a lot of extra money. In your case, you are extremely high on the frame-goodness-per-dollar scale, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,698
Posted By big john

If you're comfortable on your CAAD12, there's not...

If you're comfortable on your CAAD12, there's not much to gain by going to something else. A CAAD is a great handling bike and reasonably light, too. Of course, they are quite stiff, if that's what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,698
Posted By datlas

I would say the benefits are potentially real but...

I would say the benefits are potentially real but also very modest and likely overrated by most. You are not missing much.

That said, you may want to go to the bike shop sometime in the future...
09-10-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By kenjidm

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think...

Thank you everyone for all the feedback. I think the best option is like some say, get a used bike, try it out and figure out what i do like. I will enjoy the ride during that time and figure out...
09-10-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By Thomas15

It has been said very will on this thread that it...

It has been said very will on this thread that it is necessary to define exactly what kind of riding you want to do. The big problem is you might have that question answered in your head but not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,800
Posted By InvertedMP

As said before, glad you are ok brotha! Go...

As said before, glad you are ok brotha! Go tubeless! Eliminate the variable of pinch flats, and carry a spare tube in case you need to get home in the event of a large flat. I do so many crazy...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,194
Posted By Chubby715

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will...

I live in Fairfield CT so the terrain in CT will be mostly flat to easy rolling hills if you're riding parallel to the coast on Route 1 the whole way north. The bigger question is how comfortable are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,035
Posted By blakcloud

New wheels will make the bike feel like a whole...

New wheels will make the bike feel like a whole new bike and will be cheaper than buying a whole new bike. I say keep the bike, replace the wheels.
08-28-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,632
Posted By livedarklions

Basically, I think you and I are doing about the...

Basically, I think you and I are doing about the same thing, just at different distances and, I suspect, speeds. Don't get me wrong, I do some high intensity riding, I just don't monitor the heart...
08-25-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,871
Posted By Fahrenheit531

A measured, in-depth response by a quality...

A measured, in-depth response by a quality presenter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zBUxmFZv4Q
08-21-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By msu2001la

You'll be better off on a bike that fits, but...

You'll be better off on a bike that fits, but don't get ripped off.

A 2016 model with "a lot" of miles on it is unlikely to have the same value as one with just a few hundred miles on it. There...
08-20-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 936
Posted By mstateglfr

0 chance anyone on a message board can tell you...

0 chance anyone on a message board can tell you since we don't know the actual condition of the bike you want.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By GlennR

I have no problem with head wind and trail wind....

I have no problem with head wind and trail wind. Its the cross winds that can cause you to have the "grip of death" on the bars. My worst experience was coming down a 2 mile long mild decent when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,104
Posted By WhyFi

Well, that'll learn ya - stop it with that tube...

Well, that'll learn ya - stop it with that tube nonsense.
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