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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,140
Posted By merlinextraligh

Restoring the Merlin ( or why Titanium is still cool)

I decided to restore my 24 year old Merlin Extralight. In its current configuration it has a mishmash of Shimano 10 speed mechanical components.

A few years back, I added S&S couplers to make...
02-20-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,373
Posted By big john

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.

Average speed is a useless metric anyway.
02-20-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,373
Posted By LAJ

Holy crap. This from a magazine named "Decline". ...

Holy crap. This from a magazine named "Decline". It's like they expect and promote becoming old and decrepit.

No thanks, and those charts are horrible.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,226
Posted By TMonk

Time Trialist chiming in here, matching tire/rim...

Time Trialist chiming in here, matching tire/rim width is fairly well known and the watt savings are significant and outweigh rolling resistance differences between comparable race tires. The Zipp...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,226
Posted By caloso

You'll save more watts with a tighter jersey or...

You'll save more watts with a tighter jersey or bending your elbows more than with a 2mm wider rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By caloso

Seconded. Also, if you're at a D1 school, it...

Seconded.

Also, if you're at a D1 school, it will almost certainly have a cycling team. It will probably be a club sport, rather than intercollegiate. Check in with them. There will likely be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,501
Posted By caloso

And this is why We Will Yell At You.

And this is why We Will Yell At You.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,501
Posted By Andy Somnifac

You can absolutely get fit, increase your FTP,...

You can absolutely get fit, increase your FTP, etc. while riding indoors. I think you'd get farther doing actual structured cycling workouts with a training plan than workouts on Peloton, but that's...
06-21-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,305
Posted By Curtis Odom

I am turning 63 this Friday. 60 mile rides are...

I am turning 63 this Friday. 60 mile rides are not a big deal so I am thinking maybe 100 miles.
06-05-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,305
Posted By big john

When I turned 60 we rode up to Mount Baldy...

When I turned 60 we rode up to Mount Baldy Village where, unbeknownst to me, a friend had driven the day before to stash a cake with my picture on it. The cafe was happy to keep it overnight for us....
03-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,077
Posted By caloso

Hitting a bump hard enough that your foot flies...

Hitting a bump hard enough that your foot flies off the pedal is an argument for, not against, foot retention.
03-16-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,069
Posted By caloso

Why I don't use 220-age for HRmax

As I mentioned in another thread (which I didn't want to derail) I mentioned that I'd recently done a ramp test to evaluate my FTP improvement. The graph of HR and power demonstrates why I don't use...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,245
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor – Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 – 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
02-22-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,897
Posted By caloso

I never ride in the door zone, no matter where...

I never ride in the door zone, no matter where they paint the bike lane line.
02-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,897
Posted By GlennR

Never assume they see you, if you don't see their...

Never assume they see you, if you don't see their eyes you don't know for sure.

Ride 3' from parked cars since most people never look back before opening the door.

Right turn after stop doesn't...
02-15-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,711
Posted By UniGeezer

Ride my age in miles! (65)

Hi all, and a belated HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hope you're all doing great and staying healthy, fit and safe.

I turned 65 in January and decided to try to ride my age in miles on my unicycle. First...
02-15-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,581
Posted By caloso

Find a tree.

Find a tree.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,821
Posted By profjmb

Cross-posting from another thread (thought I was...

Cross-posting from another thread (thought I was posting to this one):

I got my titanium Mosaic RT-1 after seeing one and thinking it was beautiful. Seriously, that is an underrated reason. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 24,821
Posted By chaadster

The tubes are sooo fat! It looks like a sprint...

The tubes are sooo fat! It looks like a sprint missile! Kudos.

Firefly are off-the-charts awesome. They externally butt tubes in-house, have a 3D printed yoke, sick dropouts, construction skills...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,266
Posted By Koyote

Hideous.

Hideous.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 24,643
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,088
Posted By BillyD

Titanium bikes are not "pretty", they're ruggedly...

Titanium bikes are not "pretty", they're ruggedly handsome.
10-16-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By xseal

First drop bar bike in 33 years

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Moots Routt RSL, GRX 2x Di2.
10-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,873
Posted By caloso

A couple of questions: 1) What do you mean...

A couple of questions:

1) What do you mean by "X% effort"? Is that base on heart rate, power, or perceived effort?
2) What are your goals? Do you want to increase endurance? If so, for how...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,401
Posted By surak

I don't think anyone else in Road Cycling can...

I don't think anyone else in Road Cycling can relate, because we don't ride everywhere pretending to be in a Rad Race. Keeping rubber side down is not what we consider "high maintenance."
...
08-29-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 65,203
Posted By GlennR

You can't take it with you.

You can't take it with you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,916
Posted By merlinextraligh

Missed my point. It wasn’t about the bikes; it’s...

Missed my point. It wasn’t about the bikes; it’s about the company ABG. I wouldn’t not buy a used Litespeed at the right price. I would never buy a new Litesped from ABG, with a price that factored...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,916
Posted By merlinextraligh

I would never buy a bike from the American...

I would never buy a bike from the American Bicycle Group. IMHO, they ran the Litespeed brand into the ground after purchasing it from Lynskey. There are multiple threads on here, about ABG screwing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,949
Posted By GlennR

Come on guys... it's just personal cycling...

Come on guys... it's just personal cycling statistics. It's not like your retirement account or medical records.

And if the data is so critical to you, you should have a backup in a secure...
07-06-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 208,148
Posted By N2motorsports

Parked at sorrento valley and rode to oceanside...

Parked at sorrento valley and rode to oceanside pier and back but had some fuel left in the tank and decided to climbed torrey pines. Alternating on and off saddle, I though, "this isnt too bad,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,919
Posted By Sy Reene

Bets on whether any 11s wheels will continue to...

Bets on whether any 11s wheels will continue to work when it does come out?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By Litespud

Thanks - they get close, but the silver ones are...

Thanks - they get close, but the silver ones are either the wrong ring config or crank length, or they're the right size, but the wrong color. At the end of the day, the non-negotiables are 172.5mm...
06-06-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,689
Posted By tigat

Look what my new bike can do

Long story, but last week I finally picked up the rebuilt Bandit, the one-hand adapted bike that Trek made for me, on the latest version Domane SLR frame. In a word, the new Bandit is awesome -...
05-16-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,008
Posted By ooga-booga

rode through camp pendleton (with current...

rode through camp pendleton (with current base-issued id) twice today. no issues. rode to the northern/auto entrance for san onofre state beach as well.
plenty of cyclists riding through the long...
04-09-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By Johnk3

My new steed, a Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless...

My new steed, a Cicli Barco XCr custom stainless steel bike. At 72 y/o I get what I want. Actually, it was my wife's idea, she said I did not have enough bikes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,647
Posted By indyfabz

I do day rides in bibs. I tour in bibs. I can...

I do day rides in bibs. I tour in bibs. I can relieve my bladder on the side of the road wearing bibs. I can squat in the woods wearing bibs after spending sixty seconds unzipping my jersey, taking...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,254
Posted By calamarichris

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike...

I felt like an utter tool walking out of the bike fitter's room after 2.5 hours and minus $180. The fitter (Nate Loyal in Santa Monica) only shifted my seat a little under a cm up and forward, and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 14,259
Posted By indyfabz

I do it because I think it looks impressive,...

I do it because I think it looks impressive, especially to an old couple behind you in an RV while I am taming a rocky Mountain pass on my fully-loaded touring bike. They hang back and watch with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,726
Posted By Seattle Forrest

My god, you're right! My phone, Bluetooth...

My god, you're right! My phone, Bluetooth speaker, and lights all use the same charging cable, but they each came with one. Obviously Big Charger is strong arming Samsung, Garmin, and all the rest...
02-06-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,515
Posted By caloso

Most spin classes are on exercise bikes with...

Most spin classes are on exercise bikes with heavy flywheels and no freehub, so they are essentially like riding a fixed gear. If you spend a lot of time on a fixed gear, you are prone to developing...
01-14-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,858
Posted By Biker395

My Turn

Well ... went for a short lunch ride last Thursday with a friend and got more than I bargained for.

We had a nice ride along the coast and stopped at a cool cafe for a bite while it drizzled a...
01-07-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By washed up

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-04-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,083
Posted By Hermes

On my 60th birthday, 10 years ago, I raced a...

On my 60th birthday, 10 years ago, I raced a match sprint tournament at the velodrome all ages and was at the top of the B flying 200 meters. The entire gang sang Happy Birthday to me. It was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,359
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Marketing.

Marketing.
11-08-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By Ninetimes

Sneak peek of the garage queen. I’ll do a...

Sneak peek of the garage queen. I’ll do a complete photo shoot later on, but let’s take a look.

Just re-taped the bars, new hoods and new saddle. This is the first year 1988 Colnago Super Sprint....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,100
Posted By rubiksoval

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.

DT Swiss makes DT Swiss hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,972
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Another good reason to never ride any kind of...

Another good reason to never ride any kind of bike!!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,085
Posted By CarloM

tony2v yikes, that is cutting it really close!...

tony2v yikes, that is cutting it really close! Thank you for taking the time to post those pics, very informative.

I just bought digital calipers and found something really interesting.

Here's...
09-06-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By Ninetimes

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the balance of my rotational group that goes with the blue Rossin...
09-06-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,261
Views: 843,185
Posted By Ninetimes

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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New build and into the rotation! 1985 Rossin Record SL. Campagnolo 10 Speed...
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