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Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-23, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By popeye

I have been on 58/50 for 5 yrs and 60/60 for the...

I have been on 58/50 for 5 yrs and 60/60 for the last 3 daily. They have never given me pause but I don't ride mountains but rarely and have been a sailor all my life and I'm used to responding to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By popeye

I would expect that from someone who is too fat...

I would expect that from someone who is too fat for this sport but I know that is not you. :-} I have 3 concussions and one unconscious with a helmet so I have a different perspective along with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By popeye

I think they just need to wear a helmet but I...

I think they just need to wear a helmet but I understand that just me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,567
Posted By popeye

New CA bike law on passing

I can see some blow back from this one.


Bicycles Omnibus Bill (AB 1909, Friedman)
AB 1909 is similar to the ‘move over or slow down’ law. This new law will provide increased protections...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,338
Posted By popeye

Bingo

Bingo
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,162
Posted By popeye

I started reading this thread without noticing...

I started reading this thread without noticing the authors. Half way through this post I thought this has to be Robert. Yup
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,201
Posted By popeye

Look mom no valve stems

https://bikerumor.com/newmen-advanced-sl-r-42-road-wheels-get-aero-w-wide-tires-hidden-valve-stems/

Called the Aero Valve, it’s a short tubeless valve stem, too short to protrude past the rim’s...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,546
Posted By popeye

How about nuts? ...

How about nuts?
https://hackaday.com/2022/11/16/crazy-bike-frame-made-out-of-147-nuts/
10-12-22, 09:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,200
Posted By popeye

Now fix the other side which has the same problem...

Now fix the other side which has the same problem but a worse sight line.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By popeye

[QUOTE=surak;22655092]You know that narrower...

[QUOTE=surak;22655092]You know that narrower tires don't stop as well as wider ones, which is why you have to brake earlier and harder even if you were descending at the same speed, right?[/QUOTE
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By popeye

Well as a fast descender I thought you would...

Well as a fast descender I thought you would appreciate knowing if you had had tire going down. I ride 50 slow miles 5 days a week with the old woman now that she retired. I would appreciate knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 689
Posted By popeye

Quarq TyreWiz

Does anyone have experience with the Quarq TyreWiz and Garmin edge? It sounds pretty cool and I could use that information but I'm a weight weenie and it's not so pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By popeye

The spelling was deliberate.

The spelling was deliberate.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,089
Posted By popeye

At the risk of interrupting a grammer lesson I...

At the risk of interrupting a grammer lesson I would just like to say these clipless deniers obviously never sprint. I practice up muscle routines just because when your strongest muscles are giving...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,261
Posted By popeye

So is arsenic.

So is arsenic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 686
Posted By popeye

Support your forum members, Boyd and PSImet build...

Support your forum members, Boyd and PSImet build what you want. At least check them out.
08-25-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 468
Posted By popeye

SART Imperial wood bridge hazard

The RR ties used to plank the Imperial wood bridge have shrunk in the heat leaving nail heads exposed. I have lost a tire in the past here. The other wood bridges use through or lag bolts and better...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By popeye

Don't ride the brakes. Both brakes at once hard,...

Don't ride the brakes. Both brakes at once hard, cool down and rinse/repeat.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,651
Posted By popeye

Clipless have saved my more than twice from going...

Clipless have saved my more than twice from going over the bars. Not to mention "bunny hopping" to effect to avoid obstacles.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 641
Posted By popeye

Right side normal up and down but left lever...

Right side normal up and down but left lever shifts to big ring and button cassette down. Top buttons Garmin.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By popeye

Wahoo pedal probs

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/08/review-a-year-with-wahoos-new-speedplay-pedal-range/

I have been on Nano's for a year and just recently noticed the lateral play. It is not an issue for me I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,468
Posted By popeye

If you keep it up you will find you get dropped...

If you keep it up you will find you get dropped less and less and soon you will be able to suck wheel for the entire ride. Then you will find yourself hanging mid pack and contributing to pulls. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,053
Posted By popeye

Thanks for that, made me miss your track.

Thanks for that, made me miss your track.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,485
Posted By popeye

That's all well and good but if you're a crit...

That's all well and good but if you're a crit racer you know the value of weight accelerating out of every corner. A 135lb rider vs 180 is also going to value weight differently.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By popeye

But plenty of compression to slow them down when...

But plenty of compression to slow them down when they let off. I used to
attend the races at the fairgrounds regularly. Track racing is close enough
for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By popeye

Tires are the last place you want to save money...

Tires are the last place you want to save money on a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 2,765
Posted By popeye

Intervals are good even for endurance but what I...

Intervals are good even for endurance but what I think he needs is "sweet spot training".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,220
Posted By popeye

You nailed it. In 90% of these cases I say just...

You nailed it. In 90% of these cases I say just ride it, not this time. Sorry, just not worth the risk of the downside.
06-10-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By popeye

There are SS bikes and there are track bikes. A...

There are SS bikes and there are track bikes. A track bike has a very short wheel base and a front brake will put you over the bars before you know what happened. I learned to unclip fast, raise my...
06-09-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,443
Posted By popeye

Not appreciated in a performance group. You will...

Not appreciated in a performance group. You will rubber band the riders behind you.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,379
Posted By popeye

Ebay, free shipping, five bucks and up. Too much...

Ebay, free shipping, five bucks and up. Too much energy and time invested already.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,379
Posted By popeye

Insert oak dowel and epoxy.

Insert oak dowel and epoxy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,825
Posted By popeye

I had that problem starting out. When the back...

I had that problem starting out. When the back starts cramping stop and stretch. Don't try and tough it out that will just make it worse. It did not take long to completely eliminate the problem. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,045
Posted By popeye

Sell it and buy a skinsuit, win win.

Sell it and buy a skinsuit, win win.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,465
Posted By popeye

I thought that tubeless needed less pressure to...

I thought that tubeless needed less pressure to seal than that. I know next to nothing about tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,304
Posted By popeye

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/did-keldermans-dis...

https://cyclingtips.com/2022/05/did-keldermans-disc-brakes-break-his-spokes-no-and-heres-why/Can disc brakes break spokes?The simple answer is, yes.
05-04-22, 05:36 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,014
Posted By popeye

Get out of the saddle and sprint and you will...

Get out of the saddle and sprint and you will notice a diff, more so with a stiff bike. That and the speaker effect.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,669
Posted By popeye

More Froome disk bashing

Gary Blem (Froomes mech) says disc brake performance isn’t yet where it needs to be, manufacturers forced the tech onto the peloton, and believes that Froome will reach the top again
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 859
Posted By popeye

Google "saddle height", your saddle may be too...

Google "saddle height", your saddle may be too low. You want almost full extension or you will place undue strain on your knees. You gain power as well. Second thought is pedals with float.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,762
Posted By popeye

Says Gavin Mannion who was also injured this...

Says Gavin Mannion who was also injured this week:

“Both crashes were pretty minor except the fact that I landed on a hot rotor,” Mannion told CyclingTips. “For one, I needed eight stitches in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,762
Posted By popeye

The pizza cutter strikes again

Hugo Hofstetter left with huge cut in ear after dramatic crash at Circuit de la Sarthe, questions safety of disc brakes.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,328
Posted By popeye

I use Pedros bike lust (silicone). My Nanos are...

I use Pedros bike lust (silicone). My Nanos are now 6mo old and after a long break in I really like them better than the X. Walkable and I think the rectangular spring is more stable and will last...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,991
Posted By popeye

I'm in the wrong thread, you guys are just mean.

I'm in the wrong thread, you guys are just mean.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,868
Posted By popeye

All he needs to do is keep all his weight on the...

All he needs to do is keep all his weight on the outside pedal in turns like he should and this will never happen. Weighting in the inside pedal will set you up for a high side and you never want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,932
Posted By popeye

Charity rides up the danger level, best avoided.

Charity rides up the danger level, best avoided.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By popeye

Pedro's Bike Lust is a start. Good for cleats and...

Pedro's Bike Lust is a start. Good for cleats and tastes good too.
03-13-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,200
Posted By popeye

It has been pretty quiet during the week. We...

It has been pretty quiet during the week. We don't ride it on weekends due to the number of clueless folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By popeye

I just got back to shorts this season for a short...

I just got back to shorts this season for a short time and OMG where is the razor.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,968
Posted By popeye

It surprises me how many people will put gators...

It surprises me how many people will put gators on sweet riding expensive carbon bikes. You lose the feeling of the great ride you paid for. It takes me 4 min (no outliers obvious cause) to change a...
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