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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
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...
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
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
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.
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
04-14-22, 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
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
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,509
Posted By popeye

True but deep aero wheels diverged from NACA in...

True but deep aero wheels diverged from NACA in order to accommodate wide yaw angles some years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,913
Posted By popeye

Don't ride the brakes, both on hard at the same...

Don't ride the brakes, both on hard at the same time, cool down and repeat. You will be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,830
Posted By popeye

You are so fortunate for it not to go the other...

You are so fortunate for it not to go the other way.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,901
Posted By popeye

I would be hard pressed to give up a pound on a...

I would be hard pressed to give up a pound on a 10K$ bike. I find that a weight does matter biggly but then my bike and I come to 150lbs. YMMV
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,301
Posted By popeye

A little, it's downright dangerous. It should be...

A little, it's downright dangerous. It should be nearly tight with no weight on the bike and check for slack after.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,374
Posted By popeye

I was on Boyd 50/58 for years and switched to...

I was on Boyd 50/58 for years and switched to 60/60 no problem at all and I weigh 135. They have textured tracks now and with Black Prince pads and direct mount calipers they stop as well as al rims...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By popeye

So the best you can do is to resort to a personal...

So the best you can do is to resort to a personal attack when you are unable to debate facts. PLONK
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,270
Posted By popeye

The most common cause is getting the tube under...

The most common cause is getting the tube under the bead of the tire at some point. With tubeless there is the "burp factor".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,956
Posted By popeye

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't...

Just be glad it's not fixed gear where you can't rotate the pedal out of the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By popeye

Fitness and alcohol consumption

https://www.outsideonline.com/health/running/exercise-alcohol-research/

While the study was focused on runners I can see a relationship to cyclying as it pertains to alcohol consumption. I'am a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,458
Posted By popeye

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech...

Yes. Before we wax all nostalgic about mech shifters let's not forget the broken cable ends, trying to fish out the broken cable ends, slipped clamps, periodic adjustment. cable and housing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,520
Posted By popeye

I would never swap back to front. You always want...

I would never swap back to front. You always want your best tire in front. I always rotate front to back and the 5000 seems to wear faster in front than the 4000 but it may just be the bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,309
Posted By popeye

It does not take much of a crack to capture a...

It does not take much of a crack to capture a front tire and any input after that will take you down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,688
Posted By popeye

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself...

It's a slippery slope. You will find yourself with aerobars and bottle rocket launchers.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,452
Posted By popeye

The longer you wait the better your knowledge...

The longer you wait the better your knowledge will be making a decision. You can swap gears but it never gets easier, you just get faster and the hills steeper. You get out of it what you put into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By popeye

I think what you are asking is "how many of you...

I think what you are asking is "how many of you are too fat for this sport" as it all (mostly) depends on how much you weigh. It is a valid question for someone who has to order stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,107
Posted By popeye

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels...

We have two members here who hand build CF wheels at a reasonable price with real support. Boyd and Psimet. Happy customer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 11,294
Posted By popeye

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few...

A bunny hop has saved my *** more than a few times and I don't see how that would work with flats.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,803
Posted By popeye

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.

You may have an extra spacer under the cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,467
Posted By popeye

Because Ultega hollowtech cranks were failing...

Because Ultega hollowtech cranks were failing quickly for some period of time. My old WIFE killed one in just over a year. The bonding fails and then they crack. I think they fixed this and is no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,758
Posted By popeye

I would never let wheels affect bike choice. Many...

I would never let wheels affect bike choice. Many dealers would be more than happy to let you exchange for whatever you want. Well they would why they still had bikes to sell.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,758
Posted By popeye

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I...

Kimmo, I had a 2006 Gerolsteiner Swerks Tarmac, I loved that bike so much I put D/A DI2 on it. A year and a half ago I found what must have been the last of the rim brake S-works Tarmacs in a color...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 16,306
Posted By popeye

Don't try and keep up with road bikes on a...

Don't try and keep up with road bikes on a hybrid. Straight bars don't match up with drop bars and are a hazard and dangerous when they match up. It's no fun waking up with your head held up off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By popeye

Update for Garmins

Garmin is pushing a big update for Edge 530, 830, 1030, and 1030 Plus computers that bring big improvements to navigation and route management.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By popeye

Weaker yes, and if it's bent too far you will...

Weaker yes, and if it's bent too far you will feel the give when you use the alignment tool. T6061 has good workability so it's probably fine. However if you have the choice use 3003. In most cases,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,497
Posted By popeye

I refill that from the big bottle.

I refill that from the big bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By popeye

Until recently e-bikes were called "drunk bikes"...

Until recently e-bikes were called "drunk bikes" in my hood, the choice of revoked license drivers. Now you can just say "take me home" almost.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,314
Posted By popeye

CF has no fatigue limit. Steel, AL and TI all do.

CF has no fatigue limit. Steel, AL and TI all do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,516
Posted By popeye

What pressure are you running? Hot garage?

What pressure are you running? Hot garage?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,703
Posted By popeye

Well that sounds like fun.

Well that sounds like fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By popeye

Add up what all the parts cost compared to a grey...

Add up what all the parts cost compared to a grey market group set. In the past it was 50% pre-covid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,446
Posted By popeye

Yea and I have had long periods of no flats only...

Yea and I have had long periods of no flats only to find the spare rotten when the time comes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,130
Posted By popeye

That chart recomends about 20 more lbs than I run...

That chart recomends about 20 more lbs than I run with tubes. I thought the advantage of tubeless was running lower pressure?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By popeye

I would put the new tire in front no matter. I...

I would put the new tire in front no matter. I always rotate f to r but ymmv.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,483
Posted By popeye

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on...

OH the horror.The Tour of Flanders was won on tubed clinchersI'm warning you, rim brakes are next.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,695
Posted By popeye

When you resort to personal attacks you have lost...

When you resort to personal attacks you have lost the argument.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,483
Posted By popeye

Clinchers are BAACK

VeloNewsDeceuninck-Quick-Step to race the Tour of Flanders on clinchersDeceuninck-Quick-Step will race on clincher tires at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders (https://www.velonews.com/tag/tour-of-flanders/)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,807
Posted By popeye

I had never heard of them and the name was a bit...

I had never heard of them and the name was a bit of a put off but I bought a DA cassette at an unreal price as they seemed legit. I was not disappointed, good service.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,665
Posted By popeye

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over...

I'm on the Santa Ana River trail when I hear over a loudspeaker "on your left". I first looked up for a helicopter before I noticed the Sheriff behind me.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,034
Posted By popeye

I crashed the trainer in a sprint.

I crashed the trainer in a sprint.
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