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04-28-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By jeffpoulin

https://vimeo.com/50872582 ;) I love how he...

https://vimeo.com/50872582 ;)

I love how he starts out in the big ring, but when he gets up to 60mph, he's somehow in the little ring with a cadence of about 100 and still not spinning out!
04-27-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,351
Posted By jeffpoulin

So 110 kmph is not the limit for the pros, but...

So 110 kmph is not the limit for the pros, but it's close.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT2MwG9gMgI
04-27-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,351
Posted By jeffpoulin

The fastest I've seen professional riders go in...

The fastest I've seen professional riders go in the Tour de France is 110 kmph (68 mph) down a long 12% grade in the Alps. They were riding on their top tubes to get more aero and, of course, were on...
04-27-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By jeffpoulin

2001?...

2001? (https://www.roadbikereview.com/product/2001-bikes-and-older/older-racing-bike/ciocc/2001-challenger-karbon.html)
04-27-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 11,351
Posted By jeffpoulin

My fastest is 75.5 kmph (47 mph) down a hill....

My fastest is 75.5 kmph (47 mph) down a hill. Limited by wind resistance and spinning out of my top gear.
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,491
Posted By jeffpoulin

That's beautiful Bob! While I've been to Cannon...

That's beautiful Bob! While I've been to Cannon beach many times, I've never seen it in the snow.
Forum: Commuting
01-10-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,996
Posted By jeffpoulin

And you're not fooling anyone with that "Huffy"....

And you're not fooling anyone with that "Huffy". Is that a titanium frame?
01-08-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By jeffpoulin

For tire clearance, I would say 700x32 easily....

For tire clearance, I would say 700x32 easily. 700x35 would be tight, but should fit. I have the Canyon Ultimate (racier version of the Endurace) and currently have 700x30 tires on it for the winter....
01-08-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,440
Posted By jeffpoulin

I track distance, time, and elevation gain, but I...

I track distance, time, and elevation gain, but I mainly ride for fun.
01-08-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,279
Posted By jeffpoulin

I would say an old Peugeot logo too. It also...

I would say an old Peugeot logo too. It also looks like the Lowenbrau (beer) logo, but the tail is different.

What is the logo on? It looks like a steel or aluminum bottle, but it's hard to tell.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By jeffpoulin

Yeah, trailers should count at least 2x. If there...

Yeah, trailers should count at least 2x. If there are 2 kids in the trailer, then it's 3x.

However, tandem miles should only count half. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By jeffpoulin

What if it's cold and you don't warm up? ;) ...

What if it's cold and you don't warm up? ;)

Also, if we're going to have a fudge factor for gravel miles, how about a fudge factor for uphill miles, against the wind miles, riding on an empty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By jeffpoulin

The French Alps, which is why I have a fair...

The French Alps, which is why I have a fair amount of climbing. Temps here range from about 10F to 100F. I bike commute year round and ride in all kinds of weather, so I have quite a lot of gear (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,384
Posted By jeffpoulin

13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343...

13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343 cycling days. All on road/trail (no trainer).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,583
Posted By jeffpoulin

13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343...

13,329 miles and 793,488 ft of climbing. 343 cycling days. All on road/trail (no trainer).
Replies: 37
Views: 4,990
Posted By jeffpoulin

Thanks, John, and best of luck for next year. In...

Thanks, John, and best of luck for next year. In the end, real life takes priority. IMO, it's more important to enjoy every ride than to simply pile on the miles (unless you're in a mileage...
12-26-18, 02:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,530
Posted By jeffpoulin

"Do you own a folding bicycle, and if so what has...

"Do you own a folding bicycle, and if so what has been your experience with it?"
I'm pretty sure that was the OP's question, for which I gave an answer. Perhaps you can share your own experiences...
12-26-18, 01:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,530
Posted By jeffpoulin

I have a folding bike (Dahon) and used it to...

I have a folding bike (Dahon) and used it to commute to work for a few years. I didn't really like it, though. It's 10-15% slower than my other bikes, the telescoping stem flexes too much, and it's...
Replies: 37
Views: 4,990
Posted By jeffpoulin

Barely topped 1000 in November (1008). Won't make...

Barely topped 1000 in November (1008). Won't make it in December as I've only done 450 so far and the second half will be harder due to the colder weather + the holidays. This year has been my most...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By jeffpoulin

I bike commuted in Portland for 15 years and...

I bike commuted in Portland for 15 years and never felt the need for studded tires. Portland gets a "week of winter" with actual snow and ice on the ground. During those brief periods, I'd drive,...
Forum: Commuting
12-13-18, 09:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,454
Posted By jeffpoulin

I bought a set of Marathon Winter tires in 2009...

I bought a set of Marathon Winter tires in 2009 and still use them for 2-3 months/year. Never had a flat and the studs, although not as sharp as they once were, still work well on ice. They're not...
11-11-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,807
Posted By jeffpoulin

If you want to know what the fastest tire width...

If you want to know what the fastest tire width is, just look at what the pros use. In the Tour de France, it's 23 or 25mm (23mm used to be the standard, but 25mm is becoming more and more popular)....
11-11-18, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,953
Posted By jeffpoulin

bike24.com is my favorite online shop. Great...

bike24.com is my favorite online shop. Great website and they've never made a mistake on any of my orders (spanning hundreds of items). However, I live in Europe, so it's quick to pass through...
11-05-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,117
Posted By jeffpoulin

I've run 11-34 on a 5701 medium cage with a 105...

I've run 11-34 on a 5701 medium cage with a 105 triple chainset (30-39-50). I even tried 11-36, but had slight chain rubbing.

The new R7000 11sp derailleurs are rated up to 34t, so should do 36t...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By jeffpoulin

Stewart beat me to it, but yeah, it's a...

Stewart beat me to it, but yeah, it's a Bontrager. I have the BackRack Deluxe L on my old mountain bike. Great rack. The stays are meant to be cut once you have the right fit.
Replies: 37
Views: 4,990
Posted By jeffpoulin

1305 miles in October, 7th month over 1000 this...

1305 miles in October, 7th month over 1000 this year.
10-27-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 770
Posted By jeffpoulin

Jimmy Buffett is 71, so not a separate category...

Jimmy Buffett is 71, so not a separate category anymore. ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By jeffpoulin

Nobody answered your second question, but yes,...

Nobody answered your second question, but yes, you were off by a flat percentage: 2136/2124 - 1 which is half a percent no matter how fast you're going. On many bike computers that have wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-18, 02:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,813
Posted By jeffpoulin

If your route is mostly flat and doesn't have a...

If your route is mostly flat and doesn't have a lot of stoplights/stop signs, then the main difference is aerodynamics. If it's hilly or if you have to stop a lot, then it's weight, especially wheel...
09-07-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 550
Posted By jeffpoulin

I live in the French Alps and watch at least 1...

I live in the French Alps and watch at least 1 stage every year. Biking is still the best way to go. Find a parking spot a few km from the course and ride to where you want to go. The roads close...
09-06-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By jeffpoulin

I can't imagine how one could carve a Cambium by...

I can't imagine how one could carve a Cambium by hand without ruining it. Carving leather on a B17 is entirely different.
09-03-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 927
Posted By jeffpoulin

Maybe crosstraining? 6-8 years ago, I had...

Maybe crosstraining? 6-8 years ago, I had persistent tendinitis in my knee that just wouldn't go away. It lasted 3 years. I eventually backed off the cycling and switched to running and hiking for...
09-03-18, 11:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,125
Posted By jeffpoulin

If you want to build up to 30+ and you're not...

If you want to build up to 30+ and you're not sure if you can make it, then map out a 15-20 mile loop and do that twice. That gives you an out if you're not feeling comfortable halfway through. It...
09-02-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,868
Posted By jeffpoulin

I go to the LBS for things I need right away,...

I go to the LBS for things I need right away, like tubes, brake pads, or cables. Everything else, including new bikes, are ordered online. For me, it's not about the price. I shop online for (1)...
Forum: Touring
08-28-18, 01:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,838
Posted By jeffpoulin

I'd pass. For $600 you can get a new Windsor...

I'd pass. For $600 you can get a new Windsor Tourist from BD. I've never bought from BD, so I can't comment on their service, but those who have bought the Tourist have said good things about them.
08-27-18, 02:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,347
Posted By jeffpoulin

When large wildlife stands in the middle of the...

When large wildlife stands in the middle of the road and doesn't want to move. I just stop and enjoy the close up view. Eventually they always find somewhere else to go.

I could do without cattle...
08-27-18, 02:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,450
Posted By jeffpoulin

Being into bikes means you ride a lot. It doesn't...

Being into bikes means you ride a lot. It doesn't matter what you ride. It's like people who say they love driving. You don't need a BMW to make that claim.

One huge advantage to riding an old,...
08-27-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,479
Posted By jeffpoulin

Think progress, not perfection. 10 months sober...

Think progress, not perfection. 10 months sober is great progress!! Cutting down on cigs is also progress. If you're at a pack a day now, try cutting to 3/4 of a pack. Or try to break certain...
08-26-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,869
Posted By jeffpoulin

Ah thanks. Both cross the Willamette and have...

Ah thanks. Both cross the Willamette and have similar signage, so that's why it looked so familiar. If I'm ever in Oregon again, I should do a "Ferry tour". :)
08-25-18, 10:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,869
Posted By jeffpoulin

That ferry looks familiar. Is it the one between...

That ferry looks familiar. Is it the one between Wilsonville and Canby?
Replies: 29
Views: 2,347
Posted By jeffpoulin

Amanda beat Tommy... by a lot. For pure...

Amanda beat Tommy... by a lot. For pure endurance, it's hard to argue against the HAMR. Ride pretty fast for 10-15 hours/day, every day for a year. No rest days, no sick days, no bad weather days....
Replies: 37
Views: 4,990
Posted By jeffpoulin

I've been delinquent in posting to this thread....

I've been delinquent in posting to this thread. I've topped 1000km every month this year (including July so far), and 1000 miles the last 3 months in a row: 1075 for April, 1379 in May, and 1508 in...
Replies: 160
Views: 26,060
Posted By jeffpoulin

Awesome! Go Amanda! If you're reading these...

Awesome! Go Amanda! If you're reading these boards, or if John V can pass a message, know that you are an inspiration to a lot of people, even non-cyclists. I've mentioned you a few times to my...
05-21-18, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,156
Posted By jeffpoulin

The only time I tried to sell a bike on...

The only time I tried to sell a bike on craigslist, I got about a dozen "offers" ranging from 40% to 80% of my asking price. I thought I was asking a reasonable amount, so I put it up for sale on...
05-21-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,354
Posted By jeffpoulin

Left, because the chainring is on the right, and...

Left, because the chainring is on the right, and I don't like greasy chain "tattoos" on my calf.
Forum: Commuting
05-03-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,075
Posted By jeffpoulin

I was wondering why I needed to watch 23 minutes...

I was wondering why I needed to watch 23 minutes of video to see a wave, then I clicked play and thought, oh...
Forum: Touring
04-28-18, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By jeffpoulin

I haven't tried the 365s, but I have the Mondials...

I haven't tried the 365s, but I have the Mondials in 26x2.0. I love the Mondials and would feel comfortable taking them anywhere. No issues with traction except, of course, on snow or really wet mud...
Forum: Touring
03-26-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,297
Posted By jeffpoulin

The back wheel should be fine. Surly themselves...

The back wheel should be fine. Surly themselves state that the frame could take up to 2.75" tires (without fenders). The fork seems to be the limiting factor on the LHT.
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