Bicycle Thread Deux

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by a.tramp, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. a.tramp

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    I use cadence and hrm when using my wahoo Zickr trainer on Zwift and Rouvy and have no issues. Have never used the wahoo app.
     
  2. cutig

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    Looks like it’s the app.
     
  3. Jt272929

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    So just got the Apple watch series 3 with LTE, does Strava work well with it?
     
  4. Jorts

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    Yes
     
  5. Daniel Ocean

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    Yes
     
  6. Lifeiskilingme79

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    First ride of 2018. 41 degrees out and snow is still covering the sidewalks. 8.3 miles later and I can't feel my toes.
     
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  7. Jt272929

    Jt272929 TMB only ISU Fan.

    Best Trunk Mount Bike rack? Usually only 1 bike, maybe 2. Want to be able to put on the back of my Hyundai Azera and wife's Hyundai Santa Fe.
     
  8. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Any suggestions on energy gels? I'm thinking about grabbing a pack from Amazon.
     
  9. a.tramp

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    I prefer these to gels. Have never like the consistency of gels. These come 6 to a pack so you can eat a couple or all at a time.

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  10. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Ok, guys, remind me before the fall to get better full length bibs. Mine are ok until around mile 20 and then it gets bad.

    Also, I think peanut butter toast might be my favorite on bike snack
     
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  11. Lifeiskilingme79

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    a.tramp no clue how I keep getting flats. The only thing I can think of this time is that I was ridding standing up on the drop bars so I might have been on a sides a bit too much.

    No idea.

    I just bought Continental GatorSkins so hopefully that helps.
     
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  12. ohbluefan

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    I’m training for a sprint tri in August and I’m currently banging out miles on my mtn bike just to get used to cycling again. I know I’m going to have to purchase a road bike in the next few weeks but I’m wondering if I should get an entry level bike from a site like bikedirect.com or if I should just buy a cheap $200 road bike from Walmart? $300 is my limit right now because I’m not sure if I want to cycle for the long haul or just thru this summer and my sprint tri.
     
  13. timo

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    realize this is a couple of weeks old, but still:

    careful with those particular tires in the wet.
     
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  14. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I'm a sissy so I don't ride in the rain.
     
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  15. Lifeiskilingme79

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    How do you guys monitor your cadence?

    I have no idea what my avg is but I'm guessing it's way lower than it should be.
     
  16. Daniel Ocean

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    Cadence monitor
     
  17. Lifeiskilingme79

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    Via a cycling computer or cell phone/Strava?
     
  18. cutig

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    Bluetooth sensor that connects to Strava
     
  19. Daniel Ocean

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    Cycling “computer” you can get some that will connect to your phone s d Strava
     
  20. colonelrascals

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    My EPS broke this weekend leaving me in 36-28. It was awful
     
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  21. a.tramp

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    Cadence workout bruh!!!
     
  22. ohbluefan

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    So I posted earlier about needing a decent road bike for a sprint tri, stumbled across a Lotus road bike at a yard sale. Dude sold it to me for $80 and it seems to be in great shape for a 30 year old bike. I think it may do for what I’m needing.
     
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  23. ohbluefan

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    Anyone have any complaints about bikes from bikesdirect.com? Finished up my sprint tri last week and I’m going to have to upgrade if I want to keep doing this. Thinking about getting a motobecane for around $500 (alum frame, carbon fiber forks, the paddle shifters by the brakes).
     
  24. Name P. Redacted

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    what was your distances/time?
     
  25. ohbluefan

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    400m swim 8:12
    12 mike bike 41:00
    5k 34:00



    My 5k was terrible because my garage sale road bike wouldn’t downshift and I burnt my legs out going up a hill. My hammy cramped up during the last mile of the 5k and I’m blaming the bike.
     
  26. SenatorClayDavis

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    I want to try a sprint triathlon, but I've never done road cycling before, don't own a bike, don't know the first thing about it.
    Anybody have recs on beginner bikes? Training resources?
     
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  27. ohbluefan

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    They say to use any bike you want for your first sprint tri, the goal is just to complete it.

    I used a garage sale Lotus from 1989.
     
  28. Name P. Redacted

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    Seconded. You're only biking like 9 miles typically so any serviceable bike should do. Personally I used a Specialized Sirrus Elite.

    I followed this program to train for a sprint tri a few years ago. I would recommend buying a chest heart rate monitor, some swim jammers and goggles, and follow the heart rate zones listed in the program. The swimming portion is probably the hardest segment of the tri.
     
  29. colonelrascals

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    buy a specalized allez sprint or pro
     
  30. ohbluefan

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  31. nofatchildren

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  32. ohbluefan

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    I’m mostly looking for a light road bike, with the brake gear shift thingy’s....something I can go fast on. But yeah I agree, I can clip-on aero bars on anything.
     
  33. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I just kopp'd a pair of dhb fleece bibs. Hopefully they are pretty good.

    Highs are on the 50s and I only have 100 miles this year. Time to crank it up before the snow starts.
     
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  34. Tiger Tiger Woods Y'all

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    Is there a seperate thread for Peloton bikes? Are they looked down upon by the biking community? Its hot as shit down here 8 months out of the year and as I get older I'm less interested in riding in the heat. I used to ride 50-70 miles a week and now I'm lucky to get out there at all.
     
  35. a.tramp

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    There is a separate thread and several of us bike and Peloton

    https://www.the-mainboard.com/index.php?threads/peloton-bikes.169424/
     
  36. Lifeiskilingme79

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    I woke up and decided to go for a bike ride. Didn't eat anything except 2 piece of toast. Got 8 miles of inclines done and wanted to lay down and die.

    Oh well, at least I now have more miles than I woke up with
     
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  37. Reggie Washington

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    Friend of a friend has a used Cannondale SuperSix EVO for sale. Maybe 2-3 years old and in really good shape. Said he'd sell it to my for $1,250. Good deal?
     
  38. timo

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    depends on the wheels and the groupset. If it's ultegra or DA with good wheels, yes.

    If it's 105 - 5700 you can probably beat him down off of that price.
     
  39. Reggie Washington

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    Thank you sir.
     
  40. Reggie Washington

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    Ultegra components. Tread is decent. Seems like a pretty nice bike. I’m gonna ride it tomorrow.
     
  41. White Tajh Boyd

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    Anyone have a good recommendation for inexpensive commuter bike? 3-4 miles one way, not completely flat terrain but nothing crazy. Looking for something comfortable and not more than a couple hundred dollars.

    Haven't been in there yet but looks like the local shop's two cheapest options are:

    Performance Americano Coaster 3-speed for $190
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    Fuji Sagres City Bike for $230

    I have no idea what I'm doing. What should I be looking for?
     
  42. a.tramp

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    At that price point the 2 most important things are going to be getting the right size frame and the proper fit.
     
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  43. White Tajh Boyd

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    Thanks, so I should definitely go in and talk to them. Does 3-speed vs 7-speed matter for a commute like this?
     
  44. a.tramp

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    Being that it is not flat the extra gearing would probably be nice to have.
     
  45. MA

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    Got the bike outside for the first time since I moved to Denver. It's a much more pleasant experience than Tuscaloosa. It's a four-block ride for me to like 100 miles of paved trails. All four of those blocks have bike lanes and two of them are concrete divided. To say nothing of the lack of humidity.

    Was a lot faster than I thought I'd be given the altitude and how long I've been out of the saddle. Still a ways to go till I'm accompanying a.tramp on his CO mountain rides.

    One bummer is that somewhere along the way of moving out here I lost my saddle bag, so I've got to replace it and the various tire repair stuff that was in it.
     
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  46. a.tramp

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    Nice man. I am a good 6 months of training away from mountain rides as well. I have been stuck in an adulting rut for about 1 year...
     
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  47. nofatchildren

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    I'm doing the Prudential RideLondon this year right at the beginning of August. I've been off the bike for quite awhile and have just been lifting alot (although I did the Tour De Zwift in January). As soon as it stops raining here I'm gonna need to be riding again pretty much daily I think.
     
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  48. Name P. Redacted

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    There is a Strava group in my area that organizes weekly rides that I’m gonna try to attend. Some are 100 miles tho, fuck that. Gonna stick to the 26 milers
     
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  49. nofatchildren

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    I finally got a pair of the Giro flyknit cycling shoes (Empire E70), and took them out on their maiden voyage today. I'd been hoping somebody would make flyknit cycling shoes for awhile, and Giro did it at a super reasonable price too. Fizik has some now as well, but I've heard the Giro ones are better (and the Giro ones are almost all flyknit upper, whereas the Fiziks only have it in certain sections).

    As usual with Giro shoes, they were way too narrow for my feet when they arrived, but luckily that doesn't matter since flyknit is so moldable. I put a shoe stretcher in them both and got them where I wanted them after a couple of days.

    Anyway, they are pretty damn awesome. Cycling shoes are always tough to get the fit right on (especially for me), but I'm pretty convinced most everyone could get these to fit them like a glove after some breaking in. They are by far the most breathable cycling shoes I've ever had too (and I've had a zillion). In fact, they are so breathable it was actually probably even a little too cold for them today (60's) with just the thin socks I had on.

    Highly recommend.
     
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