Watch out! Cyclist coming through

LelandCuz

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Are you thinking tire width is the root of the knee pain because I am exerting more force to rolling and air-resistance and not due to me exerting the same force as always over a longer distance (which for this 50+ mile distance is about 5x more than my usual bike ride and 2x more than my usual "long" ride)?

That is what I am getting from your earlier comment: Paying for those 43mm tires.

For certain, when it comes to gear/sports (or gear/life), everything is a compromise....which is why I probably need to more slowly increase my distance, give my parts more time to get 'fit'.
I'm just saying that 50mi on a bike that runs 43mm tires is a lot of work for anyone who doesn't do a lot of endurance riding. 50mi on a race bike is noticeably less effort, like 40mi on a gravel or touring bike. You get the extra comfort on a bike like that but you pay for those extra watts with legs that feel more sore at the end.
 
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LelandCuz

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^The talk I'm hearing is that the women's field has a massive spectrum of talent with a lot of riders who have limited experience and very limited handling skill.
 

crustBrother

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so i've been talking with my uncle for the past year about buying this from him but last week he went ahead and *gave* it to me and said "think of me when you ride it"

so stoked! no way i could have paid him what it was worth and the gifting takes the bike's juju to the next level in my mind.

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its been sitting for 15 years so i started off with new tires, tubes, rim strips, and repacking hubs and bottom bracket

took for a spin around the block and good lord i can't believe i used to do 100 miles/day in the fucked-up-bent-over posture that these bikes force you into

new gooseneck, bars, and pedals ASAP!!!
 

LelandCuz

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I would love the opportunity to do a thorough tune up on a bike like that and then a 50ish mile ride. I was recently riding on one of Merckx's favorite training roads and thinking about what the gear was like that those guys were using and how it affected their speed.
 
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Does the thread title make anyone laugh more now than 2016 when it was written?

Watch out! Cyclist coming through

with the content, best thread title evah...!!! :roflmao:
 

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I don’t know if this pic belongs on the e-bike thread, this thread, the cos-play/furry thread, or maybe the Covid thread given this dude is wearing a mask outside on his Sunday morning ride of shame (or glory)
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