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cycling
18. März, 10:17 Uhr

Hey everyone, I am a Cycling Newbie and therefore have zero fitness, especially as I was very ill several years ago to the point it has literally taken me years to recover. Now I'm in remission, up until now my exercise has been walking. I now have a bike and even though I was at first very ill from the strain it put on my body, I've been building up my stamina and I *love* cycling. I never had a bike as a kid and the better I get at it, the more it feels like flying. One issue I'm having is (are?) hills. My area is very hilly so I'm very limited in where I can cycle. There is not a single hill I can cycle up. There is *one* where I can get about halfway up, another that is so steep that my legs physically do not have the pushing power to get up even part of the way, and I haven't even bothered with the third because it's steep *and* long. These are tiny baby hills, not mountains, I'm just a total wimp. So, with that in mind, **does anybody know of any strength exercises (other than squats) that do not require equipment that I can do indoors to help with getting up hills?** Squats are boring me to tears right now lmao so if there's anything else I could do that'd be great. **Also, please do not tell me to push through the hills -- due to the nature of my illness, if my body is under too much strain I will throw up and faint, not necessarily in that order,** (and no, it's not because of a lack of hydration or heat, I know my body) and I don't want to do that on a nice hard road where cars can happily run me over while unconscious. I've been gradually able to stay on the bike for longer but haven't pushed too hard on hills because I found this out very quickly the hard way. (Apologies if this is answered in the "READ FIRST" in the sidebar, I got a 404.) **ETA** -- Also wanted to ask, does anyone find they get really bad headaches if they miss a day of riding? I'm not sure if that's an Echospite's-illness thing or if it's a thing that's common. It's bizarre.

cycling
19. Juli, 13:05 Uhr

Sorry in advance for the wall of text. This is purely a thought experiment. Some time ago I stumbled over the quote: > _"Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades"_ - Eddy Merckx Upon reading this i immediately rode up a steep gradient, but later realized that this doesn't necessarily mean to _ride up grades_ specifically, just ride more, as _up grades_ might just be the necessary word play to make the quote more memorable. It seems plausible to me that _training_ achievements (compared to other riders) doesn't mean much as long as the equipment differs. This made me thinking about theoretical vs. practical training efficiency: _For those of us who want to get better themselves instead of just being better than others, does - and if yes - in what way does equipment quality make a difference?_ Some derived examples including my assumptions (lets say, all unmentioned variables like road quality, bike type (drop bar vs. straight, geometry) and other equipment are basically the same): 1. Rider A rides a good bike for 100km in 1 hour. Rider B rides a worse bike (say 50% efficiency of A's bike) for 100km in 2 hours. Can I assume that watts, calories burned, heart rate and training effect are roughly the same in both cases? Air resistance is obviously an issue here, but if that was accounted for? 1. Rider A rides a good bike for 100km in 5 hours. Rider B rides a worse bike (say 80% efficiency of A's bike) for 80km in 5 hours. Can I assume that watts, calories burned, heart rate and training effect are the same in both cases? 1. Or both have the same bike and both ride for an hour, but rider A rides a flat path while rider B rides at a slight incline and slightly slower (say, in a lower gear and the same cadence/power output as A). Again, I guess air resistance might be an absolute physical factor, but apart from that? Is riding up grades inherently better or worse than riding further or faster in flat terrain? 1. At the end, if rider A and rider B are identifal twins (clones); A trains on a good bike, B on a bad bike but both put the same effort in, and then race each other on the same bikes, would there be fundamental difference? Generally: if two clones ride vastly different quality bikes on different terrain, but both put the same effort in, what would the differences in training effect be? The things I can think of is _technique and mental skills_: there's an absolute difference if A is able to go 60km/h downhill on a good bike instead of B going 40km/h on a trash bike. B might not aquire the skills to ride at absolutely higher speeds which A has, so if both compare each other on the same good bikes, A might have slight advantage. Also if the "incline experiment" is repeated with a very steep incline and thus a huge speed difference, the skill set becomes different as riding uphill very slowly adds a _balancing_ overhead (say the road is otherwise perfectly even without obstancles, so no mental overhead from high speeds). And of course training options - with certain bikes you might not even be able to attempt certain styles of training (i.e. super high cadence or very steep inclines on a fixie). Note that this is a purely theoretical thought experiment, I'm not looking for a guide to min/max my training or something. One of the reasons the question came to my mind is that I'm riding a mid-range gravel bike with broader tyres and obviously have to put more effort to keep up with a friend riding a better, lighter bike with more gears and narrower tyres on the same tour. But if we put the in same effort and then both competed on a cross bike ... ?

cycling
04. März, 20:31 Uhr

I usually bike outside and own a CAAD9 and have all the gear for biking outside but am now looking to get some indoor biking equipment which I can connect to zwift. I am looking at the kinetic road machine as an option. I would like to hear opinions from people who already own it or have similar indoor biking equipment. My questions are specifically under the following Does kinetic road machine connect to zwift? How has your experience been with it so far? Is it really as quiet as the advertisement shows? Is there a better alternative out there for indoor biking equipment as compared to kinetic road machine under a similar price range? Would getting it second hand be fine? What are some of the things I should look out for if I do plan to get it second hand

cycling
27. Mai, 17:56 Uhr

My mom is in her mid 50's, overweight at probably 250-260 pounds. When she was younger she used to enjoy cycling. Now she doesn't want to get on a bike in public. She had a stationary bike that she used faithfully until it recently gave up the ghost. She would just watch TV shows while she rode, but I'd like to level it up for her new set up. I'd love to set her up with either a standing piece of equipment or bike+trainer+app situation so she can have some fun! We want more than just following a video on youtube, but also don't want everyone up in her data. Herein lies the problem: My mother is extremely social media phobic and an extremely private person. She doesn't twitter, facebook, instagram, etc. She doesn't want friends or followers, she just wants to be left alone. She absolutely does not want to share her weight, progress, training regime, with other users. She wants to ride in complete privacy and is NOT competitive at all. Are there spin bikes or apps where you can be anonymous? Can you ride alone and privately in Zwift? Or Peleton? What would you specifically recommend given these parameters? Assume money isn't an object. Any advice is really, truly appreciated! Thank you. I've been trying to do research but there's so much information out there, it's overwhelming.

cycling
05. Mai, 02:21 Uhr

Just got back into Cycling. Before that I had a midrange mtb for 6 years. I abused the hell out of it, dropped flights and stairs and dropped it. Did little to no maintenance on it and it stood up fine until it got stolen one day. The worse that happened were a couple of flat tubes and chain drops. I bought a carbon bike recently and chanced upon this pro rider’s steering tube just collapsing in the middle of a race. Luckily he got away with only minor injuries. I can imagine it going very very wrong in the middle of a busy road. Anyone’s got equipment failure stories to share so that we can perhaps learn from it and be more aware of the symptoms and prevention?

cycling
13. April, 18:29 Uhr

Hi there I've been cycling regularly for the past ~2 years but haven't made any serious investments in equipment. I have an old REI Novara commuter bike. I'm curious what's recommended for getting proper equipment as I want to become a more serious biker. Would love your thoughts!

cycling
14. November, 18:49 Uhr

I bought a simple mountain bike 10 years ago and after 2 or 3 rides never rode it. I am thinking of taking up cycling again, only if its not too expensive or difficult to fix that old cycle. Can anyone suggest A) what things I need to check and tune up and B) How do I calculate the cost including the equipment needed? Please note that I am in Bangladesh. A lot of equipment would not be available here. So the simpler and the more DIY the solution the better. I also am out of home for 14.5 hrs every workday so I only get very little time during the weekend to fix the bike.

cycling
18. Februar, 04:48 Uhr

Hello guys! I’m trying to buy following equipments and I’m new to cycling so.. i’d greatly appreciate if anyone could help me out!! I am buying 1. Clip-less pedal: i heard buying mtb shoes good since it is easier to take it off and I could walk properly. So any mtb pedal within $40 would be great! 2. Water-bottle 3. Spare tube 4. Helmet 5. Goggles 6. Patch kits 7. Lubricant 8. Tire pressure gauage 9. Ture lever 10. Any extra equipments you guys think it is very good to have.

cycling
14. September, 19:48 Uhr

Looking to add a power meter to my bike. Working form home and having a new born at home have made my windows to ride a whole lot less, so looking to try to maximize my riding/workouts. My current bike, a Kona Rove ST 2017 https://www.konaworld.com/archive/2017/rove_st.cfm My crank is a SRAM S350 and I have swapped to a 44t chainring. I believe my current crank arms are 172.5, will have to take the pedals off and measure to be 100% sure. I have owned this bike since the day it came out, many miles on this whip. Looking at adding a left crank arm power meter. Pedals are not an option as I run Time ATAC and I just love them too much to switch to Garmin pedals or the like. Left Crank Arm. Was looking at a 4iiii option, but I don’t believe 4iiii can install a meter on my crank. Their FAQ talks about Apex not being compatible due to the back being concave, and I don’t have a smooth back on my S350 crank arm. Stages is also an option, but again, if 4iiii can not install, I doubt stages could, and Stages is currently not doing installs. So what’s the cheapest way to get a power meter like the Stages or 4iiii on my bike? Can I get a proper length left SRAM force crank arm and have a mis matched crank arm set, not even sure of that would work. If I switched to Shimano, and bought a RideReady Shimano arm, which crankset would be the cheapest replacement so I could get rolling, even an option that would let me utilize my currency 110BCD 44t chain ring.

cycling
18. August, 20:57 Uhr

A vlogger I watch is always going into cafes / bars, into government buildings for permits and other travel documents etc but he never shows or says where the keeps his bike... His bike is a full rig with panniers, front and rear bags will all his camping gear etc. I'm guessing he just locks it to something close by but I'd still feel incredibly uneasy leaving what is essentially everything I own tied to a fence out of sight. And what about the panniers? He never seems to have them with him in the vlogs. p.s he's cycling around europe.

cycling
16. August, 03:59 Uhr

I'm hoping the community could give me some suggestions to convert my mountain bike for indoor use. I'm just looking to use the bike indoors since I own the bike already, its easy for me for work purposes (30-45 minute exercise during lunch and shower type of thing), and something to get me away from the computer as I work 8-12 hours a day. ​ I believe the bike has 28" tires, 250-300 lbs range, would like something app connected or data driven with my iPhone health app and apple watch (the goal is to get back down to 200-220 lbs), Not looking for a huge expense but I'm willing to invest money if its a solid product/device.

cycling
03. August, 16:56 Uhr

Hello r/cycling! I have a question for you. What equipment do you use for cycling outside of your bike? I am specifically thinking clothing, bags, water containers, gps/lights etc. Specifically for clothing, I have seen bike shorts from $15 to $260. Is it worth spending that much for them?

cycling
18. Juni, 15:16 Uhr

Hello! For most of my short life I've been a fairly active and athletic person. I workout regularly, I practiced a variety of Mixed Martial Arts (Mostly bjj/ must thai), and with COVID19 I've decided to seriously get into cycling. I'll be picking up my bike this Saturday. I got a hold of nice entry level Hybrid in my area. So I was wondering if there's anything I might need aside from: - Helmet - Bike Lock - Shoes? Coming from the MMA world I understand the importance of having decent gear, bug I also understand that the gear does not make you better. Only practicing does. TL;DR: Please help me not get sold on random stuff when I pick up my bike =D

cycling
07. Juni, 19:16 Uhr

So I’ve just upgraded my bike and have nothing now. What equipment / nutrition do I need to help build up to a 50 miler? Thanks

cycling
27. Mai, 17:44 Uhr

Just bought a (non-electric) hybrid for city cycling with some UK countryside adventures soon to follow. I've got as far as: - Helmet - Lights - Mudguard - Lock I'd really appreciate some recommendations for a helmet and lock :) Thanks!

cycling
20. Februar, 08:11 Uhr

Hi all, I recently started cycling to school on a flat bar road bike but I haven't had the opportunity to ride the latter half of this week because of weather considerations. Including mudguards, spray jacket, waterproof backpack, etc what equipment should I get for riding in the wet, any suggestions in particular?

cycling
19. September, 12:24 Uhr

Hi all, I have an Elliptigo sub bike which I’m trying to figure out how to economically convert to an indoor set up for winter use. The recommended fluid 365 trainer is $500 which seems a bit steep to me. Are there any more affordable trainer options out there that would work with the 20” wheels? Any tips are welcome.. Thanks in advance!

cycling
31. Juli, 00:35 Uhr

I ride an extremely weird bike. It's a hybrid with flat bars, but I added bar-end drops inside of the grips /brakes/shifters to sorta turn it into a gravel bike. I take it on easy trails pretty frequently in addition to my road rides. It also has a few custom designed 3D printed parts on it. I am friends with a few guys who have nice carbon road bikes and who wear proper cycling kit when they're out. I haven't gone for a ride with them yet, but I'm thinking about it. I was also looking into riding with a few cycling clubs in my area and some group rides my LBS does. I saw a post on this sub about going for group rides. The author mentioned that if you weren't using proper cyclist kit you just shouldn't go. While this makes sense (you gotta be able to keep up!) I feel like it might devalue the riders like me a little bit. In my opinion, considering my wacky setup, I'm still just as much of a "proper cyclist" as somebody who's spent more on their bike than they did on their car. As cyclists, we are the people who love to be out on two wheels, traveling whatever distance under our own power. Regardless of our distance or speed records, I think we all deserve to call ourselves cyclists, or roadies, or whatever. Some of use don't have the money for a super nice bicycle. Some of us, like myself, prefer a bicycle that can do a little bit of anything, like my weird machine. I know most people on this sub don't have this mentality, but I know there definitely are some folks out there who are definitely sitting up there on their high horse, or a high bicycle rather. Thank you guys for providing so much advice to everyone who asks! It has been awesome so far to both get questions answered, but also to be able to provide my own advice to people who need it. I love this subreddit and I plan to be an active member for as long as I'm active on Reddit. Y'all are awesome!

cycling
19. Juni, 13:22 Uhr

OK trying to understand what clipin pedals and shoes I need for the wife. These are the new shoes she has and uses at her gym [Pic1](https://i.imgur.com/cnvTB1r.jpg). Doing some basic search I belive these are BV clips, am I right? For her bike I want to surprise her and get pedals that the shoes can clip in. However doing an Amazon search gets me countless brands and types of clipin pedals. My question is: are all clipin pedals universal? Or do I need to find specific make/model for those clips?

cycling
16. Juli, 00:10 Uhr

Hey there everyone! I'm a reformed frankenmechanic, accepting the warm embrace of a road bike. I quite enjoy my bike ('18 Fuji Sportif 2.5) and I can take good care of it, but my clothing is a different story. Mind you, I'm not doing anything crazy here—my "computer" just tells me mileage and time elapsed, I still have strap pedals, etc. I hate having sweat-drenched clothes (standard cotton tshirts and stuff) and don't want to do a load of laundry with just one outfit, and I've read and heard that a kit can be easily cleaned. Problem is, I don't want to spend $100 on each article. I'm thinking about maybe only getting a pair of bib shorts, and buying a fresh pack of white cotton tees for my top, since the biggest issue is the *saddle region*, that way I can wash that as I wash myself and just have a stack of t-shirts, since those won't get nearly as gross as underwear and pants/shorts. How much should I be expecting to spend? I'd really like to keep it as low as I can, because I'm nowhere near interested in being a sport cycling, just a "stay-not-terribly-out-of-shape" cyclist and have a history of not keeping to my hobbies. Anyone able to help with a manufacturer or website? Thanks! Edit: I ask because I'd prefer an in-person purchase so I can get a correct fit (and also support a nearby "local" store), but the Race Pace near me didn't have anything for less than $70 an item. If I can get sub-$50 I think I'll be more willing to move my way towards dedication.

cycling
12. April, 20:10 Uhr

Good day, we are international business students, and we are doing our final project on "magnetic induction bike lights", and besides the survey ([Link](https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd1pAicBT9YaPYyQya25ACOJ_QanZIQIh7VmWiTFfKNJBERFA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1)) we would like to know your opinion on these lights. ​ Our light is similar to those that Reelight sells (like the reelight sl120, CIO), but we add a port to make the lights interchangeable, so ya can exchange the light when it dies or to experiment a little with other lights. ​ Thanks! ​ English is not my first language sorry :(

cycling
08. Februar, 05:53 Uhr

Your input is preferred; however, references to threads related to this question are sufficient. Please and thank you! Also: I’m looking to get into cycling mostly for fitness, weight loss and leisure, but the prospect of competing is always on the table.

cycling
07. Februar, 16:22 Uhr

Hello there. I work in industrial company and I don't have one work place so I have to carry my gear with me. I have to carry work helmet and shoes, in general gear is about 8kg (backpack with meals and drinks included). I know that there are a lot of different baskets but I'd like to ask you which ones would help me commuting best. This stuff takes a lot of space. Mostly I ride bike paths on road bike. Which basket is the most convenient for heavy stuff? How does it influence steering and balance? Any other tips appreciated