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Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-12, 06:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,252
Posted By The Smokester
If possible, try relaxing your upper body and...

If possible, try relaxing your upper body and arms. Have an easy grip on the bars. Put your center (of gravity) directly over the axle of the cranks. Act like you are going to stand up yet without...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,313
Posted By The Smokester
There is not much specific information from the...

There is not much specific information from the OP to go on. However, assuming a conventional build, it could be that:
Spokes were tensioned too loosely.
Spokes were over-tensioned by a lot....
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-12, 06:42 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,147
Posted By The Smokester
I am in no way offended.:cry: However, assuming...

I am in no way offended.:cry: However, assuming some typical values characterizing the various power sinks of bicycling (bearing and tire friction, aerodynamic loss and gravity), and plotting the...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-12, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By The Smokester
Have you tried scrubbing your rims with a Scrubby...

Have you tried scrubbing your rims with a Scrubby and Simple Green?
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,147
Posted By The Smokester
Aerodynamic drag force is proportional to v^2 so...

Aerodynamic drag force is proportional to v^2 so that is parabolic. Aerodynamic power loss (wattage) is proportional to v^3. There is nowhere that either of these trends can be labeled linear. But at...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,147
Posted By The Smokester
That was my experience. I'm now on my second...

That was my experience. I'm now on my second carbon fiber bike. The first one just burst into flames. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 814
Posted By The Smokester
Much of the noise probably comes from the straps...

Much of the noise probably comes from the straps near your ears. Is there are way for you to adjust them to be a bit more out of the way?
Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-12, 07:38 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 4,221
Posted By The Smokester
Let's take a poll: Those who want to go up...

Let's take a poll:

Those who want to go up and down faster say "aye".
Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-11, 07:00 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 8,635
Posted By The Smokester
Next question: Anyone ever seen an actual...

Next question:

Anyone ever seen an actual recumbent paceline? :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling 10-27-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,613
Posted By The Smokester
Stans Alpha 340 rims, Chris King R45 hubs, 20/24...

Stans Alpha 340 rims, Chris King R45 hubs, 20/24 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, Alloy nipples. Should come in 1200+ grams. About $950.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-24-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By The Smokester
Is the hanger properly aligned? Middle sprocket...

Is the hanger properly aligned? Middle sprocket (#5 on a 10 spd) and the two idler pulleys on the derailleur should all line up.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-19-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,767
Posted By The Smokester
All top groups from Campy, SRAM and Shimano are...

All top groups from Campy, SRAM and Shimano are superb. I have Dura Ace except for an FSA Force Light crank. I think the high point for DA is the brakes. As for Campy, they have a feature where you...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,977
Posted By The Smokester
I just built a pair of these up. Chris King R45...

I just built a pair of these up. Chris King R45 hubs, Stan's A340's, 20/24 with DT Swiss aerolite spokes with allow spokes, front radial, rear 3x. Came in at just over 1200 g. Another friend go a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-05-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 289
Posted By The Smokester
I know the Rolf wheel will have its advocates,...

I know the Rolf wheel will have its advocates, but I will not be one of them. I feel that the paired spoke design, while aesthetically attractive,, unnecessarily concentrates stress in a...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-03-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,914
Posted By The Smokester
I'm sure everyone will be relieved to know that...

I'm sure everyone will be relieved to know that prathman's aluminum bicycle did not asplode at 111 kmiles as previously scheduled. Nevertheless, all concerned continue to keep a close eye out and a...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-30-11, 04:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,914
Posted By The Smokester
Maybe not fatique life, but I heard these old...

Maybe not fatique life, but I heard these old Cannondales asplode right at 111 kmiles. :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,306
Posted By The Smokester
The lister says "...New: A brand-new, unused,...

The lister says "...New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item..." Seems like what was received was scratched and certainly not in "brand-new" condition.

New is "NEW". Something from the...
Forum: Touring 09-19-11, 07:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,055
Posted By The Smokester
I had to zoom out a long way before I got a good...

I had to zoom out a long way before I got a good look at where this happened. Pretty remote.

BTW, Did your Candy's machine themselve off their spindle? The inexpensive Candy's are known for doing...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-14-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,398
Posted By The Smokester
My Cervelo R3 would come stock with Fulcrum...

My Cervelo R3 would come stock with Fulcrum Racing 7's. Never even took delivery of them. Got hand built weight weenie wheels before even riding the thing.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-12-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 393
Posted By The Smokester
It would help if you gave us the gearing of your...

It would help if you gave us the gearing of your previous bike.
Forum: Touring 09-12-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,235
Posted By The Smokester
Congratulations. It is a great bike and you will...

Congratulations. It is a great bike and you will love it.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-12-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,420
Posted By The Smokester
Why is this so hard to understand?

Why is this so hard to understand?
Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 505
Posted By The Smokester
IRD makes a variety of unusual 10 sp cassettes. ...

IRD makes a variety of unusual 10 sp cassettes.

Here is a link: http://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html

I like the 12-30.

The are not as smooth shifting as real Shimano, though.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-11, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,522
Posted By The Smokester
You might think that 25's would get about 9% more...

You might think that 25's would get about 9% more punctures.from debris wouldn't you? That's about the increase in contact area.
Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,404
Posted By The Smokester
I am sitting at a stop sign waiting to turn left...

I am sitting at a stop sign waiting to turn left when an SUV comes right at me from the right. I manage to unclip and jump aside and stand fuming at the curb.

I am livid. A direct and deliberate...
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