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Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-14-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3,775
Views: 173,736
Posted By flats
I have a small dent in the top tube of my steel...

I have a small dent in the top tube of my steel winter bike. It has been there for years with no issues, over some pretty rough roads. My vote is for not replacing.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 03-10-15, 09:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,608
Posted By flats
Lack of 1km fliers in world tour racing

Maybe this should be in the professional forum, but I think it is an interesting discussion for amateur racing too.

Why don't we see more 1km or even 1 mile fliers on flattish stages of world tour...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-17-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,067
Posted By flats
You can also get good results in a few large cat5...

You can also get good results in a few large cat5 races and then email your region's upgrade person and request an early upgrade. Worked for me going 5 to 4 and going 4 to 3.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 11-26-14, 10:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,689
Posted By flats
Huge bump, with an update and a new question. ...

Huge bump, with an update and a new question.

I started this spring (2014) as a 5 with a handful of races under my belt, upgraded to 4 and quickly moved through that category with two wins and a...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-26-14, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By flats
Riding Rollers on an Incline

Does propping up the front end of a set of rollers have the same effect as increasing the elevation on a treadmill, i.e hill-climbing simulation?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-14, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By flats
Sram Force 10spd rear derailleur. Specs say it...

Sram Force 10spd rear derailleur. Specs say it will take a 28 tooth cog.

What I'm confused about is if I use big-big +1 on the 28 tooth cog, won't the chain be too loose for the 11-23t cluster?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-17-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 830
Posted By flats
Changing Cassette Size Without Chaning Chain

I'm about to put a new chain on my road bike. I have 50/34 chainrings and an 11-23 cassette. I like the 11-23 for racing but I'm planning to do some very steep climbing (sustained grades over 20%)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-04-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By flats
Sram Force Drivetrain Help

I'm building up a bike with 2013 Sram Force 10 speed, with a compact crankset and 11-23 cassette.
It's my first time doing a build. If I'm in the big ring, the chain tension seems right, and I can...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-18-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,038
Posted By flats
If people who are new to pack riding really are a...

If people who are new to pack riding really are a hazard to everyone on the road, why is it better to endanger the folks on competitive group rides than folks in a race?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-18-13, 02:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,038
Posted By flats
For what it's worth, I had no group riding...

For what it's worth, I had no group riding experience before my first race, a crit. I had read so many "first race" threads on here that I was sure I was going to cause a major crash just as I was...
Forum: Road Cycling 05-16-13, 04:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By flats
Help me find a seatpost

Must be:

27.2x350
all black (or tiny white decals)
25mm setback
under 250g
under $100
alloy
Forum: Road Cycling 02-19-13, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By flats
More seatpost setback or longer stem?

If I need up to two centimeters more length to my bike, is it better to keep the stem and get a seatpost with more setback or to keep the seatpost and get a longer stem? I don't want to change the...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-18-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,114
Posted By flats
Rim width for 25mm tires (and other wheel questions)

I'm trying to decide on a set of wheels and I'm looking at various 30mm deep rims. This will be a do-it-all wheelset: training, road racing, centuries, and double centuries. I want to stay in the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By flats
Thanks for the replies. I just tightened down the...

Thanks for the replies. I just tightened down the crank arm bolts-- they were a touch loose, and now everything is in good order
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-14-13, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 482
Posted By flats
New crankset: now chain "wobbles"

I just installed a 108mm bottom bracket and a 50/34 compact crankset. Now the chain wobbles-- not sure how else to describe it-- so that each revolution the chain is alternately where it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling 02-11-13, 08:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,988
Posted By flats
bump, I'm interested too.

bump, I'm interested too.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-04-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By flats
Bottom Bracket for Nashbar CR2 compact crankset

I know I need an ISIS drive BB, but can it be any old ISIS with the right spindle length, or do I need a Nashbar BB to be compatible with the Nashbar crank?
Forum: Road Cycling 01-25-13, 07:23 AM
Replies: 15,806
Views: 2,521,564
Posted By flats
What bars are those?

What bars are those?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-24-13, 06:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,689
Posted By flats
Differences in training between cat 5 ,4 and 3

For those of you who are Cat 3s and above, I'm curious what your training looked like as a cat 5 (and for how many seasons you raced there), what your training looked like as a cat 4 (and for how...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-11-13, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By flats
Advice needed: Fork, stem, seatpost, and bars for $500

I'm building up a Dean road frame, and I'm looking for a front fork, stem, seatpost, and bars.

I want to spend about $500 for all four pieces together. Quality parts that are lightweight is my...
Forum: Northeast 01-04-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By flats
A late reply, but here it is: No racks on...

A late reply, but here it is:

No racks on the Downeaster I took. I didn't have to take off my panniers-- I just put the bike in a car and strapped it in with the straps for wheelchairs. Worked...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-09-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,375
Posted By flats
"Play" in frame sizing

Let's say I currently ride a 56 cm frame. If I find a killer deal on a 54, couldn't I buy it and then make up the frame size difference with changes in stem length and seat post height and/or...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-29-12, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25,651
Views: 14,407,705
Posted By flats
I don't post much but this photo brought me out...

I don't post much but this photo brought me out of my lurking depths. The most beautiful bike I've ever seen. Anywhere. Well done.
Forum: Road Cycling 08-01-09, 11:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,732
Posted By flats
How has this thread made it as far as it has...

How has this thread made it as far as it has without a discussion of training?

A lot of people think a 20 or 30 mile ride is hard training. So to the OP: raw eggs and winning mentalities aside,...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 07-19-09, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 326
Posted By flats
Thanks for the replies. 36-17 would be ideal for...

Thanks for the replies. 36-17 would be ideal for me, but that would involve switching both the ring and the cog.

If I were to buy a 36T ring and 17T cog, do I just swap them out? Or do I need a...
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