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Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-26-16, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Doc V
Dave Moulton has a good frame sizing chart, but...

Dave Moulton has a good frame sizing chart, but be sure to follow his directions on how to use the measurements in the order he dictates. It can be found here...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-26-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By Doc V
Changing position over time is normal whether it...

Changing position over time is normal whether it be due to injury, age or flexibility. If you are sliding forward it could be that your flexibility has changed and your reach is too far or that your...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-25-16, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Doc V
It looks like your saddle may be a bit too far...

It looks like your saddle may be a bit too far forward since your knee is significantly in front of the pedal axle. KOPS is a starting point but your's looks like it may be too far forward. I also...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 412
Posted By Doc V
If you use Simple Green use the purple HD Pro as...

If you use Simple Green use the purple HD Pro as it is safe for extended contact with metals and was designed for the aircraft industry. You can drive off water using the methods others have...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 07-14-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By Doc V
Most likely it is due to the increased climbing...

Most likely it is due to the increased climbing and/or weakness in your VMO muscle (Vastus Medialis Oblique), which is located just medial to the upper kneecap. The VMO is used extensively when...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 656
Posted By Doc V
Triflow seems too thin and White Light Wet Ride...

Triflow seems too thin and White Light Wet Ride may work. I have used Finish Line Wet in the past and WL Wet Ride seems equivalent. As long as WL Wet Ride is not a wax based lube it may work. Others...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-03-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 409
Posted By Doc V
Are you sure the front derailleur cable end is...

Are you sure the front derailleur cable end is not contacting the crank arm or your shoe when pedaling? It is on the right side and I have seen this cause a tick either by contacting the crankarm or...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-28-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,901
Posted By Doc V
I agree that is a good speed for having only been...

I agree that is a good speed for having only been riding for 5 months. At 22 if you keep up with it you should easily get faster.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 04-25-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By Doc V
First off, do not use your saddle fore-aft to...

First off, do not use your saddle fore-aft to control for reach to your bars. This should be set to optimize for where you want your center of gravity in relation to the bottom bracket, neutral...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-19-16, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Doc V
My REI had the 13.5mm bolts.

My REI had the 13.5mm bolts.
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 04-19-16, 12:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Doc V
Your saddle may be set aft a bit too far since...

Your saddle may be set aft a bit too far since you can hold yourself up without your arms for an extended period of time. This means your center of gravity may be too far back. Your arms also look...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-17-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By Doc V
I highly recommend checking out Steve Hogg's...

I highly recommend checking out Steve Hogg's article on insoles and cleats...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 04-15-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By Doc V
My left foot only about 10-15 degrees from...

My left foot only about 10-15 degrees from straight and my right more like 15-20%. I started out with both cleats pointing forward and then moved the left to slightly toe-in, which allows for...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-13-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 586
Posted By Doc V
If they did not adjust your derailleur after...

If they did not adjust your derailleur after straightening your hanger, then your shifting is off due to indexing problems. Adjusting the rear shifting should fix your problems. If not, then move on...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 04-12-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By Doc V
Hi tarwheel - if you wear orthotics in your...

Hi tarwheel - if you wear orthotics in your regular shoes you should at least use arch support in your cycling shoes. Steve Hogg has a good article on picking an appropriate insole...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-30-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 994
Posted By Doc V
coachcommute - I am severely toed out when...

coachcommute - I am severely toed out when standing or dangling my feet while sitting on a desk so I originally mimicked this with my cleats. This resulted in my heels hitting the crank arms and at...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-09-16, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By Doc V
Manivoss - I hear you. I am 43, married and have...

Manivoss - I hear you. I am 43, married and have two kids (12 and 15). I did not get back into cycling until 2 years ago after a 13 year hiatus from most exercise. My mindset was how can I get the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-22-16, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Doc V
I like to pull the hub cartridge bearing seals...

I like to pull the hub cartridge bearing seals every other other year or 3000 miles and assess their status. If running smooth, but low on grease, then top them off and close them back up. This...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-22-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,870
Posted By Doc V
The dose of pickle juice I have seen in...

The dose of pickle juice I have seen in scientific publications (referenced in this article http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/phys-ed-can-pickle-juice-stop-muscle-cramps/?_r=0) is 2-2.5oz.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-13-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Doc V
Most bike shops will sell cable and housing by...

Most bike shops will sell cable and housing by the foot, but you can also find it online. My REI uses bare stainless steel cables by Jagwire, but I did not see the coated cables in their stock.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-11-16, 10:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,870
Posted By Doc V
You drink it after the onset of cramps, although...

You drink it after the onset of cramps, although I have seen people drink it as a preventative on sponsored rides. Drink 2-2.5oz when a cramp is coming on. This link goes into the issue more...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-10-16, 10:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By Doc V
Here is a training schedule that a local group...

Here is a training schedule that a local group put together to train for a century. It should give you some sense of the training regimen. An increase of 10-20% per week is the recommended range, any...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-10-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,870
Posted By Doc V
I occasionally get calf cramps and it usually is...

I occasionally get calf cramps and it usually is because I am dehydrated or did not use an electrolyte mix. I have a friend who suffers from them frequently and he has been able to delay their onset...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-09-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 19,856
Posted By Doc V
If you love the Performance Ultra bibs, you need...

If you love the Performance Ultra bibs, you need to check out the Ultra SL bibs. The pad is even better. Right now they are being redesigned so the quantity is non-existent.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-09-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By Doc V
HillRider, the BB-LP26 was an Alivio/Acera level...

HillRider, the BB-LP26 was an Alivio/Acera level component and came off a 1997 Trek 6000SHX mountain bike. The higher level Trek's had UN51, UN52E and UN72 BBs.
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