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Forum: Cyclocross Racing 11-19-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By adam_mac84
I enjoy having disc brakes this year, but it...

I enjoy having disc brakes this year, but it isn't a TOTAL game changer. Moving to tubulars... can change racing significantly IMO.

I have clinchers in the same tread pattern as tubulars, and the...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 09-07-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,697
Posted By adam_mac84
I lost a regional championship (cat3) last year...

I lost a regional championship (cat3) last year over 3x chain drop in 1 race (same spot each lap). Have gone to clutch derailleur now. Crazy good retention in a very bumpy race this weekend
Forum: Framebuilders 03-28-14, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By adam_mac84
I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races...

I race CX on the bike. I have about 35-40 races over 2 seasons on my current bike (Redline Conquest Carbon). I have played a bit with stem length and positioning. I did find that a 110mm stem...
Forum: Framebuilders 03-28-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By adam_mac84
My biggest concern was that on my previous bike,...

My biggest concern was that on my previous bike, I tended to wash the front end more than I would have liked. Weather due to geometry (73 HTA 45mm offset) or poor skills, there was a noticeable...
Forum: Framebuilders 03-26-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By adam_mac84
Additional information.. Same CS length. STA...

Additional information.. Same CS length. STA 73.3 on smaller frame 72.3 on larger frame. Given my 85cm saddle height... equals 1cm forward push on larger frame
Forum: Framebuilders 03-26-14, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,629
Posted By adam_mac84
Wheelbase and effect on steering

Assuming the same fork rake and same HTA, fork offset and trail. How much do you think a change of 1.5cm will make. I am on the fence between a 58 and 61 CX bike. My current has the wrong geometry...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 09-02-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,685
Posted By adam_mac84
Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as...

Yup, what he said. I have the redline... is as snappy or more than my Fuji SST road bike, and loads more comfortable
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 06-09-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By adam_mac84
Do you peak for a race, or ride your fitness for the season?

Come mid summer. I usually find myself taking a break from the training and regimented road racing/training and start looking toward CX season. Spending more time on gravel on the CX bike, skills...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 05-23-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8,950
Views: 1,917,766
Posted By adam_mac84
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486...

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/482486_10200427308177929_1308152527_n.jpg Scott Kroske Photo
On the front in the 2 man break at Cone Azalia... Gravel/Road classic style race
Forum: Triathlon 03-04-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By adam_mac84
This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an...

This is not good. 6 months to find and fit an appropriate saddle... better start buying stock up on ebay and trying everything. I find it takes a good week or 2 to find the money spot for a saddle,...
Forum: Triathlon 03-04-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By adam_mac84
required filler Late addition. You say you...

required filler

Late addition. You say you are on a limited budget. You CAN modify the road bike for better TT position with forward seatpost and clipons/appropriate head gear. But if you are...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-24-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,957
Posted By adam_mac84
I had a teammate with the same problem on his...

I had a teammate with the same problem on his Ridley. I assume manufacturers will start making a bit wider chainstay clearance in the future if these wheels stick around.
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 01-26-13, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By adam_mac84
I must be missing something? Is there a reason...

I must be missing something? Is there a reason that you can't get this from your prosthetist? Cost? I'd say the gel liner (not neoprene) similar to what an AKA wears under their socket would be...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-26-13, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By adam_mac84
True assessment here. I got my first bike from...

True assessment here. I got my first bike from BD. Learned to wrench on that bike because I had no money at the time (why I went to BD). Got a manual and some basic tools. Now i have 10 bikes...
Forum: Framebuilders 01-26-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By adam_mac84
The lines on there are made out of some vinyl...

The lines on there are made out of some vinyl sheets that I cut. They look OK from 5 feet, but the are definitely rough!!!!
Forum: Framebuilders 01-26-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By adam_mac84
Need to have stripes painted on a carbon frame.

I need some stripes put on my wife's bike. It is only clearcoated right now.

I tried one of the bike painters (John's bike painting?), frankly forgot the site, cause he quoted me $550.

I have...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-24-13, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By adam_mac84
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/out...

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/outlaw.htm

few bucks to swap on some Apex, and i think it'd fit the bill?
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 01-24-13, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,659
Posted By adam_mac84
Continentals that I had on my bontragers were...

Continentals that I had on my bontragers were 22mm... I had no problems, i bet 21 would be fine too
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 01-02-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By adam_mac84
My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach...

My race season ended Dec 16. Couldn't stomach not racing any more, and am already tired of the trainer. Roads are too icy here to ride this weekend, so traveling to Chicago to race (forecast...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 01-02-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By adam_mac84
I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? ...

I think there is a limus clincher isn't there? Michelin muds? Buy some cheap calipers to make sure before you head out there
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-28-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By adam_mac84
Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry...

Not to start an OT argument, but other than entry $ for the USAC sanctioning, what is the difference in the case when someone races every week from May - August in an organized mid-week circuit (ran...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 12-27-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By adam_mac84
grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think...

grass doesn't hurt as much to crash on. I think CX is a great place to start... get used to riding close to other riders without freaking out... rubbing shoulders etc. Everything is a bit slower on...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-26-12, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By adam_mac84
it's funny that they did this. I requested an...

it's funny that they did this. I requested an upgrade from 5-->4 on road after 5 races 4 top 5's and 1 pack finish. I race cat 3 cx, and had 15+ races last year, 20 this year... they don't count...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 12-26-12, 08:43 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,150
Posted By adam_mac84
2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I...

2 up sprint with a guy I battled all season. I won this day...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8312179033_d5688fc05a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/adam_mac84/8312179033/)
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Forum: Training & Nutrition 10-28-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By adam_mac84
Racing Better on Day 2 of Double Header CX Races

So I have raced every weekend this fall since September 6. I am still coming 'up' in my fitness and power. I have been noticing however, that I race better on the 2nd day of double header weekends...
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