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Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By totalnewbie
I think I can understand what you said. with gel,...

I think I can understand what you said. with gel, load is spread over a larger area but tissues that should not be supporting any load is taking a share as well. Is that what you imply? If so, how is...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-15, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By totalnewbie
sitting on gel: good or bad? what exactly are the pros/cons?

I have read somewhere (maybe on this forum) a couple years ago that a lot of people don't want recommend gels on saddles, some reasons that have to do with not having good support. Though I...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-20-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By totalnewbie
I got an official response from assos: ...

I got an official response from assos:

Thank you for your enquiry, Assos did increase the width of the legs on shorts for a period and this is why they may seem loose on your leg, it certainly...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-15, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By totalnewbie
thanks to all those who replied. looks like i...

thanks to all those who replied. looks like i will have to return them. another lesson learned.... no matter how much people rave about something, it's still best to try them on oneself. while...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-19-15, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By totalnewbie
for assos bibs owners: have you experienced loose leg elastic bands?

I bought a new pair of T Fi. Mille S5 long leg (size M.) from their outlet. I am 176cm tall and 67 kg. while the overall fit seems OK, the leg cuff (the elastic band) seems a little loose and shows...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-27-15, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By totalnewbie
can I use a spoke that is slightly longer than the others on a wheel?

Recently a spoke (Sapim cx-ray) on my front wheel (road bike) broke off. The nipple at the rim broke in half, causing the spoke to fall off. At closer look I noticed the spoke was twisted at about 90...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,225
Posted By totalnewbie
I used a taiwanese company called Ad hoc. instead...

I used a taiwanese company called Ad hoc. instead of using a removable prescription insert, what they did is cut a hole on a the lens of a their own wraparound frames, fuse/glue a piece of...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-19-15, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By totalnewbie
http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/916089-spee...

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/916089-speedplay-knee-pain-leg-length-discrepancy.html

pointing to this thread not for speedplay, but withtin the thread someone suggested difference...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-19-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,229
Posted By totalnewbie
https://www.facebook.com/onionbabycomics/photos/a....

https://www.facebook.com/onionbabycomics/photos/a.681558601890091.1073741827.681557575223527/932686283443987/?type=1&theater
Forum: Road Cycling 06-18-15, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By totalnewbie
road racing Asian movie - trailer

Last year I mentioned on this forum that there will be an Asian movie (directed by a Hong Kong director) on road racing coming this year. The movie will be released in parts of Asia in August...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-27-14, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By totalnewbie
WC Elite Women - what happened at the last km?

Can someone please explain what the rationale was behind this:

during the last km, the leading pack of 4 riders were ahead by about 10 secs. Then a bizarre thing happened, they collectively let...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-02-14, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,524
Posted By totalnewbie
i am curious about this issue as well, though I...

i am curious about this issue as well, though I am not sure if my question is exactly the same that the OP asked. If standing yields a higher wattage than sitting (820W vs 650W per the study OP...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-31-14, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,460
Posted By totalnewbie
as long as it comes in at 105F...

as long as it comes in at 105F...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,119
Posted By totalnewbie
I am posting some additional info I read on the...

I am posting some additional info I read on the taiwanese forum:
-for SL1, the wheelset p-slr0 (with rotor and QR) weights 1.22 front/1.62 rear
-another poster says his ad2 is 8.8kg including...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,119
Posted By totalnewbie
I did not weigh the test bikes. When I lifted the...

I did not weigh the test bikes. When I lifted the ad2 test bike, it felt similar to my defy comp 3. But that comparison may not be fair since I have upgraded the wheelset/saddle on my comp 3 and...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-30-14, 03:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,119
Posted By totalnewbie
I think you are right. Read somewhere in...

I think you are right. Read somewhere in Taiwanese forum that Giant has actually "downgraded" their defy nomenclature, such that 2015 "pro" is comparable to 2014 "advanced" and 2015 "advanced" is...
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-26-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,460
Posted By totalnewbie
thanks all for responding. I did not realize the...

thanks all for responding. I did not realize the NW district is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in portland. I guess should I take a job there I will look into that more.
Forum: Pacific Northwest 08-25-14, 04:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,460
Posted By totalnewbie
portland - are there public showers?

This is a question specific to cyclists in Portland, OR.

I may have a chance to relocate to Portland and I have heard that a lot of people ride their bikes to work. That's something I would like...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-22-14, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 19,119
Posted By totalnewbie
史上最全2015款捷安特整车重量 2015 GIANT车种重量 -...

史上最全2015款捷安特整车重量 2015 GIANT车种重量 - 捷安特自行车点评 - 温*捷安特专卖店 - Powered by Discuz! (http://www.giant.so/thread-4052-1-1.html)

this site apparently lists all the 2015 giant...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-21-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By totalnewbie
after bonking so many times riding w/o having...

after bonking so many times riding w/o having breakfast, I have learned that my body needs that cereal bar in the morning, whether or not I have eaten well the night before.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-14, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By totalnewbie
ok, i will take your advice for now... or maybe i...

ok, i will take your advice for now... or maybe i will take a wrench to tweak the wheel rim so it is parallel to my brake pad, if the caliper arms won't budge.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-14, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By totalnewbie
still curious: why is brake pad alignment (or...

still curious: why is brake pad alignment (or toe-in as you referred to) not a safety thing? If only my rear 20% of the brake pad is engaged with the rim when the lever are pressed, doesn't that mean...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-18-14, 03:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By totalnewbie
thank you. I will look into that. though I am...

thank you. I will look into that. though I am still perplexed why my stock tiagra brake pad holder does not provide a means to adjust the brake pad, it seems like such a basic safety need.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-17-14, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By totalnewbie
i took the caliper/brake shoe apart. There are...

i took the caliper/brake shoe apart. There are two washers but both of them are flat so there does not seem to have any way to adjust the "toe-in".
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-16-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By totalnewbie
need help - newly installed brake pads do not align with rims

Tried replacing brake pads for the first time - Shimano Tiagra Caliper on road bike. Unscrewed the small screws that held the pads in place, slid them out and slide in the new ones. Tighten the...
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