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Forum: Road Cycling 10-12-10, 09:47 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,425
Posted By agarose2000
I find roadies have a predilection to overly...

I find roadies have a predilection to overly blame others for being directly at fault. In reality, NOBODY wants to crash, and in fact, takes all precautions to avoid it. Yes, there are some...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-11-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By agarose2000
You'd be surprised how fast the tire wears down...

You'd be surprised how fast the tire wears down if you using it regularly. I've never let mine get down to the point where it 'pops' on the trainer, but I've had tires wear down enough to be...
Forum: Northern California 10-11-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,759
Posted By agarose2000
Wow someone needs to relax. I'll bet that SAG...

Wow someone needs to relax. I'll bet that SAG slowed you down for what - 3 seconds, if even that? Foothill is a 2-lane, low-traffic road that isn't even that long. It's particularly good for...
Forum: Commuting 10-11-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 5,389
Posted By agarose2000
If there's one thing the US desperately needs,...

If there's one thing the US desperately needs, it's an INCREASE in gas prices. Perhaps not at the peak of the recession, but in general, gas prices are so subsidized in the US that it crushes any...
Forum: Commuting 10-10-10, 11:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,229
Posted By agarose2000
Road bikes make it SIGNIFICANTLY easier to go 20+...

Road bikes make it SIGNIFICANTLY easier to go 20+ compared to a hybrid, which is still yet faster than a mtn bike. The difference is not trivial - I can hold 24mph for an hour solo on FLAT course on...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-10, 06:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,120
Posted By agarose2000
You can "learn" to like only top-end gruppos, but...

You can "learn" to like only top-end gruppos, but there's nothing wrong at all with intro-level gruppos. I've got a Sora triple bike and a DA Cervelo, and the Sora is excellent - I don't miss my DA...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-10-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,693
Posted By agarose2000
Those wheels came stock on my Cervelo. Absolutely...

Those wheels came stock on my Cervelo. Absolutely no problems with them here even after some serious riding on them, including some pretty rough roads. I'm only 155lbs though, so that may be a...
Forum: Commuting 10-08-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,724
Posted By agarose2000
I'm surprised at all the negative advice about...

I'm surprised at all the negative advice about the carbon fiber bikes for commuting. Come on now - it's fine - MORE than fine. Carbon fiber is not like glass - it doesn't just "explode" on you. These...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-06-10, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By agarose2000
Get the Magicshine front 900 watt headlight and...

Get the Magicshine front 900 watt headlight and the magicshine tail-light. Both run off a single battery, and you can get the whole setup for about $100ish from geomangear.com who ships it FAST and...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-05-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,070
Posted By agarose2000
I've got one and it works totally fine. Yes, a...

I've got one and it works totally fine. Yes, a bit hard to get on, but that's par for these tires. I've been riding the crap out of mine and I haven't noticed any premature wear, as compared to...
Forum: Commuting 10-04-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,051
Posted By agarose2000
2-3x per week for me, 36 miles round trip. Takes...

2-3x per week for me, 36 miles round trip. Takes 2 hours, and it's a great workout. Unfortunately, takes about 45 minutes longer than if I did it by car, since traffic isn't so bad around here during...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 10-03-10, 06:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By agarose2000
The ring isn't that bad at all. Why are you...

The ring isn't that bad at all. Why are you changing modes in the middle of a ride anyway?
Forum: Road Cycling 10-03-10, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By agarose2000
Man, it's not that complicated. Flat surface...

Man, it's not that complicated.

Flat surface at near eye level on the bike, and you're done. I used my washing machine in my garage - put the laptop on top, and I'm good to go.

One thing that I...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-02-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By agarose2000
You won't break your bike / bike trainer by...

You won't break your bike / bike trainer by sprinting on it. I've done loads of sprints on my Cycleops2 in the biggest gear at 90+rpm (I've hit 35mph on the rear wheel sensor on it) no problem.
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-10, 09:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,686
Posted By agarose2000
+1. You NEVER need a carbon frame. Ever. But...

+1. You NEVER need a carbon frame. Ever.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't get one if that's what excited you and fires you up about cycling. Go for it if your wallet can deal with it - I...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-01-10, 08:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By agarose2000
The trainer with no additional devices/dvds is...

The trainer with no additional devices/dvds is mental death. I'm a die-hard user, and I can't do it for more than a week if I'm just on a trainer with nothing else.

3 things that are key, and have...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-30-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By agarose2000
Please further enlighten us - I'm looking for a...

Please further enlighten us - I'm looking for a way do put in a wedge that doesn't interfere with the quick on/off of the O-ring and won't break off by accident.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-29-10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,554
Posted By agarose2000
I just got one of those tail-lights (and the...

I just got one of those tail-lights (and the front). I wasn't able to buy it as a kit , so I ordered them individually (they all came together anyway.)

I'm not as handy with the DIY mounts, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-10, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By agarose2000
I've got a Giant Defy3 that rides great - the...

I've got a Giant Defy3 that rides great - the frame is really impressively designed - not just round aluminum tubing, and looks the same as their hi-end frames. I use it for hammering with the...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-29-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,808
Posted By agarose2000
And despite this video, I GUARANTEE that these...

And despite this video, I GUARANTEE that these guys can put out more power if they went all-out on a fixed trainer vs rolllers. That's my point - I never said rollers couldn't give you a hard workout...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-28-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 528
Posted By agarose2000
It all depends on your background, age and...

It all depends on your background, age and fitness level, but if you're a relativively young (<45yrs) healthy male, that workout schedule is eminently doable with some adaptation time.

Consider...
Forum: Road Cycling 09-28-10, 11:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,808
Posted By agarose2000
I don't know if rollers necessarily improve your...

I don't know if rollers necessarily improve your handling ina lot of real-world situations. I know, it seems counterintuitive, since it's definitely harder to ride rollers than to ride on road, but...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-28-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 717
Posted By agarose2000
Where do you mount your MS battery and wrap the cables?

Wondering how y'all MagicShine users mount your MS battery and secure the cabling?

The battery is smaller than a standard water bottle, so I've been velcroing to the frame, and running the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 09-24-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,187
Posted By agarose2000
I just got the MS and the tail-light, and it's...

I just got the MS and the tail-light, and it's awesome. It's replacing my dual FENIX setup which was good, but not great.

Interestingly, the Fenix throws as far as the MS , but the spread is much...
Forum: Commuting 09-23-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,705
Posted By agarose2000
Economically, unless you ditch the car...

Economically, unless you ditch the car completely, it's hard to justify bike commuting.

Ironically, the CLOSER your commuter, the better the bike becomes, because you don't have to warm up the car...
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