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Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-13-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,524
Posted By brian669
first of all you can't guage performance increase...

first of all you can't guage performance increase by percentages across the board, there are just too many variables. you will never have 2 identical subjects to test under identical conditions....
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 12-13-12, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By brian669
more fuel to the 'fire mcquaid' fire. the uci...

more fuel to the 'fire mcquaid' fire. the uci does absolutely nothing to give pro cycling any credibilty. i'm sure at some point next week there will be some bull**** about a sponsors funding or some...
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-07-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By brian669
yeah that looks like it, or real close. thanks.

yeah that looks like it, or real close. thanks.
Forum: Mountain Biking 12-07-12, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By brian669
what bike is this?

sorry for the dumb question, i'm a road racer and know nothing about mtb.

just curious - what's the bike on the usac home page with the dude on the ski lift? i've looked at the thing 100 times,...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-05-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 810
Posted By brian669
good luck. with the newer caad frames dipping...

good luck. with the newer caad frames dipping below the weight of many carbon frames it's gonna be tough to get anything very close to what you paid for it. nobody is going to pay a big premium for...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-02-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,270
Posted By brian669
1 - if they're the wrong size, adding cream will...

1 - if they're the wrong size, adding cream will be like adding cutting fluid to metal - it'll soften up your skin and make things worse.

2 - suck it up and try some properly fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling 12-02-12, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By brian669
wheels can be rebuilt. do a hub service and true...

wheels can be rebuilt. do a hub service and true them checking for stresses around the seats of the spokes, check the spokes for bends and possible weak area's around the nipples. also, as mentioned,...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-19-12, 10:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 590
Posted By brian669
+1 for sidi half sizes

+1 for sidi half sizes
Forum: Road Cycling 11-19-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By brian669
center of the top tube, or the midway point...

center of the top tube, or the midway point between the seat tube and head tube.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-19-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By brian669
ouch. the cage should come as a kit with pulleys...

ouch. the cage should come as a kit with pulleys and bolts but good luck finding one. reach out to a sram dealer and try to order it by the part #. that's your best bet with sram replacement parts.
Forum: Road Cycling 11-18-12, 09:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,632
Posted By brian669
snobby-ness aside, there's not a whole lot of...

snobby-ness aside, there's not a whole lot of difference between ultegra and dura ace. the cost difference for somebody not trying to shed maximum weight is a waste because the performance is so very...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-18-12, 07:27 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 186,051
Posted By brian669
you know, the srams are somewhat heavy but I do...

you know, the srams are somewhat heavy but I do like them. they're basically scaled down 404/808 clinchers. they also are reasonably priced (i paid 1100). I use them in crits more often than anything...
Forum: Road Cycling 11-17-12, 12:43 PM
Replies: 552
Views: 186,051
Posted By brian669
284247 2012 allez frameset cc headset ...

284247

2012 allez frameset

cc headset
fsa slk stem
fsa wing pro compact bars
fsa slk seatpost
sram red ceramic bb, cranks, shifters, brakes, front der
sram apex long cage rear der shown...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-09-12, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By brian669
nbc sports and universal sports on directv have...

nbc sports and universal sports on directv have tons of cycling. channels 603 and 625 in the sports package. the tour of britain started tonight. what i do is set my dvr to record anything under the...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 09-09-12, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,939
Posted By brian669
supposedly they're just going waive his last year...

supposedly they're just going waive his last year and let him go. i'm curious as to where he could go, or where he is needed, so to speak. he'd make things interesting with rabobank and they have...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-09-12, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By brian669
you know, the only thing i did not do was yank...

you know, the only thing i did not do was yank the housing off. literally, the only thing. i even tore down the rd since i knew it was in the rear. and of course that was the problem - the cable was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-09-12, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By brian669
rear derailleur/cable tension

i swapped out the rear derailleur on a road bike today and am having an issue with the shifting. i've replaced countless derailleurs but haven't ever this problem. basically the sram force rd sets up...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By brian669
this was my other thought. I didn't count...

this was my other thought.

I didn't count teeth yet, had to run after the first post and won't be back till late. so as of now I have to assume anything bc i'm not with the bike. but again, I was...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By brian669
it's a road crank first of all. i measured...

it's a road crank first of all.

i measured the outer already and it's 130. BUT... the inner is marked 110bcd 34t. I have never seen this, I've never heard of it, i dont know how it could be...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By brian669
I got an email from fsa about this. they say...

I got an email from fsa about this. they say it's not possible to have a mix of bcd's, which sounds right to me. however I am looking at my crank and the outer is 130 with a 110 inner. I also saw a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By brian669
you can cross reference the rd with the...

you can cross reference the rd with the manufacturer about compatibility with 8/9/10 but with that cassette you're going to need a medium or long cage dérailleur to clear the cogs above 28t. you...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By brian669
you don't need all of that. all you need is the...

you don't need all of that. all you need is the crankset. usually a good idea to swap the bb while you're there though.

i have done this btw. your 3rd shift on the shifter will be like a trim and...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,564
Posted By brian669
gossamer crank - 130bcd outer + 110bcd inner?

i hardly ever use my small ring on my tt rig but i'm swapping cranks out and just realized the inner ring is 110 bcd. i don't exactly understand how the inner can use the same bolt and be smaller....
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 07-24-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By brian669
1 - cycling gloves, nothing crazy, just basic...

1 - cycling gloves, nothing crazy, just basic gloves from the bike shop
2 - double wrap your bars with a good quality bar tape. ask your lbs for a good cork one as mentioned before. wrap it right...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 05-29-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,500
Posted By brian669
as far as the comment about not putting apex on a...

as far as the comment about not putting apex on a high end bike - tell that to astana and garmin. they do it regularly with sram apex rd's and cogs, including alberto contador's tarmac. but you must...
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