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Forum: Cyclocross Racing 10-23-14, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,859
Posted By SpongeDad
Psimet - I smashed my pair into the barriers and...

Psimet - I smashed my pair into the barriers and they were unmarked.
Forum: Northeast 06-22-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By SpongeDad
Rides from Morristown NJ

Just moved up here from DC and looking for safe routes for long rides. Apparently NJ does not believe in road shoulders, so would prefer rides with low car density.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-07-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,619
Posted By SpongeDad
another cost conscious approach is to hang ropes...

another cost conscious approach is to hang ropes / bungee cords from the ceiling of your garage / basement and hang the bike from that. I made do with that approach for a few years. In some...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-07-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,762
Posted By SpongeDad
agree it's probably upside down link - I had that...

agree it's probably upside down link - I had that issue myself. I'm not a fan of Wipperman generally - I've had 2 snap on me, racking the jewels and forcing a not fun walk home.

Switched to KMC -...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,454
Posted By SpongeDad
I have close to 8000 miles on my Kinlin 300s...

I have close to 8000 miles on my Kinlin 300s (built by Psimet) with no significant problems. I weight 160lbs. My riding is generally decent roads, but there are cobble, trail and potholes out...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-06-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By SpongeDad
Wheel Building - where to buy parts?

Thinking about building some wheels, mostly for the enjoyment of it, but I'd like to save some $ too. Any recommendations on where / how to source the basic parts at good prices?

I can get most...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 12-05-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,116
Posted By SpongeDad
Check out www.psimet.com for cross tubulars - he...

Check out www.psimet.com for cross tubulars - he posts on BF, so you can PM him along with trying to contact via the website (do both).

I have a set of road clinchers from Psimet that I really...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-24-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,948
Posted By SpongeDad
Looks great. I've been thinking about getting...

Looks great. I've been thinking about getting one.

Mind if I ask what size frame it is? I like the short wheelbase on these bikes, but am a bit worried about toe overlap with the front wheel. ...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 09-15-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By SpongeDad
Sportif Cross Cup - MD/DC/NoVA

Just wanted to make sure everyone knows that there is a new cross series in the MD/DC/NoVA area – The Sportif ‘Cross Cup. Here’s the link. www.sportifcrosscup.com (Full disclosure, I’m pack...
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 09-15-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,391
Posted By SpongeDad
I just pick the 2 or 3 guys who are finishing...

I just pick the 2 or 3 guys who are finishing right a head of me and focus on trying to stay a head of them. Took me all season last year, but it was progress. Now I'm on to the next group of 2 or...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-18-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,130
Posted By SpongeDad
1. If you don't mean to give offense, don't be...

1. If you don't mean to give offense, don't be snotty.
2. If you are going to be snotty, at least read what I wrote - nothing about development costs, or how hard and expensive it was to develop....
Forum: Road Cycling 08-18-11, 02:35 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 6,130
Posted By SpongeDad
I suspect that $1499 has more to do with the...

I suspect that $1499 has more to do with the sales guys maximizing profit and less to do with whether they could sell it at $1000 or the cost of inputs. If Quarq drops price, I'd bet there is plenty...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-15-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By SpongeDad
5x2' climbs up a 9% grade. I know it doesn't...

5x2' climbs up a 9% grade. I know it doesn't look like a crit interval, but it sure seems to be making me more comfortable staying with the pack when we go up shallower grades.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-13-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By SpongeDad
After not dying, don't pull, ever. Hide in the...

After not dying, don't pull, ever. Hide in the pack and wheelsuck like your life depends on it.

If you get to the last 200m and you're still with the pack, you may now show your face to the...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-13-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By SpongeDad
when you're facing the accordion, you relax, roll...

when you're facing the accordion, you relax, roll off the back a bit coming into the corner, ease through the corner, catching up just as you exit and gently ramp it back up at a point where you are...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-12-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By SpongeDad
I do this in our local training crit - I think...

I do this in our local training crit - I think it's generally referred to as "tailgunning." It does leave you open to being gapped, and if you get stuck at the back, you can only sprint up so much. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 08-08-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By SpongeDad
Big Wheel Bikes is not my favorite shop compared...

Big Wheel Bikes is not my favorite shop compared to Conte's (now called Freshbikes) or Capitol Hill Bikes, mostly due to BWB's small selection. BWB does rent bikes in a variety of set ups (road,...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-04-11, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,023
Posted By SpongeDad
I like the Conti 4000S, but have a Conti GP 4...

I like the Conti 4000S, but have a Conti GP 4 Seasons on my back wheel because it holds up to indoor trainers better.

Really comes down to roads. Decent roads - 4000S, bad roads/debris/indoor...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 08-03-11, 07:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,097
Posted By SpongeDad
As an abysmal sprinter, I'm struggling to find...

As an abysmal sprinter, I'm struggling to find something that gets me to mediocre. The inability to throw a quick little snap into my race is killing me in corners and at the finish.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-27-11, 02:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By SpongeDad
Stop making cogent points. This is, as you well...

Stop making cogent points. This is, as you well know, BF.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-27-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By SpongeDad
Exactly - classic case of projection. He gained...

Exactly - classic case of projection. He gained at least 1.0mph over his first win. Lemond is such a doper.
Forum: Cyclocross Racing 07-24-11, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By SpongeDad
two seasons (25 races) and going on my third with...

two seasons (25 races) and going on my third with ATACS - very easy to get in and out of/never had a problem.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-23-11, 07:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,143
Posted By SpongeDad
He was 17th out of 167. He is certainly not...

He was 17th out of 167. He is certainly not great or even very good, but quite awful is a bit much. Better to say that on a day when Cadel was excellent, Andy was only middling in a race where he...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-22-11, 06:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,100
Posted By SpongeDad
Had he taken a less aggressive move, he'd have to...

Had he taken a less aggressive move, he'd have to pick up more time today. Hard to see how he made his chances worse. Cadel hesitated too long, but then did a monster job clawing back time so he's...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-21-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By SpongeDad
Therein lies a big part of the problem. I was in...

Therein lies a big part of the problem. I was in a training crit last night with a younger rider who would jump on the wheel I was following the second I wasn't overlapping it. I had the sense that...
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