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 Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-12, 06:50 PM Replies: 51 Views: 2,302 Posted By The Smokester If possible, try relaxing your upper body and... If possible, try relaxing your upper body and arms. Have an easy grip on the bars. Put your center (of gravity) directly over the axle of the cranks. Act like you are going to stand up yet without...
 Forum: Road Cycling 08-03-12, 06:22 PM Replies: 23 Views: 1,382 Posted By The Smokester There is not much specific information from the... There is not much specific information from the OP to go on. However, assuming a conventional build, it could be that: Spokes were tensioned too loosely. Spokes were over-tensioned by a lot....
 Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-12, 06:42 PM Replies: 161 Views: 8,233 Posted By The Smokester I am in no way offended.:cry: However, assuming... I am in no way offended.:cry: However, assuming some typical values characterizing the various power sinks of bicycling (bearing and tire friction, aerodynamic loss and gravity), and plotting the...
 Forum: Road Cycling 07-11-12, 06:27 PM Replies: 21 Views: 576 Posted By The Smokester Have you tried scrubbing your rims with a Scrubby... Have you tried scrubbing your rims with a Scrubby and Simple Green?
 Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-12, 08:29 PM Replies: 161 Views: 8,233 Posted By The Smokester Aerodynamic drag force is proportional to v^2 so... Aerodynamic drag force is proportional to v^2 so that is parabolic. Aerodynamic power loss (wattage) is proportional to v^3. There is nowhere that either of these trends can be labeled linear. But at...
 Forum: Road Cycling 07-09-12, 01:30 PM Replies: 161 Views: 8,233 Posted By The Smokester That was my experience. I'm now on my second... That was my experience. I'm now on my second carbon fiber bike. The first one just burst into flames. :lol:
 Forum: Road Cycling 07-04-12, 01:03 PM Replies: 15 Views: 837 Posted By The Smokester Much of the noise probably comes from the straps... Much of the noise probably comes from the straps near your ears. Is there are way for you to adjust them to be a bit more out of the way?
 Forum: Road Cycling 06-30-12, 07:38 PM Replies: 149 Views: 4,385 Posted By The Smokester Let's take a poll: Those who want to go up... Let's take a poll: Those who want to go up and down faster say "aye".
 Forum: Road Cycling 12-11-11, 07:00 PM Replies: 283 Views: 9,060 Posted By The Smokester Next question: Anyone ever seen an actual... Next question: Anyone ever seen an actual recumbent paceline? :roflmao:
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-27-11, 05:33 PM Replies: 77 Views: 4,810 Posted By The Smokester Stans Alpha 340 rims, Chris King R45 hubs, 20/24... Stans Alpha 340 rims, Chris King R45 hubs, 20/24 DT Swiss Aerolite spokes, Alloy nipples. Should come in 1200+ grams. About \$950.
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-24-11, 07:51 PM Replies: 12 Views: 584 Posted By The Smokester Is the hanger properly aligned? Middle sprocket... Is the hanger properly aligned? Middle sprocket (#5 on a 10 spd) and the two idler pulleys on the derailleur should all line up.
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-19-11, 05:14 PM Replies: 49 Views: 3,922 Posted By The Smokester All top groups from Campy, SRAM and Shimano are... All top groups from Campy, SRAM and Shimano are superb. I have Dura Ace except for an FSA Force Light crank. I think the high point for DA is the brakes. As for Campy, they have a feature where you...
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-11, 05:13 PM Replies: 74 Views: 3,087 Posted By The Smokester I just built a pair of these up. Chris King R45... I just built a pair of these up. Chris King R45 hubs, Stan's A340's, 20/24 with DT Swiss aerolite spokes with allow spokes, front radial, rear 3x. Came in at just over 1200 g. Another friend go a...
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-05-11, 08:01 AM Replies: 4 Views: 300 Posted By The Smokester I know the Rolf wheel will have its advocates,... I know the Rolf wheel will have its advocates, but I will not be one of them. I feel that the paired spoke design, while aesthetically attractive,, unnecessarily concentrates stress in a...
 Forum: Road Cycling 10-03-11, 02:20 PM Replies: 58 Views: 6,441 Posted By The Smokester I'm sure everyone will be relieved to know that... I'm sure everyone will be relieved to know that prathman's aluminum bicycle did not asplode at 111 kmiles as previously scheduled. Nevertheless, all concerned continue to keep a close eye out and a...
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-30-11, 04:53 PM Replies: 58 Views: 6,441 Posted By The Smokester Maybe not fatique life, but I heard these old... Maybe not fatique life, but I heard these old Cannondales asplode right at 111 kmiles. :twitchy:
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-20-11, 11:45 AM Replies: 30 Views: 1,348 Posted By The Smokester The lister says "...New: A brand-new, unused,... The lister says "...New: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item..." Seems like what was received was scratched and certainly not in "brand-new" condition. New is "NEW". Something from the...
 Forum: Touring 09-19-11, 07:12 PM Replies: 33 Views: 3,319 Posted By The Smokester I had to zoom out a long way before I got a good... I had to zoom out a long way before I got a good look at where this happened. Pretty remote. BTW, Did your Candy's machine themselve off their spindle? The inexpensive Candy's are known for doing...
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-14-11, 12:18 PM Replies: 73 Views: 2,434 Posted By The Smokester My Cervelo R3 would come stock with Fulcrum... My Cervelo R3 would come stock with Fulcrum Racing 7's. Never even took delivery of them. Got hand built weight weenie wheels before even riding the thing.
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-12-11, 08:59 PM Replies: 14 Views: 403 Posted By The Smokester It would help if you gave us the gearing of your... It would help if you gave us the gearing of your previous bike.
 Forum: Touring 09-12-11, 08:08 AM Replies: 18 Views: 1,388 Posted By The Smokester Congratulations. It is a great bike and you will... Congratulations. It is a great bike and you will love it.
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-12-11, 07:29 AM Replies: 81 Views: 2,489 Posted By The Smokester Why is this so hard to understand? Why is this so hard to understand?
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-11-11, 08:50 AM Replies: 14 Views: 514 Posted By The Smokester IRD makes a variety of unusual 10 sp cassettes. ... IRD makes a variety of unusual 10 sp cassettes. Here is a link: http://www.interlocracing.com/cassettes_steel.html I like the 12-30. The are not as smooth shifting as real Shimano, though.
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-07-11, 08:59 PM Replies: 26 Views: 6,049 Posted By The Smokester You might think that 25's would get about 9% more... You might think that 25's would get about 9% more punctures.from debris wouldn't you? That's about the increase in contact area.
 Forum: Road Cycling 09-01-11, 07:33 AM Replies: 41 Views: 3,416 Posted By The Smokester I am sitting at a stop sign waiting to turn left... I am sitting at a stop sign waiting to turn left when an SUV comes right at me from the right. I manage to unclip and jump aside and stand fuming at the curb. I am livid. A direct and deliberate...
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