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    Sticky: Gina Jacobs...

    Gina Jacobs. Killed February 28th, 2012 on Ridge Rd. near Lexington, NC. No details at this time.
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    Sticky: Just out of curiosity, is anyone else besides me...

    Just out of curiosity, is anyone else besides me getting 10+ copies of email alerts on this thread?

    All for dougmc's post just above.
    http://i.imgur.com/Zrap6.png
  3. Ah well, I've long outgrown the need to leave...

    Ah well, I've long outgrown the need to leave black marks all over the garage floor. ;) But it still stands to reason that a driving tire will see more wear than a tire that's only carrying weight.
  4. Is it weight distribution or the fact that the...

    Is it weight distribution or the fact that the rear wheel is driven? I'd say most of the time the rear wheel has more weight than the front, but I have to wonder how much wear is attributed to a...
  5. "The more you ride your bike, the less your ass...

    "The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt."

    Heh! This is so true! And is one of my motivators to keep riding whenever I'm looking for an excuse not to. ;)
  6. Regarding tire pressures, here's a formula I...

    Regarding tire pressures, here's a formula I picked up here at BF a while back that I use as a guideline.
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  7. Camilo, I trust you noted my T-I-C reference to...

    Camilo, I trust you noted my T-I-C reference to gaining 5 mph with a tire change in the OP. ;) Also note that I branched out and ordered some ProRace 4's too. I expect 6mph gain from them. :D
  8. For the record, a friend joined me so we ordered...

    For the record, a friend joined me so we ordered 4 of the Michelin ProRace4 tires today. $42.xx ea plus whatever CC conversion charges apply. Fast, slow... whatever. Hope they last about 3000 miles...
  9. Regarding flats, I have to say that I've had 1...

    Regarding flats, I have to say that I've had 1 flat in over 10,000 miles on this particular bike. Frankly, I'm amazed at that. Most of its life has been on the GP4000s tires.

    I have had tire cuts...
  10. Sigh. I am so without a clue. ;)

    Sigh. I am so without a clue. ;)
  11. Ah, he's a nice guy with an opinion... just like...

    Ah, he's a nice guy with an opinion... just like the rest of us. ;)



    That pretty well sums it up for me too. I'm about the same speed as always (but live in eternal hope), and enjoy fiddling...
  12. That is true. However, I am sure he was talking...

    That is true. However, I am sure he was talking about the tires themselves. He said they only had one tire that came in both clincher and tubular. That's pretty specific... and is true, whereas their...
  13. Yes, I believe that is also the truism that I...

    Yes, I believe that is also the truism that I ride by. ;)
  14. Well. I obviously haven't shopped for tires for a...

    Well. I obviously haven't shopped for tires for a while. My Conti GP4000s are $100 for a twin pack at PBK. Last time I bought they were about $83 total charges. The Zipps are $75/ea.

    A bit of...
  15. Most definitely. He said they (Zipps) came in...

    Most definitely. He said they (Zipps) came in tubular and clincher.

    http://www.zipp.com/accessories/tires.php

    I guess this is what he was talking about. I see they even include an inflation...
  16. I have 700x23s now. Stock wheelset though. It...

    I have 700x23s now. Stock wheelset though. It would be nice to upgrade them too, but I suspect that is another small potato in the mix. I just passed the 10,000 mile mark on this bike so there are...
  17. Well now I am a data geek.. but I don't have a PT...

    Well now I am a data geek.. but I don't have a PT or any way to objectively measure fine differences. While I acknowledge that a lot of small potatoes added together make for a big potato, I'm not...
  18. Zips. But I wanted to check his DNA anyway....

    Zips.

    But I wanted to check his DNA anyway. Not sure he was 100% human. ;)
  19. Fast tires, slow tires... does it really matter?

    After all, this is the +50 forum. But even so, I still find myself wanting to improve and go faster. ;) And yet there are the inevitable times of 1 step forward and 2 steps backward in my riding.
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  20. I like Strava too, but also use Connect, GTC,...

    I like Strava too, but also use Connect, GTC, SportTracks3 (my favorite) and plan rides on RWGPS. (Data junkie = me)

    But ever since I built a new Sandy Bridge computer, the Garmin USB drivers BSOD...
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    Sticky: Very interesting discussion. Thanks for the good...

    Very interesting discussion. Thanks for the good info and graphs.
  22. Ok. I'll play some with the cable tensions and...

    Ok. I'll play some with the cable tensions and see if that takes care of the issue.
  23. By that definition, I am not cross-chaining. ;) ...

    By that definition, I am not cross-chaining. ;)

    Right. That should have been 6603 for the older Ultegra triple, I believe. My error.

    Here's a few pics of the gearset and jockey wheels. Is there...
  24. One more question: how much angle is considered...

    One more question: how much angle is considered cross-chaining?

    I try to restrict my gear selection when in the large chainring to the top 8 gears (12-21). The mid-chainring I tend to use 14-25....
  25. I was having this problem with the old chain...

    I was having this problem with the old chain (Ultegra.) The new chain is also Ultegra. The back pedal as described is when I come to a stop during a ride and backpedal a quarter turn to position my...
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