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  1. I wonder how much it weighs.

    I wonder how much it weighs.
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    Something that no one has brought up yet: I have...

    Something that no one has brought up yet: I have not been around cycling much as I'm new to road cycling and racing, but it seems to me that bikes have become really expensive in the past couple of...
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    I have a 2013 Trek 1.2 and got Vuelta Cora Lite...

    I have a 2013 Trek 1.2 and got Vuelta Cora Lite wheels from Nashbar for under 200 bucks. They save over 1lb over the stock wheels. I don't know how much the weight saves on the road but the bike is...
  4. Weekend looks terrible due to this tropical storm...

    Weekend looks terrible due to this tropical storm coming up the coast. I was going to bring my bike up to cape cod but if it's going to rain it may not be worth the hassle.
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    Personally, as I am not on a team, finding out...

    Personally, as I am not on a team, finding out about races when your group of friends don't ride is a big problem. A lot of cat 4's that ride unattached may not know about a lot of races and just...
  6. Thread: Fake Zipp's

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    Where did you buy the bike from? If the Zipp...

    Where did you buy the bike from? If the Zipp wheels were real then the price of the bike should reflect that. If you want to unload fake Zipp's, I may be interested. As long as they ride fine, don't...
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    Anyone doing Mengoni Grand Prix on July 20th in...

    Anyone doing Mengoni Grand Prix on July 20th in Central Park?

    After this week I'll be doing Rockleigh NJ every Thursday, that's a fun course.

    Lou Maltese yesterday - I saw the P/1/2/3 strava...
  8. I find just putting a few drops of some white...

    I find just putting a few drops of some white lightning off brand on a rag cleans the chain, but no matter how many times I run the chain through a rag it will always be dirty. I was wondering if...
  9. Does anybody use de-greaser to clean their chain...

    Does anybody use de-greaser to clean their chain or do you guys just apply a few drops of lube every few weeks (like me).
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    I wish there were more races in the fall. We have...

    I wish there were more races in the fall. We have races in March and this March every race I did, the starting temps were below freezing.

    I understand that the weeknight races have to end in...
  11. Still nothing about the 5800 105 release date? I...

    Still nothing about the 5800 105 release date? I guess just when the 2015 bikes come out? I want to try it out and see if it's worth spending more for the 6800 11speed ultegra this fall.
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    Where do you get knockoff cycling clothing? Does...

    Where do you get knockoff cycling clothing? Does it come from the street corner in a fake Louis Vuitton bag?
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    One thing to consider. Buy Reading the Race from...

    One thing to consider. Buy Reading the Race from Event Services (member here). It's a really interesting book and even as a Cat 5 it's worth reading.

    I also learned one thing in handy as I'm...
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    I can't imagine there are 10 turns and an 8% hill...

    I can't imagine there are 10 turns and an 8% hill in that small of a loop.

    My 4/5 crits average between 24.5 and 25.5mph on each lap, and the last lap is around 27 to 28mph, and this crit is a...
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    Held 180bpm for 17 minutes, average speed...

    Held 180bpm for 17 minutes, average speed 21.6mph. I don't know why my HR is so high and I can maintain it. When I race it's about this level too. But when I hit mid 180's my body shuts down....
  16. Where? I know you're not doing FBF

    Where? I know you're not doing FBF
  17. 389266 My arms are too straight. Photo taken...

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    My arms are too straight. Photo taken by my wife. Not wearing sunglasses because it's a night time crit. I need cycling glasses.
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    Nice job! 50 miles for a cat 5 race is really...

    Nice job! 50 miles for a cat 5 race is really long.
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    Central park race, 27 miles. 8th out of 20. ...

    Central park race, 27 miles. 8th out of 20.

    Pretty much out of the gate the pace was very high. Half of the group got dropped immediately. I was riding really well for most of the race but then I...
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    4/5 Rockleigh NJ Crit. Best race so far. Finished...

    4/5 Rockleigh NJ Crit. Best race so far. Finished mid pack, maybe 20th out of 50?

    I'm finally getting hang of this racing thing. It was my 9th race, and I found that if I stay in the middle I...
  21. No it was a fake question. Now please send me...

    No it was a fake question. Now please send me your used jerseys/gloves/clothes because I'm a poor cyclist that doesn't get paid to ride like you.
  22. Why did Brooklyn need one also, since Queens has...

    Why did Brooklyn need one also, since Queens has the Kissena velodrome? Did that one shut down? I've never been but was interested in going sometime.
  23. A team in NYC this year was getting the Giant TCR...

    A team in NYC this year was getting the Giant TCR (with or without upgraded Zipp wheels) for 50% off. Even a Cat 5 I knew in the club got the deal and this was before his first Cat 5 race, because...
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    When you say the city, you mean Manhattan or...

    When you say the city, you mean Manhattan or white plains? Rockleigh is 16 miles from white plains, 20 or so from midtown manhattan. I'll have my car and am going (probably with the wife) on...
  25. Noticeable heart rate increase during warm weather rides?

    Last night was the first time I rode in semi-warm weather with a HR monitor on. The temp was in the low 80's but humid when I started out. Doing a sustained effort I'll usually get my heart rate into...
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