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  1. Yes, I did race the Tour de Greenwich. I started...

    Yes, I did race the Tour de Greenwich. I started in the mens U39 category and fell off the back as they all attacked that extremely steep hill (somewhere around the 10 mile mark....) Finished in...
  2. Switching Cycling Coaches/another moral dilemna

    I would like to switch my cycling coach.


    The one I currently have is not bad, but he seems to lack the coaching experience and to really help me reach the level of racing I want to be at for...
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    bear mountain fall classic

    Why is it not on bikereg?
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    valve extenders

    I am looking at getting a set of carbon tubulars with a 50mm rim for racing.

    I have never tried tubulars before, but I understand that you need a valve extender to inflate ones with deep section...
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    Neuvation C50 wheelset

    Does anyone on the forum use Neuvation C50 wheels?

    They seem like a great deal- 50 mm carbon tubulars, 1520 grams for $900.
    Considering Neuvation's sterling reputation, they are pretty...
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    cleat position

    How are your cleats positioned on your shoes? Has anyone experimented with different positions (all the way forward, all way back etc.) What are the benefits/downfalls of the different setups?
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    do you by any chance have Mavic wheels? The...

    do you by any chance have Mavic wheels? The skewers in my elite front wheel need to be lubed very often-if they don't they creak very annoyingly when I'm climbing. Check your cranks too.
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    two pinch flats this week!

    two pinch flats this week!
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    disc wheel covers

    Has anyone here used a disc wheel cover? I am thinking about getting one for some time trials I am doing this year (I am too cheap to buy a real disc.) What's it like-almost as fast as a real disc?
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    will I get more kudos if I won the cat 5 and I am...

    will I get more kudos if I won the cat 5 and I am a 14 yr old junior? I take it consistent top 5s get the officials attention? Maybe I need more of those...
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    I did not know it was possible to request a 5-4...

    I did not know it was possible to request a 5-4 upgrade without having done 10 mass starts. Some members are saying they upgraded with seven races etc... how is this possible? I thought the only...
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    I own both and love them...but I'm going to have...

    I own both and love them...but I'm going to have to be a little partial to the Tarmac. It is such a great, responsive, stiff racing bike. It is a world's difference from the Roubaix-it seems to me...
  13. i did a century ride in pouring rain last year. ...

    i did a century ride in pouring rain last year. I had a great time but at mile 70 my derailleur cable snapped. Had to tough it out up all the hills in my 12 cog all the way to the next rest stop...
  14. although it might be a good learning experience...

    although it might be a good learning experience to learn how to do the cables, try to build a good relationship between you and your local shop. This doesn't happen overnight, but if you frequent...
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    If you are buying a bike as a grown adult that...

    If you are buying a bike as a grown adult that needs a stem that short, you need a smaller frame size. I have a 90 mm stem on my bike, but I am still growing. The frame is too large for me right...
  16. me, giving someone THE LOOK (but suffering...

    me, giving someone THE LOOK (but suffering nonetheless.)


    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q51/muneym/?action=view&current=DSCF0973.jpg
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    need cheap 700c wheels for my beater

    A few months ago I found a huge dent in my rear rim on my ancient beater bike. I didn't want to spend a lot of money to get new wheels so for 60 bucks my lbs gave me 27" mountain bike wheels. The...
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    my average cadence is usually between 88 and 92...

    my average cadence is usually between 88 and 92 rpms (in rolling to flat terrain.) Since i am a junior racer and I have to have the USCF junior gearing, i spin at a much higher cadence because of...
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    ALSO: THESE WHEELS ARE CRAP. ...

    ALSO: THESE WHEELS ARE CRAP.[/QUOTE]


    +1000000000000000.... the wheels are crap. dont waste 150 bucks on them.
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    changing position of shifters

    how do you change the position of the shifters on the bars for shimano sti? I unscrewed one of the screws in between the lever and the bar, it's what does the trick on my old steel bike, but it...
  21. I remember reading in (i think it was bicycling)...

    I remember reading in (i think it was bicycling) about two guys who did this to a wal-mart bike. Their mission was to prepare it for the texas state TT championships. They tried to keep as many...
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    I think I need a new seatpost...

    About two months ago i switched from a specialized roubaix to a specialized tarmac. I have more saddle handlebar drop on the tarmac because of the short headtube and the stem position. Because of...
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    I have a double and a triple version of this...

    I have a double and a triple version of this crankset on my bikes. They both work fine and I have had them for a year each with no problems. things such as the arms snapping off have never happened...
  24. my dad has this condition and he loves cycling. ...

    my dad has this condition and he loves cycling. It comes and goes for him but in the past year it has been pretty good for him. However, last march it was hurting him and he got some cortisone...
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    do you have a block for your front tire on your...

    do you have a block for your front tire on your trainer? This could be the cause for the discomfort because you will be leaning forward much more without the block. My trainer didnt come with a...
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