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    This is a great write-up! I am also a larger...

    This is a great write-up! I am also a larger rider (about 2 sandwiches and a six pack away from being a Clydesdale) And I also race Crits, RRs, etc. I will be looking for an areo wheelset in the...
  2. I had my mechanic/wheelbuilder check and adjust...

    I had my mechanic/wheelbuilder check and adjust the spoke tension of both wheels. I forget what he said the number was, but he was happy with both.
  3. I have tried with another wheel, and the wheel in...

    I have tried with another wheel, and the wheel in question seems to be a bit "flexier" side to side, but not extremely so... Kind of hard to describe in writing... I guess the wheel in question is...
  4. With the wheel installed and secured I can push...

    With the wheel installed and secured I can push the wheel all the way to the brake pad on either side with moderate (pushing on it pretty hard but not beating on it) effort (with the rear brake all...
  5. Yeah, unfortunately I bought the wheel used...

    Yeah, unfortunately I bought the wheel used (before having it rebuilt, trued, etc) and I don't know what the spokes are. They are round (not aero) and they look pretty thick, but I don't know...
  6. Thanks for your input. There is no hub play. I...

    Thanks for your input. There is no hub play. I just had the hub rebuilt by a trusted mechanic with new bearings. It doesn't feel like there is really any play in the hub at all.

    I have checked...
  7. rear wheel flex under sprint/climbing. wheel rebuilt and have tried all the obvious

    The rear wheel is a DT Swiss RR465 32 spokes laced to a powertap pro+ (I think, its a few years old, wireless).


    The hub has been rebuilt with new bearings, and the wheel has been trued and...
  8. My resting heart rate is always a bit high on...

    My resting heart rate is always a bit high on race day due to anticipation/excitement. dials in/normalizes about 2 min into the race though.
  9. My CX bike is SRAM shifters and FD, with Shimano...

    My CX bike is SRAM shifters and FD, with Shimano crank and rings. Never lost a chain, even off road.

    My new race bike that I just built is SRAM shifters, with an ultegra FD, and 105...
  10. Has anyone given you any input on this yet? I...

    Has anyone given you any input on this yet? I just bought a used PT for a really good price, but it has the same issue. I'm really hoping that the hub is just in need of adjustment and not...
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    starting weight: 220. last years race weight:...

    starting weight: 220. last years race weight: 210 Current weight: 198 Goal weight: 190

    I'm not that fat really... I'm 6'1" and just...big. I'm pretty lean at 195. So yeah, I prefer races with...
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    I like those williams!

    I like those williams!
  13. I see. There are USA cycling officials. I don't...

    I see. There are USA cycling officials. I don't know about timers. As a training race, I don't think it counts towards points. I'm sure I will spend a good chunk of $$ on gas, race fees etc. once...
  14. A quick spin around the internet shows new CAAD...

    A quick spin around the internet shows new CAAD 10 ultegras going for around 2k. Even if you got it for a full 50% off, that would still be more than I end up paying once I sell the takeoffs from my...
  15. "Held Under USA Cycling Event Permit. All fees...

    "Held Under USA Cycling Event Permit. All fees include $3 insurance charge"

    so I think that means that it is sanctioned...
  16. Its a training crit. Wells ave. put on by...

    Its a training crit. Wells ave. put on by Boston Road Club.
  17. and there is no pit. I might leave some spare...

    and there is no pit. I might leave some spare wheels with my GF though if she gets up early enough to watch...
  18. Yeah, it's going to be sweet. My favorite crit...

    Yeah, it's going to be sweet. My favorite crit is only ~12 miles from my house, runs every sunday moring, and reg is only $10. So yeah, I'm going to get a ton of racing per $$
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    Good points. I'm shooting for Cat 3 this year,...

    Good points. I'm shooting for Cat 3 this year, and I might just end up there for that very reason. I want my racing to be fast enough to be competitive, but not live my entire life as a slave to...
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    Yeah, I guess this will be my best bet. I'll...

    Yeah, I guess this will be my best bet. I'll have to learn.
  21. Thanks all for your input. I ended up picking...

    Thanks all for your input.

    I ended up picking up a 2006 CAAD8 frame, and I'm building it up with SRAM Red, ultegra, and 105 components. I think it'll be a great compromise for me. Should be...
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    I love to hydrate this way, and feel much better...

    I love to hydrate this way, and feel much better when I do, but I have one problem: If I am "fully hydrated" I can only make it about an hour to an hour and a half before I need to piss really...
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    My main winter motivation is thinking about how...

    My main winter motivation is thinking about how many other racers have this attitude.
  24. I bought my 2001 GT ZRX on craigslist for $250. ...

    I bought my 2001 GT ZRX on craigslist for $250. Its not pretty, but its a good enough entry-level CX build.
  25. Need a 105 5600 or ultegra 6600 right shifter - Boston

    So I'm converting from 9-speed to 10-speed, and when I took the hood off the 105 right side shifter that I bought, I noticed that the body is cracked pretty bad, and it looks like it might not work...
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