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Old 07-10-11, 05:58 PM   #401
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Spell my name and I'll answer.




Spell it. SPELL IT.
Carleton, tell me what happen to Georgie hincapie's leg
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Old 07-10-11, 06:00 PM   #402
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Do any track racers stick with the same "Steel is real" thing? Like sticking with steel track frames, steel wheels? More importantly, does it do them any good?
There are a handful of steel bikes being raced competitively. Those are usually custom bikes. Custom fit trumps an ill-fitting bike of any material. It's usually the lighter riders that ride steel as they don't flex the frame enough to need aluminum or carbon.

Then there is the "steel is real" crowd that ride a standard geometry in steel when they could just as easily get a standard geometry in lighter and stiffer aluminum for the same $. It doesn't do them any good.

Also, it amazes me how some people think that anything older must be better. But, that comes from hipster values being that anything old and rare is something that another person probably won't have so it is automatically more valuable. If it's foreign it's even MORE valuable.
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Old 07-10-11, 06:00 PM   #403
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it is clearly growing its own brain
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Carleton, tell me what happen to Georgie hincapie's leg
Varicose veins. You know you just want to touch them; it's highly contagious, so think before you do.
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Carleton, tell me what happen to Georgie hincapie's leg
They are varicose veins.

http://www.vasacare.com/page4/page4.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varicose_veins
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Old 07-10-11, 06:17 PM   #406
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EW>.< thats gross.

anyonehere have this problem?

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Old 07-10-11, 06:59 PM   #407
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Not me, but Sean Yates also had some pretty gnarly vein-age.
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Old 07-10-11, 10:09 PM   #408
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thanks Scrod, I will try out the hardshells, I already have some experience with gatorskins.
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Old 07-10-11, 10:41 PM   #410
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Crash fest today...sad day for many riders, including Vinokouruv.

Though, this is kind of lulz.

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It may be the seat tube angle that's driving you nuts. What bike do you have? Pic?

Or one leg might be longer than the other, which is the case with me.
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Carleton,

Is it ok to run 28-spoke 2x lacing on the street.

And what is your opinion of 7710 DA hubs for the street as well? (urban environment with occasional rain and potholes)

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Carleton !!!!!!!!!!
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How hard is it to spell his name? I think some people are starting to do it on purpose. Carleton is a great guy and he deserves respect. The least you can do is spell his name right.
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Interwebs doesn't receive respect.

It would have been funny if you accidentally spelled his name wrong when telling other people to respect him.
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jeez, give me a break. forearms are tired from climbing and heavy bag so it's hard to get everything typed out correctly.

and i don't think them varicose veins are contagious
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When you say that you can't get the seat exactly where you want it, what do you mean? Let's say you were in a neutral position in the saddle riding down a flat street. Do you find yourself sliding forward or back involuntarily? Do you find yourself voluntarily scooting backwards or forwards?

It also may help to put your bike in a stationary trainer and make minor adjustments in a controlled environment instead of on the street.

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It would have been funny if you accidentally spelled his name wrong when telling other people to respect him.
Yes, I made sure I got that right.
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jeez, give me a break. forearms are tired from climbing and heavy bag so it's hard to get everything typed out correctly.

and i don't think them varicose veins are contagious
My bad. I really don't like to be mean & I hope we don't have any hard feelings.
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When you say that you can't get the seat exactly where you want it, what do you mean? Let's say you were in a neutral position in the saddle riding down a flat street. Do you find yourself sliding forward or back involuntarily? Do you find yourself voluntarily scooting backwards or forwards?

It also may help to put your bike in a stationary trainer and make minor adjustments in a controlled environment instead of on the street.
Most of the time I find myself sliding back voluntarily. So, I tried moving the saddle back on it's rails, but then the nose points up. Is the fix as simple as buying a new seatpost or a longer stem???
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Most of the time I find myself sliding back voluntarily. So, I tried moving the saddle back on it's rails, but then the nose points up. Is the fix as simple as buying a new seatpost or a longer stem???
You can adjust the angle of your saddle, too, you know.
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Most of the time I find myself sliding back voluntarily. So, I tried moving the saddle back on it's rails, but then the nose points up. Is the fix as simple as buying a new seatpost or a longer stem???
Can you not simply move the saddle back without the nose tilting? Can you not simply adjust the tilt of the saddle?

Also, your stem has nothing to do with this. The relationship between your butt and the bottom bracket is set first. Then you set your relationship between the bars/hands and your butt. The saddle placement is the anchor of your bike fit.
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Can you not simply move the saddle back without the nose tilting? Can you not simply adjust the tilt of the saddle?
No, for some reason, when i move the saddle back, the nose tilts up. There is no "tilt" feature on the seatpost that came stock with this bike- Kalloy- SP-248D, 27.2mm. Does that make sense?

Though I've been riding for a couple years, I'm just getting into components and mechanics, (hope to build some wheels someday as well... it's good to have goals) all that to say, if i'm missing something, i wouldn't be surprised.
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