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Old 07-11-11, 04:03 PM   #426
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You should buy one of these.



Not a question.

Not a a request.

A statement.


Oh, and Carleton I know the name is wrong on the card. Yu-Gi-Oh will change it when it's printed.
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Old 07-11-11, 04:06 PM   #427
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There is no "tilt" feature on the seatpost that came stock with this bike- Kalloy- SP-248D, 27.2mm. Does that make sense?
Nope. You are confused. You can adjust the saddle angle of this seatpost, as you can on virtually any seatpost. Just loosen the bolt and slide the clamp forward to rotate the saddle nose down or back to rotate it up.
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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.
The seatpost probably tilts, but it may not be micro-adjust. Loosen the bolt up almost all the way and see what happens.

If that doesn't work, the next step would be to buy a micro adjust seatpost. Basically a seatpost with 2 bolts (front and rear). These bolts oppose each other. To adjust the tilt simply loosen one and tighten the other.



Thomson makes a micro adjust seatpost, but there are many more that are much less expensive.

Also, when you buy a seatpost, make sure to note if you need "Zero Offset" or an Offset (set back) seatpost. The best bet would be to visit a local shop and see if they have some inexpensive options that are micro adjustable.
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Dear Carleton,

Were you once a mod here? On a thread someone brought back about skidding people asked you to sticky it and close it.
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carleton, not to be annoying but any opinions on the da 7710 low-flange hubs I asked about earlier?

it's kinda a time sensitive question.

thanks!
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Dear Carleton,

Were you once a mod here? On a thread someone brought back about skidding people asked you to sticky it and close it.
Yes, I was a mod about 1.5 years ago.

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carleton, not to be annoying but any opinions on the da 7710 low-flange hubs I asked about earlier?

it's kinda a time sensitive question.

thanks!
Sorry. I missed it.

Spoke count depends on your weight.

DA 7710 hubs are fine for street use. They are really strong.
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hey carleton... Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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hey carleton... Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
It depends.
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I weigh somewhere between 155 and 170 during the year. The rims would be Mavic OPs.
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Dear Carleton have you ever seen anyone using a 6 tooth campy cog?
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hey carleton... Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
I'm very, very confused.
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I weigh somewhere between 155 and 170 during the year. The rims would be Mavic OPs.
They should be fine. But I would do 3X on the rear.

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Are there any advantages over running a rear HED 3 on the track?
"advantages over"? Do you mean, advantages of?
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Dear Carleton,

You're perhaps SSFG's most vocal clipless proponent, can you recommend a solid shoe and pedal combination for a first time user? Most of my recreational riding is in the form of 20 to 30 mile road rides, although those numbers are steadily increasing. I've never raced on a track and most likely will not in the foreseeable future.

EDIT: Forgive me if this extends into the realm of "personal shopping."
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You really have to go and try on shoes because some shoes run a little long/short and are shaped differently. You can't ride very far if your shoes are uncomfortable. There are Road and MTB shoes/pedals too. what do you want?
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Positive. [INSERT INFECTIOUS DISEASE HERE] positive. Get off my back it's the summer...
Dude, I was just looking for clarification. I wasn't sure if you wanted to know why people use a HED3 on the track or if there was a wheel that gives a bigger advantage than a HED3.

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You're perhaps SSFG's most vocal clipless proponent, can you recommend a solid shoe and pedal combination for a first time user? Most of my recreational riding is in the form of 20 to 30 mile road rides, although those numbers are steadily increasing. I've never raced on a track and most likely will not in the foreseeable future.

EDIT: Forgive me if this extends into the realm of "personal shopping."
Start looking at Shimano for shoes and Shimano SPD-SL pedals. Shimano is sort of like the Nike of cycling shoes and pedals. They have lots to choose from, even the budget entry level stuff is solid, and you can find it just about anywhere. You will see Shimano being ridden by guys first starting out all the way up to the pro ranks. It's good stuff.

Try the shoes on before you buy them. Period. Do not buy from a manufacturer unless you know how their sizes are. Look at this chart and you will see the confusion:

http://www2.bsn.com/cycling/shoe-sizing.html
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You really have to go and try on shoes because some shoes run a little long/short and are shaped differently. You can't ride very far if your shoes are uncomfortable. There are Road and MTB shoes/pedals too. what do you want?
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By the way, there are LOTS of great shoes and pedals out there. Shimano is just an easy place to start because they offer a full range of shoes and pedals, from budget to high-end and they can be found at both small local shops and big box shops like Performance and REI.
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Thanks for the advice, all...I suppose I'll be hitting up the LBS soon. Although it would be nice to be able to walk around in these, I think I want road shoes. That's where I do 98 percent of my riding, and I'm under the impression that there are power transfer-related advantages over MTB setups. Am I something close to correct about this?
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Thanks for the advice, all...I suppose I'll be hitting up the LBS soon. Although it would be nice to be able to walk around in these, I think I want road shoes. That's where I do 98 percent of my riding, and I'm under the impression that there are power transfer-related advantages over MTB setups. Am I something close to correct about this?
I've written paragraphs on this in one post somewhere.

MTB shoes/pedals are the most versatile...if you plan on doing other things besides relatively long distance riding/commuting. Road shoes/pedals are basically useless for walking...but are so awesome for riding.

The value of MTB shoes goes up the more time you spend walking in cycling shoes. But, if you ride from your home to your destination and can either keep shoes in your bag or at your destination (the office), the road pedals are the way to go. It's worth it to carry extra shoes.

Road pedal systems are far more sophisticated the MTB pedal systems in terms of pedaling platform (more of your foot is on the pedal), float (free, untensioned floating), cleat placement (fore/aft, left/right, angle), and adjustable release tension. Road shoes are stiffer that MTB shoes (better for power transfer) because MTB shoes are made to allow for walking, running, and climbing during MTB/Cyclocross racing.
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So is there any advantage?
that's relative. An advantage over what? An Open Pro? a Zipp 808?
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Anyway, Contador uses a HED3 so they must be good
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This thread has confirmed my suspicions that Leukybear is just a meh-troll. ._______________.

But not to derail; Dear Carleton,
How many times does Will Smith have to punk on you before you retaliate?

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Dear Carleton,

What is your favorite arthropod?


P.S.

While on wierd; what is your favorite quadratic equation?
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What is your favorite arthropod?


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While on wierd; what is your favorite quadratic equation?
Even though I've answered a few, I'm not into the personal questions.
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