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Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,089
Posted By jfmckenna

I hate seeing it but at the same time have deep...

I hate seeing it but at the same time have deep respect and the hope that it means something to everyone. A father, brother, a son, is gone.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,089
Posted By jfmckenna

A ghost bike is a must. I hope that can be...

A ghost bike is a must. I hope that can be arranged for him.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,089
Posted By jfmckenna

I just heard about this elsewhere and came here...

I just heard about this elsewhere and came here to pay my respects. Rest in Peace man. And may your friends and family find some solace in this time.
10-11-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By jfmckenna

I think you are right. They are just plastic...

I think you are right. They are just plastic covers. But I might look into the specs on the Kreitlers adn see if one of their roller drums would fit. I'm also looking at this one,...
10-08-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By jfmckenna

I see, that makes sense. Might be better to take...

I see, that makes sense. Might be better to take an old deep dish wheel and fill that with sand and use as a dedicated trainer/rollers wheel... Hmmmm.



They really do look great. I may end up...
10-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By jfmckenna

Have you ever ridden Tru Trainers? They are...

Have you ever ridden Tru Trainers? They are fantasist. Closest thing to real road riding you can get. It's not just the coasting but it's the sprinting as well. I used my rollers with Zwift last...
10-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By jfmckenna

Dumb Idea? Yay or Nay? Rollers - Indoor Training - Flywheel

I've got some old Minoura rollers with large diameter drums on it and had an idea. What if I filled the rear roller with sand?

Would it act as a fly wheel so I could coast?

I was looking at...
07-24-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,716
Posted By jfmckenna

And yet every year you hear about how pro bike...

And yet every year you hear about how pro bike racing is a dying sport.
07-24-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,175
Posted By jfmckenna

In some cases yes sure it's predictable but this...

In some cases yes sure it's predictable but this one is anything but. And the Tour is not all about GC and it's not even about the points jerseys. It's also composed of individual one day bike races....
01-12-18, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,998
Posted By jfmckenna

I've raced all kinds of frames but my favorite is...

I've raced all kinds of frames but my favorite is steel for CX. It's the most forgiving and shock absorbing frame material. It's heavier yes, and that is a downside especially compared to carbon, but...
10-31-17, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,774
Posted By jfmckenna

I've done it many a time, you will be fine ;) ...

I've done it many a time, you will be fine ;)

It's best to over glue CX tubulars imho and when they come unglued it always starts right at the edges. I like to see squeeze out along the edge of my...
10-31-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,811
Posted By jfmckenna

Playing it in slow motion really helps see the...

Playing it in slow motion really helps see the technique. Good job.
10-13-17, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,535
Posted By jfmckenna

A file tread tire like the Speed Max has knobs on...

A file tread tire like the Speed Max has knobs on the sides for cornering so they are actually quite good in the corners. I love file treads and use them probably more then any other tire for the...
10-13-17, 12:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,811
Posted By jfmckenna

Good job. That's something I'll just never be...

Good job. That's something I'll just never be able to do and I've tried.
08-05-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,001
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't understand? You are supposed to go hard...

I don't understand? You are supposed to go hard on the front. What I hate is the guys in the break that get on the front and soft pedal. Pedal hard on the front, do your share of the work, then take...
08-05-16, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,001
Posted By jfmckenna

You can do what ever the hell you want. Just...

You can do what ever the hell you want. Just don't be surprised if the break decides to ride you off the back for not cooperating though. There are very good reasons why someone would attack from the...
01-07-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By jfmckenna

BTW North Carolina has had a very good series of...

BTW North Carolina has had a very good series of CX races going way back to the 90's I believe. I just did the Nationals course in Asheville yesterday and it was quite a trip and I'm pretty sure some...
12-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,595
Posted By jfmckenna

If it''s just dirty that's one thing but if it's...

If it''s just dirty that's one thing but if it's globed on thick that's another. I suppose it's possible that the chemistry of the mud could mess with parts or paint IDK. Some people choose to just...
12-18-15, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By jfmckenna

^ the Moto looks like a nice bike. Enjoy!

^ the Moto looks like a nice bike. Enjoy!
11-24-15, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By jfmckenna

It's got all the ingredients of a good cross...

It's got all the ingredients of a good cross course but it's too short imo. But then again sometimes you just have to make due with the space that you have too.
11-24-15, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By jfmckenna

Technically speaking single track is not aloud in...

Technically speaking single track is not aloud in cyclocross. Many courses have it and I personally like it a lot but if you design a course by the book then the entire path of the course has to be a...
10-23-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By jfmckenna

Th Cannondales are not bad at all as far as AL...

Th Cannondales are not bad at all as far as AL goes but a carbon or even a steel frame is way better on a CX course. Having raced all three steel is the most comfortable but carbon is so nice and...
10-23-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By jfmckenna

The problem with getting in a group during a...

The problem with getting in a group during a cross race is that you will then be traveling at the groups speed. While doing that there will be some one else out there going faster whether they are in...
10-23-15, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,428
Posted By jfmckenna

Pretty much everywhere. Unless maybe the course...

Pretty much everywhere. Unless maybe the course was designed by a mountain biker and then you have bad course design.
10-23-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,461
Posted By jfmckenna

I just did a race last weekend that had no tape...

I just did a race last weekend that had no tape on single track wooded sections and well mowed paths in tall grass. I agree it would be wasteful but I suppose in our litigious society that some...
10-12-15, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,654
Posted By jfmckenna

I don't see how tubulars are a PIA. I've had the...

I don't see how tubulars are a PIA. I've had the same tires glued on my race and pit wheels now for 4 years. No problem at all and still on nice and strong. Expensive? Yes true.
10-12-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,642
Posted By jfmckenna

Generally speaking if you are not passing anyone...

Generally speaking if you are not passing anyone then you are going backwards. My philosophy has always been that a cross race is more like an individual TT then anything else and so you should not...
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By jfmckenna

Ok thanks. Yeah they are pretty well used for...

Ok thanks. Yeah they are pretty well used for sure with scratches along the levers and more.
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By jfmckenna

Thanks for the info. Just curious, how did you...

Thanks for the info. Just curious, how did you know it was 1992? They all sort of look the same to me :D.
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By jfmckenna

Campy 8-Speed ID

Can anyone tell me what I have here? I was told the shifters and I think the crank was 1992 Record but I don't know how to tell. I seem to remember the old Record stuff had date stamp system with...
08-14-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,677
Posted By jfmckenna

Like all things in life... It depends.

Like all things in life... It depends.
08-14-15, 10:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By jfmckenna

Did You Take the USA Cycling Survey?

Talking about this one: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/raceparticipation2015


They start off asking you what your major discipline is. Mine is cyclocross, road then MTB so I check that off and...
08-14-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By jfmckenna

IIRC the Carolina Cup isn't really a crit course...

IIRC the Carolina Cup isn't really a crit course per se it's a bit longer. The rollers are insignificant. You will ride the big ring the whole time. IT seems to me it could be a good course to get...
08-12-15, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By jfmckenna

Yup Vector Pro's. I have a Vector Comp wheel that...

Yup Vector Pro's. I have a Vector Comp wheel that was trashed but the hub is different and the spokes are traditional nipple design where as these use the internal nut, which is a dumb idea imho but...
08-11-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,507
Posted By jfmckenna

Super cool. As a luthier myself I very much...

Super cool. As a luthier myself I very much appreciate that. Is this a hobby of yours or do you sell guitars?
08-11-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By jfmckenna

I carefully measured and this one is definitely...

I carefully measured and this one is definitely the spoke at 286mm length: DT Swiss - DT new aero (http://www.dtswiss.com/Components/Spokes/DT-new-aero)

I found a supplier in the UK but does...
08-07-15, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By jfmckenna

I will definitely measure very accurately tonight...

I will definitely measure very accurately tonight but it looks like I can buy individual ones here, given that these are the spokes:

DT Swiss Aerolite Bike Spoke 296mm 14 Gauge / 2.0mm Black...
08-07-15, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By jfmckenna

Wow you guys are fast. thanks. I think you are...

Wow you guys are fast. thanks. I think you are right Chris K. I'll get exact measurements tonight and check for sure.

Regards.
08-07-15, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,669
Posted By jfmckenna

I need a spoke for this old Rolf wheel

And I cannot for the life of me find any. My LBS can't get one nor any of my local experts. It's an older Rolf tubular wheel set but has no markings to indicate a model or anything. The spoke is...
06-30-15, 07:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,141
Posted By jfmckenna

+1

+1
06-29-15, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,141
Posted By jfmckenna

Something tells me that nothing is going to ease...

Something tells me that nothing is going to ease your frustration. Frustration over what? Hitting your brakes? Oh God forbid you poor poor baby had to slow down on your way home from work.
06-19-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By jfmckenna

If I catch them at the light I pull out my phone...

If I catch them at the light I pull out my phone camera and say, 'Smile for the Sheriff.' Get the plate too. The more complaints they get the more action will be taken.
02-10-15, 01:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,853
Posted By jfmckenna

I'm pretty sure contact is against the rules so...

I'm pretty sure contact is against the rules so the answer is no it's not okay. The only time, outside of one incident that got me banned and another idiot who I now get along with, that I have...
11-05-14, 07:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,124
Posted By jfmckenna

My team and the local University team do it every...

My team and the local University team do it every year. Probably should be done a few times a year but aat least once is good. I agree it's a real good thing to do. It's also fun too.
11-04-14, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,124
Posted By jfmckenna

Yeah that's why I suggested that actually. If you...

Yeah that's why I suggested that actually. If you do crash drills, which we do every year on grass, you reenact the front wheel over lap and the only way out of it is to counter steer into the wheel...
11-04-14, 02:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,124
Posted By jfmckenna

I saw it happen to a guy in bike race before and...

I saw it happen to a guy in bike race before and he crashed hard taking a few out with him. I'm wondering if steering into the curb would help in that situation. I know when you are in that situation...
11-04-14, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By jfmckenna

Cool guitar sound.

Cool guitar sound.
10-17-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By jfmckenna

Yeah exactly it's like hey wow we got sand isn't...

Yeah exactly it's like hey wow we got sand isn't that great! Not! It's more for the spectators I think.

I just run it if for anything so my bike doesn't get completely screwed up and believe me...
10-17-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 11,039
Posted By jfmckenna

Snow boarders always sit down and block the whole...

Snow boarders always sit down and block the whole trail too usually at the best points like a lip that you want to jump off of or in a blind corner. God I hate that! I wonder if there is a snow...
10-17-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By jfmckenna

Cyclocross is supposed to be hard ;) It...

Cyclocross is supposed to be hard ;)

It definitely does have a lot to do with land use too. You have to work with what you've got. I've designed insanely hilly courses before because that was all...
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