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Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,787
Posted By waltersc

On my CX bike I have used SPD, Egg Beaters and...

On my CX bike I have used SPD, Egg Beaters and Time ATAC. Egg Beaters have the smallest contact area. The cleats wear out fast and the pedals just don't seem to last long. However, Egg Beaters are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By waltersc

+1 on November, nice people with a great product.

+1 on November, nice people with a great product.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By waltersc

Have you considered cyclocross framesets? The...

Have you considered cyclocross framesets? The geometry tends to place you in a more up right position.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-12, 12:15 PM
11-08-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,760
Posted By waltersc

Both on my sons race CX. The youngest (10 years...

Both on my sons race CX. The youngest (10 years old) raced his first season on a steel Trek mountain bike. That thing had to weigh 28-30lbs. He lifted the bike over the barriers one end at a time.
11-08-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,544
Posted By waltersc

I wore thru a set of cheep aluminum rims in one...

I wore thru a set of cheep aluminum rims in one season. Last season was great, plenty of mud. However it comes at a cost.
11-08-12, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,519
Posted By waltersc

+1 But unless the geometry has changed...

+1

But unless the geometry has changed dramatically the TCX is similar. I currently race a 2009 TCX. I plan on getting rid of it because of the slow handling. It makes a great commuter, just...
11-08-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By waltersc

I have raced both CX and the road ( no longer...

I have raced both CX and the road ( no longer race road, only CX). While it seems everyone wants the lightest road bike possible, they are willing to accept a few add grams even pounds on their CX...
Forum: Commuting
05-18-12, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By waltersc

Biked up from City Dock in Annapolis, MD. My...

Biked up from City Dock in Annapolis, MD. My normal commute doesn't take me south; however I thought I would check it out. According to the sponsor they had about 200 commuters signed up, but...
Forum: Commuting
05-07-12, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By waltersc

While I don't commute every day (2-3 days per...

While I don't commute every day (2-3 days per week). My commute is 44 miles R/T. I do have showers available. The commute takes about 1 hour 20 minutes each way. The distance is not the issue, it...
04-20-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,128
Posted By waltersc

I am replacing my Ritchey carbon bars with Alum...

I am replacing my Ritchey carbon bars with Alum 3T. I bought the carbon bars before I started racing. I might end up buying an Alum frame to race with. I don't want to risk trashing a carbon...
04-19-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,128
Posted By waltersc

CDR, Thanks for the advice..I have only been...

CDR,

Thanks for the advice..I have only been racing three seasons and this is the first crash I was involved in (I have always been able to avoid them in the past). Up until now I have only been...
04-19-12, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,128
Posted By waltersc

Cost of racing

Last race ended with a slight crash, no broken bones, just a few bumps and road rash. My bike made it thru with two exceptions. My carbon bars are now carbon trash! My front wheel has a slight hop...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By waltersc

I don't like the Look cleats with the rubber...

I don't like the Look cleats with the rubber grips. I find it much easier to clip in with the old style cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-12, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 875
Posted By waltersc

Neuvations are not bad for the money. I have a...

Neuvations are not bad for the money. I have a pair (R28), but they contantly need truing every thousand miles or so. Not to mention I had to send them back for a rear rim replacement. The rim...
09-27-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By waltersc

+1 on the Eggbeaters

+1 on the Eggbeaters
09-27-11, 09:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By waltersc

I was hooked after my first race. I am...

I was hooked after my first race. I am considering making it my primary cycling discipline.
09-27-11, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By waltersc

In, see you there.

In, see you there.
09-27-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By waltersc

scicc, Next weekend Winchester, VA. Enjoy...

scicc,

Next weekend Winchester, VA. Enjoy the season, you can race just about every weekend into Dec.
09-27-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,871
Posted By waltersc

Like flargle said, sign-up, pin-up and enjoy! I...

Like flargle said, sign-up, pin-up and enjoy! I must warn you CX is more addictive than road racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 09:25 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 13,774
Posted By waltersc

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By waltersc

Elites!, great wheels.

Elites!, great wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,468
Posted By waltersc

Good point

Good point
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,365
Posted By waltersc

Does sleeveless jersey scream triathlete? ...

Does sleeveless jersey scream triathlete?

YES!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-11, 10:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 5,468
Posted By waltersc

I am sure DI2 is awsome, but beer in a can,...

I am sure DI2 is awsome, but beer in a can, really?
06-09-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,096
Posted By waltersc

Each racer has their own preference for gear...

Each racer has their own preference for gear ratios... Whether you use a 12-27, 12-23, or 11-26 will not increase your speed or make you any faster. I am sure there are plenty of racers on BF (like...
06-09-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,096
Posted By waltersc

For flat crits I like a close ratio like 12-23. ...

For flat crits I like a close ratio like 12-23. My normal cassette is an 11-25. 13-28 sounds like a really high geared cassette for Florida.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 600
Posted By waltersc

I use a bamboo rod attached to the ceiling by two...

I use a bamboo rod attached to the ceiling by two bike hooks.
06-09-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By waltersc

So much for the 3ft passing law

So much for the 3ft passing law
06-09-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By waltersc

MDcatV Glad I missed Mt Joy this year. Looks...

MDcatV
Glad I missed Mt Joy this year. Looks like things were a little crazy! I don't recall any issues last year at Brownstown or Kirkwood. I know last year Millersville had issues with their...
06-09-11, 10:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,096
Posted By waltersc

I race on a 50/34. No isues yet, but I am not a...

I race on a 50/34. No isues yet, but I am not a sprinter.
06-08-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By waltersc

OP, Brownstown Road Race and Kirkwood Road...

OP,

Brownstown Road Race and Kirkwood Road Race both have nice courses. Not to far from Philly (Lancaster area). Both races are organized by the same promoter. Also look for some training...
05-25-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By waltersc

Built my son a cross bike after he raced last...

Built my son a cross bike after he raced last year on a mountain bike. He can't wait until the fall.
05-25-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,846
Posted By waltersc

Try getting some slicks.

Try getting some slicks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By waltersc

Don't forget about the supplies for the house,...

Don't forget about the supplies for the house, floor pump, chain lube etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,050
Posted By waltersc

I am sure both frames are of equal quality and...

I am sure both frames are of equal quality and might be made in the same plant in Taiwan. But the LBS is the way to go! For $50 you get a lifetime frame warranty thru Trek, which the LBS takes care...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,405
Posted By waltersc

+1 PB might even assemble and tune the bike...

+1

PB might even assemble and tune the bike before you pick it up.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-11, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,405
Posted By waltersc

OP, You are correct SRAM APEX or Shimano...

OP,

You are correct SRAM APEX or Shimano 105 is a matter of personal preference. Some riders simply prefer SRAM to Shimano. Either group would serve you well. One advantage of the SRAM Apex is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By waltersc

+1 Many memories of the trailer. Wait until...

+1
Many memories of the trailer. Wait until there is two kids in the trailer, so you can break up the fight while you ride! Now I need to find a way to transport 5 bikes, without looking like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By waltersc

My Edge 305 just stop working yesterday. I was...

My Edge 305 just stop working yesterday. I was looking to replace it with a 500. Looks like a Bontrager Node 2 is the computer for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,299
Posted By waltersc

Conti GP4000 are great tires, however they are...

Conti GP4000 are great tires, however they are designed with performance in mind. I love GP4000s and use them on my road bike, but not for comfort reasons. Lower air pressure will not reduce the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,475
Posted By waltersc

Nice build, keep that gold chain clean! Enjoy

Nice build, keep that gold chain clean! Enjoy
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,047
Posted By waltersc

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,383
Posted By waltersc

I have Egg Beaters on my cross bike, mainly for...

I have Egg Beaters on my cross bike, mainly for mud clearance. Since my cross bike also serves as my commuter it gets lots of road miles. I don't care for the Egg Beaters on the road. I like to...
Forum: Commuting
05-20-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,693
Posted By waltersc

BTWD, I guess there was plenty of support in the...

BTWD, I guess there was plenty of support in the Baltimore and Annapolis area. No coffee breaks on my route. The encouraging thing is I saw more people riding this morning than I have seen the...
Forum: Commuting
05-19-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By waltersc

Great!, Before I moved I had a 3 mile commute to...

Great!, Before I moved I had a 3 mile commute to work. Now I have a 23 mile commute. While I commuted by bicycle 5 days a week before, now I am down to 3 days per week. Good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-11, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By waltersc

Wrong

Wrong
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-11, 07:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,418
Posted By waltersc

Switched to SRAM last year and I love it, I can't...

Switched to SRAM last year and I love it, I can't ever see returning to Shimano.
05-05-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,238
Posted By waltersc

+1

+1
05-05-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 517
Posted By waltersc

OP, Make a "punch list" of the items you consider...

OP, Make a "punch list" of the items you consider substandard. You are a paying customer, make sure you get what you want. Like LarDasse74 said ""I would take it back and politely request them to...
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