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Posted By Trouble

I can see no advantage going from a 622 down to a...

I can see no advantage going from a 622 down to a 584. I can see going up from a 26" mtb application though.

Here is my reply for later use:
Currently on my 29er I am running a 622-60 Big...
Forum: Foo
12-13-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 215
Posted By Trouble

For the animals

Every year I struggle with the significance and celebration of Christmas and every year I come to the same conclusion...

I happened across a little story that made the news, it's not the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,433
Posted By Trouble

Bringing up an older thread....again.

I have said this until I can't say it anymore. [but I am]
Going to the LBS and having Goofy take out his plumb bob to put you at KOP and goniometer to put you at 30 degrees while statically fitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,173
Posted By Trouble

The full size and the next up half size share the...

The full size and the next up half size share the same last (length). Only that the half size up has more volume. I have a low volume foot so I never get the half size.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By Trouble

lightweight (carbon) bikes are over rated and...

lightweight (carbon) bikes are over rated and over priced. Steel rides like a dream...lol.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-11, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 822
Posted By Trouble

This is comforting to read as my soon to be next...

This is comforting to read as my soon to be next group will be Force.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 06:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By Trouble

You say you feel too stretched out...a shorter...

You say you feel too stretched out...a shorter stem serves the same function as raising without the complications of raising.
The only way you'll know is to try all the changes yourself.
...
05-21-11, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Trouble

I've gone tubeless on off-road riding. For the...

I've gone tubeless on off-road riding.
For the road, I use the right size tube (or larger) with lower pressure.

But, I agree with contango, the Schwalbe tires are great for what he describes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,939
Posted By Trouble

This explains why I don't like the fit of Shoei...

This explains why I don't like the fit of Shoei and Giro...I'm not a round head.
Thanks, now I need to buy a Bell.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-11, 06:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 963
Posted By Trouble

The ear question made me laugh...sorry, never...

The ear question made me laugh...sorry, never heard what you describe.
I love riding in rain, not nasty rainstorms though and I'd avoid tornadoes.
05-21-11, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Trouble

Yeah, stay off the trails.

Yeah, stay off the trails.
05-21-11, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Trouble

Quality...$700???? Dunno bout dat.

Quality...$700???? Dunno bout dat.
05-21-11, 06:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 7,750
Posted By Trouble

Put sealant in the rear tire for today's ride.

Put sealant in the rear tire for today's ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 07:42 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Trouble

I gave up OCD a couple of months ago and life is...

I gave up OCD a couple of months ago and life is soooo much easier. I just don't care anymore about labels facing forward, older items up front and used first. It's a lot less pressure.
Thanks to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Trouble

No ego, no blowing off. Usually doing my own...

No ego, no blowing off.
Usually doing my own ride if riding solo...so, if they are going same speed, I'll hang back several feet and wait for an opportunity to pass and say good morning.
If going...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 04:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,074
Posted By Trouble

Recently sold the KTM 450 and riding a lot more...

Recently sold the KTM 450 and riding a lot more mtb. I tried to ride slower too, but I would rather not ride. Besides, the exercise is much more fun...and cheaper.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 430
Posted By Trouble

Love my FSA Omega compacts. Don't spend enough...

Love my FSA Omega compacts. Don't spend enough time on the top to benefit from the flat top, but love the drop curve.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Trouble

You have fallen into all the rule of thumb traps...

You have fallen into all the rule of thumb traps out there.
Raise your seat and move it back.
Put the 110 stem back on and flip it down.
You are too crunched up.
What size stem was on the rented...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-11, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By Trouble

Go custom steel frame and problem solved plus...

Go custom steel frame and problem solved plus you'll have a rockin cool frame forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 07:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,074
Posted By Trouble

I agree from experience. Next beers...

I agree from experience.



Next beers on me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

It does take pressure off your IT and No, you're...

It does take pressure off your IT and No, you're not sitting on soft tissue, by that I mean your perineum. It used to be when I hit the 3 hour mark my sitbones hurt. It was because I wasn't sitting...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,074
Posted By Trouble

Now you're catch'in on. I'm starting to think...

Now you're catch'in on. I'm starting to think you didn't pick up on my facetiousness....what do I have to do?

***Put your back, arse and feet up against the wall, bend over at the waist, keeping...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Many thanks to those on this thread who...

Many thanks to those on this thread who contributed with good solid information and insight into some of the mysteries of bike fitting.

The video about lowering the bars has helped me a lot, I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,074
Posted By Trouble

And you're perpetuating it with even more bad...

And you're perpetuating it with even more bad advice. Core cannot keep you riding, it's balance.



You got it.



When a fitter takes out a plum bob and goniometer - RUN - RUN - RUN! ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Yesterday's ride felt really dialed in. A quick...

Yesterday's ride felt really dialed in. A quick measure of the bar drop was 7 cm. Never thought I'd be comfortable with that much drop. Getting the saddle height/set-back good is finally where I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Trouble

Keep in mind, we're talking about a seat post...

Keep in mind, we're talking about a seat post here. I don't know about you guys, but I don't want to have to screw around with it like the below statement. Set it and forget it.

Here is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-11, 07:58 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Excellent points, thanks. I'll be using a video...

Excellent points, thanks.
I'll be using a video to see how my posture is... I'm also curious about my leg extension, although I've tried using climbing a hill as a better gauge to saddle height than...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Trouble

Did you mess with either your bike or body...

Did you mess with either your bike or body position or both?
Did you ride with greater effort on either ride?
Did you get more sleep?
Hydrated more?
Under stress?

The difference between 37 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 659
Posted By Trouble

Position on the bike is what creates the flatter...

Position on the bike is what creates the flatter back. There is a great thread going around on lowering bars.



If I start out slowly and ramp up, never going all out (except towards the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,472
Posted By Trouble

Who else; Ritchey WCS Alloy 2-Bolt

I bought the Ritchey WCS Alloy 2-Bolt seatpost and have had nothing but trouble getting it to hold my saddle in position.
It's difficult to adjust the saddle tilt because as you tighten the bolts...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

The bar drop concept is definitely working for...

The bar drop concept is definitely working for me. It has eliminated the shoulder/neck discomfort associated with road shock being caused by the turtle position.
Because I have the leg/back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-11, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By Trouble

Best one yet. Cept I have to have mine jacked...

Best one yet.
Cept I have to have mine jacked to the left a bit due to about 1 cm retraction of my left clavicle. Just makes me feel better on longer rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-11, 11:23 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

True. When you think the saddle needs to go back...

True. When you think the saddle needs to go back because there's too much weight on the hands, it just might be that the saddle needs to go forward and up and the bars need to be lowered? This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Lowered bars

Took to the road the last 3 days with allen wrenchs and an open mind. I am now with a stem flipped down and lowered to a 6.75 cm bar drop (never thought this would be comfortable), saddle back 8.5...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Trouble

Go custom steel.

Go custom steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Hi, my name is ___ and I'm a position addict. ...

Hi, my name is ___ and I'm a position addict. Yep, I jacked with my Sunday position...badly...I put on the 120 stem, flipped it down, lowered all the way, came home, put on the steeper drop 110...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

30 minutes into a ride I moved my seat back about...

30 minutes into a ride I moved my seat back about 2 mm, 45 minutes into the 3 hr 15 min ride I dropped my 110 mm stem down 2 cm and it felt great, especially on bumpy road, there was no transmission...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Thanks for that post oldbobcat, great perspective...

Thanks for that post oldbobcat, great perspective and excellent description. It makes me think that I am heading in the direction with my own fit.
I'll have to experiment with rolling my pelvic...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 06:04 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Hey rat fink, I like the concept of the video...

Hey rat fink, I like the concept of the video about sitting upright-weight bearing along with the back explanation and visualization. I like the second position, not sure how comfortable the third...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 65,765
Posted By Trouble

Finally, a thread that talks about how to sit on...

Finally, a thread that talks about how to sit on the bike.
Like the OP, I have found comfort in sitting properly on the bike and like some others have mentioned, lowering the bars instead of raising...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,859
Posted By Trouble

I think it's the spin cycle...seat...

I think it's the spin cycle...seat position...spin higher cadence, lighter load and go easy for warming up...there, diagnosed.
You don't need to "pay" for a bike fit. Read some of the fit articles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By Trouble

I have and I am amazed that some bike shop...

I have and I am amazed that some bike shop actually put them on that bike...unless it's a Muffy from Walmart.
Theses folks just need information as to how a bike should feel according to their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By Trouble

Many people have helped themselves simply be...

Many people have helped themselves simply be reading articles from Peter White and Steve Hogg. Then they get it.
It's about finding balance on the bike for the way you want to ride. That's all it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-11, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,827
Posted By Trouble

Adjusting bike to fit your current fitness is...

Adjusting bike to fit your current fitness is totally fine. It usually doesn't take much.
Adjusting bike like the Coasting and I have done, i.e. on every ride, doesn't work. I can attest to that...
Forum: Southwest
12-25-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,619
Posted By Trouble

See Mac at Sabino Bikes

See Mac at Sabino Bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 02:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By Trouble

Sorry, not into stickers, in fact I'll be pulling...

Sorry, not into stickers, in fact I'll be pulling off the Velocity stickers.



Yep.



I talked to two people at Velocity and told them what I would be using this wheel set for and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By Trouble

Sorry, I don't know the weight and I'll never...

Sorry, I don't know the weight and I'll never weigh them because I really don't care.
I'm the kinda guy who would walk past the woman with the fancy dress, expensive shoes, hair all done up and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By Trouble

Bike Porn - New wheels

White Industry hubs laced to Velocity A23 rim with DT Super Comp spokes.
Thanks to Joe Young for the excellent build and it was a pleasure doing business with him. From my conversations with him and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By Trouble

Could also be the seat post where it attaches to...

Could also be the seat post where it attaches to the bike, where it attaches to the seat.
Could be the handlebars.
It clicks with each turn of the crank because with each turn of the crank you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Trouble

"...carpet fiber is what my cat throws up." Ok,...

"...carpet fiber is what my cat throws up."
Ok, that is funny.

To the OP.
NEVER buy a carpet fiber bike new. NEVER buy a lower end bike new. Buy used, especially since it's your first.
There...
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