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07-21-06, 12:37 PM
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Posted By Alucard

Thanks, I'm going and can use this info.

Thanks, I'm going and can use this info.
07-18-06, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Alucard

Thanks HillRider. I appreciate the response....

Thanks HillRider.
I appreciate the response. I'll look into the spacer.
07-17-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By Alucard

7 Speed HG cassette compatablity

Are the 7 spd HG cassettes compatable with the Shimano hubbed wheels currently being sold? I have an older bike (1997) that I want to upgrade the wheels on.
Thanks for your help!
07-09-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By Alucard

I'm going this year. It will be my first time...

I'm going this year. It will be my first time also.

I can't wait, it should be a blast!
I have been riding 125 to 150 miles a week with some longer rides on the weekends for a few weeks now. I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-05, 10:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

Excellent! I will keep an eye on these. ...

Excellent!
I will keep an eye on these.
Thanks folks.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-05, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

dekalbSTEEL, How well do you like the Fast...

dekalbSTEEL,
How well do you like the Fast Forward seatpost on the Trek 1200 you are selling? I have one ordered and hope it will help with position.

Also, does anyone know if and/or how a wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-05, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

That looks like a good price! But, I think that I...

That looks like a good price! But, I think that I am going to stick with just getting the front wheel for now. Unless I can find a good deal on a used "set" on Ebay.
This stuff is expensive!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-05, 03:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

Thanks for all the replies. If I really get...

Thanks for all the replies.
If I really get into this and buy a TT specific bike, an aero helmet would definitely be on the list. But, for now, it will just be my road bike (Giant OCR2 Comp).
Now I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

All I can find on ebay now are 2005-2006 Mavic...

All I can find on ebay now are 2005-2006 Mavic Cosmic Carbone wheels. Those are (quite a bit!) out of my range. Is there another good place to look for good used wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 11:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

I kind of figured that they would be about the...

I kind of figured that they would be about the same. I'm just looking for the "best bang for the buck".
I didn't realize the front wheel was so much more important. Why is that? I guess because it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-05, 05:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By Alucard

Up-gradeing wheel set for TT/tri events

Would the Velocity Spartacus Wheelset or Velocity Spartacus Pro Wheelset be an up-grade to the Shimano wh-r550 wheels I already have?
These would be for use on a road bike for TT/Tri events....
10-07-05, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,752
Posted By Alucard

I just picked one up for $35. It is a 1986 model...

I just picked one up for $35. It is a 1986 model garaged and riden very little. Has the original undamaged bar tape and all. The only problem seems to be that the cassette and BB feel like they need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-05, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Alucard

I, personally, would wait until after the tour. ...

I, personally, would wait until after the tour.
I wouldn't want to break-in a new saddle on a big ride.
HTH
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Alucard

Yeah, I guess he's got a point.

Yeah, I guess he's got a point.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-05, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By Alucard

I really don't know either way. But, my Giant...

I really don't know either way.
But, my Giant OCR2 Carbon came with grease on the seat post.
HTH
07-17-05, 10:32 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 13,139
Posted By Alucard

That was a great race. He really did deserve...

That was a great race.
He really did deserve that win.
07-17-05, 10:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,622
Posted By Alucard

Amen!

Amen!
07-15-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 9,413
Posted By Alucard

Bicycle seats.

Bicycle seats.
07-13-05, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By Alucard

+1

+1
07-13-05, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Alucard

I agree! They only sent the shifter. They are...

I agree!
They only sent the shifter. They are going to set me up with another
until they get word on mine. They were very apologetic.I think the
understanding is that Shimano is going to send...
07-13-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Alucard

No didn't try the WD-40. Didn't want to mess with...

No didn't try the WD-40. Didn't want to mess with it, since it is still under warranty.
I took the bike back to the place I bought it. They looked it over and the mechanic messed around with it...
07-11-05, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By Alucard

Oops, double post. :o

Oops, double post. :o
07-11-05, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,359
Posted By Alucard

Found $12 Saturday before last! :D

Found $12 Saturday before last! :D
07-11-05, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Alucard

Well, I relubed all the cables and checked for...

Well, I relubed all the cables and checked for binding. I can't really
see or feel any problems there. I do know that when I flip the lever
and it doesn't shift, if I reach down to the cable at...
07-09-05, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Alucard

Thanks for the replies. No, it's not the limit...

Thanks for the replies.
No, it's not the limit screws. Checked that. And Sydney is
correct. It does eventually shift.
I have tried adjusting cable tension. That didn't help either.
I did a...
07-08-05, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By Alucard

Trouble shifting to three outer gears

I have an Ultegra triple setup. For the first five hundred miles everything worked OK.
Now it seems that no matter where the chain is up front I am having trouble getting the rear to shift to the...
06-27-05, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,788
Posted By Alucard

Glad to hear you got it figured out.

Glad to hear you got it figured out.
06-22-05, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,788
Posted By Alucard

I had a similar problem on a very similar bike....

I had a similar problem on a very similar bike. Turned out to be the skewer.
Thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=113299&highlight=pinging)
HTH.
06-21-05, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Alucard

Congratulations! I hope to do my first century in...

Congratulations! I hope to do my first century in two weeks.
What kind of training did you do to lead up to yours?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-05, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Alucard

Thanks! I learn something new here everyday.

Thanks! I learn something new here everyday.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-05, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Alucard

I just ordered a couple of these too. But, I...

I just ordered a couple of these too. But, I didn't know about any coupons. :mad:
Oh well! I hope they are OK.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-05, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 662
Posted By Alucard

+1

+1
06-13-05, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alucard

Javaman, Took your advice and tightened the...

Javaman,
Took your advice and tightened the skewer. Now only makes noise when I stand and peddle. :beer:
Thanks for the help. I'll see if it settles down anymore on the next few rides.
I will be...
06-11-05, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alucard

Thanks for the reply. Higher octane. Now why...

Thanks for the reply.
Higher octane. Now why didn't I think of that!:D
Yes, I have been trying to true them myself. And yes, I might be a little too anal about it. :eek:
I used to true my other...
06-11-05, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By Alucard

Wheel Pinging

I just bought a new Giant OCR Composite 2 a week ago. Love the bike. I'm still getting used to having 10 speeds in the rear cassette.
The problem I am having is in keeping the front wheel true and...
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