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Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-07, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By Thomill

Mission Bay Multisport is good. You can also try...

Mission Bay Multisport is good. You can also try The Bike Shop in Glen Ellyn as well as Alberto's Running Right in Highland Park.

Take care,
T
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-07, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Thomill

This may be of use to you:...

This may be of use to you: http://www.adv-cycling.org/routes/atlanticcoast.cfm. I have picked up some maps from these folks and thus far these have worked out well.

Take care,
T
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-07, 07:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,482
Posted By Thomill

Another vote for Rolf. I have these as well as...

Another vote for Rolf. I have these as well as the Elan Aeros and am very pleased with both.

Take care,
T
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-07, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By Thomill

Ah darn it! I just spilled my soda laughing at...

Ah darn it! I just spilled my soda laughing at that one. Nice one slvoid!

T
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By Thomill

Here is another report of a cracking integrated...

Here is another report of a cracking integrated Ram. I am not sure if this is well confined to that manufacturer or model, but this is a reason for concern on integrated setups in my thinking.
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-06, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By Thomill

The non-wedge version is the one I had tried. I...

The non-wedge version is the one I had tried. I do not think the wedge one was available at the time I tried the bar. As such, I would definately consider the 90x42 shallow wedge in the future.

T
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-06, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By Thomill

I tried the 2006 version a few months ago, and...

I tried the 2006 version a few months ago, and simply did not like it. At the time, I was using an ITM K-sword and the bar portion did not compare in my opinion. I toyed with the notion of going...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-06, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By Thomill

+1. I am a fan of the Vittoria Corsa EVO series...

+1. I am a fan of the Vittoria Corsa EVO series in general, although I favor the KS over the CX.

Take care,
T
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-06, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Thomill

I am going with their own hubs, yes, though I am...

I am going with their own hubs, yes, though I am not sure if they manufacture these primarily or receive from another vendor. As for the H1's, I have heard good things on these as well from the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-06, 09:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Thomill

I am in the process of putting in an order for...

I am in the process of putting in an order for one of their FLY tubulars this week. The skewers are out of stock, though. I have exchanged e-mails with the folks there, and they seem very helpful...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,178
Posted By Thomill

+1 on this, and those for the hands as well. ...

+1 on this, and those for the hands as well. Just as cslone said, I use these when the temperature hits around 20F and thus far have had good luck. Keep an eye out for sales at REI and Dicks - you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 860
Posted By Thomill

Sadly, no. I think I will miss my goal of 8,000...

Sadly, no. I think I will miss my goal of 8,000 miles by about 310 miles, give or take. I am confortable with the half-century distance, which is new for me this year, and try to do this at least...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,463
Posted By Thomill

I have used both, and very much so prefer the...

I have used both, and very much so prefer the ITM. Of course, fit is a very individual determination. I am eager to try the FSA shallow drop bars coming out (perhaps are out?), but am in no rush...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 08:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,094
Posted By Thomill

I will miss my goal of 8,000 miles for this year...

I will miss my goal of 8,000 miles for this year by roughly 300 miles. Still, I have set my 2007 goal at 10,000 miles and hopefully will make it this time around. I do not race, but do have similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,867
Posted By Thomill

Well stated indeed. More and more frequently, it...

Well stated indeed. More and more frequently, it seems, I am receiving quizzical looks from spouse, family, and friends about what I eat or do not eat, what time I wake or sleep, the number of hours...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 07:10 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 8,149
Posted By Thomill

I had hoped to avoid doing it as they are so...

I had hoped to avoid doing it as they are so costly, but I ordered and am awaiting a pair of Assos Prosline Thermo Airblock Booties as well as Sugoi Resistor overshoes. Luckily I was able to use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-06, 06:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,634
Posted By Thomill

Hey there, As many folks have said, saddle...

Hey there,

As many folks have said, saddle preference is very much so an individual determination. Having said that, I did try several of the models mentioned above and I think it is reasonable...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,738
Posted By Thomill

So far, I am at 6240mi since January 1, with a...

So far, I am at 6240mi since January 1, with a goal of 8000mi for the year. All outdoors in Midwestern rain, sleet, snow (my favorite riding weather), WIND (like today - 38mph gusts!) or shine. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 03:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By Thomill

I have the K-Sword on my Tarmac, having switched...

I have the K-Sword on my Tarmac, having switched from the FSA bars mentioned above. I have used it for about 18 months, and am in general very pleased with this bar. I only wish the drops had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,337
Posted By Thomill

Let me know how this works out for you. I made...

Let me know how this works out for you. I made the same call and was under the impression that my bikes were covered to full value. I was under the assumption that I had to have personal article...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Thomill

I am a new commer to Craft kit, having tried some...

I am a new commer to Craft kit, having tried some of their bib shorts over the summer. I was very disappointed to learn that they discountined their winter jacket, though, as I was hoping to give...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By Thomill

I can speak to this as I mix and match Assos and...

I can speak to this as I mix and match Assos and PI kit. I take a small in PI for PI bib tights and shorts, and a medium in Assos. Keep in mind, though, Assos may feel a bit small when you are off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,921
Posted By Thomill

Ah shoot.... I want you all to know that this...

Ah shoot.... I want you all to know that this thread made me spill my Pepsi all over the place laughing so hard. Priceless! Thanks for making the start of my usually dreary night shift in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Thomill

Adjustable Zero Setback Seatpost

Hey gang,

I am looking to puchase a new zero setback seatpost that has a good degree of control on the tilt. I originally had the Specialized S-works post but found that extremely difficult to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-06, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By Thomill

I have been riding the 2006 Tarmac SL for quite...

I have been riding the 2006 Tarmac SL for quite some time now. I purchased the frameset from my LBS in the US and outfitted the bike with Campagnolo componentry and Rolf wheels that I had on-hand. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By Thomill

Frames with Integrated Seatposts

Hey gang,

This year it appears at least to me that several more manufacturers are offering frames with integrated seatposts. For example, the Look 595, BH Global Concept G-2, Ridley Noah, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-06, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By Thomill

I have used the Mondo S-works tires (700x21c) for...

I have used the Mondo S-works tires (700x21c) for about a year now. I have these on one wheelset and a pair of 700x23c Michelin ProRace 2's on another. While the thin Mondo S-works tires are...
Forum: Great Lakes
08-23-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 98,450
Posted By Thomill

I live in Zion, Illinois. I ride anywhere...

I live in Zion, Illinois. I ride anywhere between North Chicago, IL, and Racine, WI, but my usual route is a 40 mile loop centered around Pleasant Prarie. I often hang out at Crank Daddy's in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 05:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,660
Posted By Thomill

I am still searching for my ideal saddle, but...

I am still searching for my ideal saddle, but have tried a few of the brands/models enumerated above. One thing to keep in mind, though, is the fit of your chamois, if you are using such. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 05:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,716
Posted By Thomill

This is my regimen as well, but I would certainly...

This is my regimen as well, but I would certainly think that it depends on riding frequency, distance, weather/road conditions, and type of lube. I have a fairly consistent riding routine of forty...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By Thomill

This is an interesting point. While I make no...

This is an interesting point. While I make no judgements on what Mr. Landis may or may not have done during the Tour de France, it should nevertheless be interesting to see how the advertisers in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Thomill

Same here. I was at my LBS yesterday afternoon...

Same here. I was at my LBS yesterday afternoon and had a chance to take a look at the new Specialized 2007 dealer catalog. In particular, I saw the specs for the new Tarmac SL and noted little...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Thomill

Delayed Onset Bike Fit Concerns

Hey gang,

I hope that you all are having some good rides this summer, and enjoying the season. I know that I have upped my saddle time to currently just under two hours daily and generally three...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-06, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Thomill

This works out fairly easily for me. I am 5'7"...

This works out fairly easily for me. I am 5'7" and weigh ~125lbs. I wear small in PI and medium in Assos. So far, this has been consistent across the board, including winter and summer lines. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Thomill

I agree with the above folks. On the one time I...

I agree with the above folks. On the one time I tried it, I ended up with more aerosol on the frame and floor than I did on the chain. My personal favourite is Pedro's. I actually just picked up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Thomill

Already sent him an e-mail :D and hope to hear...

Already sent him an e-mail :D and hope to hear from him soon.

T
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 06:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By Thomill

Advice on Custom Wheelset

Hey gang,

I took the advice mentioned in another thread and used Excel Sport's wheel builder tool on-line as I too am looking for a ~1500g wheelset that is well suited for climbing and in heavy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,547
Posted By Thomill

I am not entirely certain with whom you are...

I am not entirely certain with whom you are arguing, or concerned about inciting. In any case, as always, I appreciate your insights as well as those of the other folks who have responded to my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 02:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By Thomill

To that end, which production wheelset have such...

To that end, which production wheelset have such characteristics? The ones I listed above, I think, all use bladed spokes. I am still looking for a ~1500g wheelset with rounded, low count spokes if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,280
Posted By Thomill

Hmmm... glad I started reading this thread. I...

Hmmm... glad I started reading this thread. I was actually considering purchasing a set of Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels for the same reason, stability in crosswinds, as well as to have a lighter set of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 05:44 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,682
Posted By Thomill

Good one! :D :D T

Good one! :D :D

T
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,715
Posted By Thomill

Holy cow - that Colorado Mountain Room is pretty...

Holy cow - that Colorado Mountain Room is pretty impressive. I bet the price is too!

T
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By Thomill

I made the move from 40 to 42 initially as an...

I made the move from 40 to 42 initially as an accident - one bar was measured e-e while the other was c-c and I had simply ordered the wrong bar for my bike. On the wider bar, I did feel odd for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 06:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,096
Posted By Thomill

I wear gloves, and actually prefer the...

I wear gloves, and actually prefer the full-finger, padded/venter variety even in the summer months. I am so used to the armlet style monster gloves that I use in the winter here in Illinois that it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 06:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,199
Posted By Thomill

Yep - I do, and was sad to see them go. I...

Yep - I do, and was sad to see them go. I actually looked for them specifically in shops for a few weeks but eventualy assumed they were discontinued. Currently, after my commutes, I use washcloth...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 10:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,367
Posted By Thomill

Perhaps get a few extra bottles? It seems with...

Perhaps get a few extra bottles? It seems with every order from BTD or cbike I end up with more and more bottles. They may not be fancy Campy Record bottles, but seem to hold water just fine :). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By Thomill

+1 on the Vredestein Fortezza's. T

+1 on the Vredestein Fortezza's.

T
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 944
Posted By Thomill

I have used the Look Keo's for about a year with...

I have used the Look Keo's for about a year with the black cleats. I must be one of those odd fellows in that no-float feels best to me... and my knees. Other than some comparatively high wear, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-06, 09:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,547
Posted By Thomill

Experiences with Serotta and Seven

Hey gang,

I am considering the purchase of a custom Serotta or Seven bike this summer. I have sold my Cervelo Soloist Carbon - it just was not the bike for me - but will probably reuse some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-06, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,003
Posted By Thomill

+1 on this, after checking your fit as others...

+1 on this, after checking your fit as others have mentioned to the OP. I use the middle level of Specialized tape, the Body Geometry Bar Phat Tape. There is also the basic S-Wrap and even thicker...
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