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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 05:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,791
Posted By Al f R

Due to being self employed & not always knowing...

Due to being self employed & not always knowing when I can ride I have developed into a "ride alone jockey"
Out of 26k klms, excepting around 600 ks of charity type rides, all have been solo....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Al f R

Hey Starclimber, I’ve just posted in another...

Hey Starclimber, I’ve just posted in another tread here re Zinns bike fitting. Mine was specifically about my 175 crank lengths which are too long for me & as you mentioned that your 175s seem a tad...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 02:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Al f R

My apologies for not elaborating. In Oz we use...

My apologies for not elaborating. In Oz we use metric measurements. I'm 5' 9 1/2 & my crotch to floor measurement is 83 cm X 2.16 = 179.28. So according to Zinn & his partner in crime Kirby Palm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By Al f R

As long as you forget the inseam X 2.16 formular...

As long as you forget the inseam X 2.16 formular for crank lenght cause that sucz.
07-31-06, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Al f R

This picture of my odometer was taken on my 49th...

This picture of my odometer was taken on my 49th birthday. I'd been riding for 18 months, & 2 months before my 49th I calculated that by averaging 23 klms a day I would make this 10k milestone.[or...
07-18-06, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Al f R

"Shimano recommends a maximum of three times to...

"Shimano recommends a maximum of three times to take apart and reassemble its chains.".......this is a very interesting comment, fact or fiction, the latter I suspect. Anyone who can explain any...
07-18-06, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 601
Posted By Al f R

Another person who can't follow simple...

Another person who can't follow simple instructions:)
07-14-06, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,148
Posted By Al f R

[QUOTE=HillRider]Worse yet, the Euros express it...

[QUOTE=HillRider]Worse yet, the Euros express it in Meters so we are even less familiar with what it means in terms of gear ratio and peddling difficulty/bike speed. Gear-inches may be archaic but...
07-11-06, 05:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By Al f R

I had to drill the hole deeper were the pin gets...

I had to drill the hole deeper were the pin gets pushed into on my elcheapo chain tool. So after doing several chain pin installations, with great success, I found that one time the pin just would...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 05:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 746
Posted By Al f R

.....not to mention the smaller circumference of...

.....not to mention the smaller circumference of the MTB tyre!
07-07-06, 01:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By Al f R

Who says...........please give your source for...

Who says...........please give your source for this information. Thanks
07-03-06, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 839
Posted By Al f R

Accept that you should not be sooo laazy when it...

Accept that you should not be sooo laazy when it comes to the front ring changes, practice doing it regularly.The best angle for a chain [indeed the whole drive train] is STRAIGHT, but unless we have...
07-02-06, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,607
Posted By Al f R

Are you going to walk the other 10%. I bet you...

Are you going to walk the other 10%. I bet you cross chain alot by using only 1 front ring. The weight saving for your style of riding will make virtually no difference. Don't be sooo lazy, you paid...
07-02-06, 04:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 583
Posted By Al f R

http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/publish/content/cycle/...

http://cycle.shimano-eu.com/publish/content/cycle/seh/nl/en/technical_service/faq_s/general_faq_s/which_gear_combinations.html
07-02-06, 04:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 839
Posted By Al f R

I vote for catastrophic operator error, what were...

I vote for catastrophic operator error, what were you thinking, 50/26 almost stall, then looking for a front change, got to be joking. Everywhere on the forum people try to get across DO NOT CROSS...
06-23-06, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By Al f R

I have had 28, 25 & 23s in specialized All...

I have had 28, 25 & 23s in specialized All Condition Sport, Pro & Armadillo. All these tyres are rated 115/125. The 125 is obviously recommended max, but as for the 115 assumable min makes no sense...
06-17-06, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Al f R

Are there shaped washers either side of the...

Are there shaped washers either side of the mounting bolt to allow for toe, they may be different thicknesses for the adjustment you are looking for. If so transpose them.
06-17-06, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By Al f R

What ever replacement pads you use, keep in mind,...

What ever replacement pads you use, keep in mind, the fact that most, if not all, wet weather specific pads are more abrasive & will wear rims faster than standard pads.
06-17-06, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,179
Posted By Al f R

Agree......[can't comment on sram chains having...

Agree......[can't comment on sram chains having never used one but] I'm sure some would be wrenchs who have limited manual dexterity & find simple instructions hard to follow should leave even simple...
06-16-06, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Al f R

Thanks S "We can rely on you" B. Very happy now...

Thanks S "We can rely on you" B.
Very happy now HR.
Thought for a while the Shimano "tell them zilch so we can sell 'em what they don't need" cone of silence was in action.
06-15-06, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Al f R

I'm a tad dumbfounded. If someone says they have...

I'm a tad dumbfounded. If someone says they have a click noise when they ride there is 15 answers to offer advice, then 2 days later the OP replies " thanks guys it was a stick caught in the spokes."...
06-11-06, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Al f R

Shimano Rear Derailleur Question

Is the internal clearance of the cage the same for 9 & 10? What about jockey wheels are they interchangeable? If yes to both Qs then I'll assume you could use a 10 speed derailleur with an 8 & 9 chain
06-10-06, 09:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,253
Posted By Al f R

Don't put up with cramping, as with other posters...

Don't put up with cramping, as with other posters here, those that have had cramps & now say they have lessoned or eliminated them all have the same theme "" electrolytes"" suffer no more GET INTO...
06-10-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,747
Posted By Al f R

I've had chain suck on my old hybrid when the...

I've had chain suck on my old hybrid when the chain has been in desperate need of a clean.. you know the look, dags of oil & grime when the links are so caked up you can’t distinguish the individual ...
06-10-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,253
Posted By Al f R

I have been a serial cramper most of my life,...

I have been a serial cramper most of my life, often just a nigle or two or full blown cramps catching you unawares even while resting. Lack of electrolytes in the muscles. Sorry to say but bananas...
06-10-06, 01:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,747
Posted By Al f R

[QUOTE=jimmythefly]Triples don't do as well when...

[QUOTE=jimmythefly]Triples don't do as well when cross-chaining (running big 'ring/big cog or small/small). Shifting is less precise, and more prone to dropping the chain.QUOTE]

As a matter of...
06-08-06, 07:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Al f R

I'm from Oz & also having difficulty bringing up...

I'm from Oz & also having difficulty bringing up any specialized sites for at least the last few days. Maybe they are doing a revamp? BTW I could not get Armos in the Elite range here in Oz, but they...
06-08-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Al f R

Actually 470 gms [my kitchen scales] for a 25. I...

Actually 470 gms [my kitchen scales] for a 25. I am currently using a Specialized All Condition Pro 25 on the front 235 gms.....
I'd say 470- 235= 235x2=470 gms for both tires. Admittedly rotating...
06-06-06, 01:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Al f R

Yes.......just happened to come out that way....

Yes.......just happened to come out that way. Well it was a specific Armadillo thread. Here in Oz though I would have written SATYRES. This forum seems to be US orientated

[Quote]DieselDan Yeah,...
06-05-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,300
Posted By Al f R

Sorry to disappoint you, I have had 2 flats with...

Sorry to disappoint you, I have had 2 flats with my SATIRES, 1 from glass, the other a peice of metal [no supprises there] in the first 500 ks on the rear. Fine the last 2000 ks though, getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 03:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 581
Posted By Al f R

39 months ago I started riding after a 30 year...

39 months ago I started riding after a 30 year "break". It probably is of no suprise that this "break" started the day I got my drivers licence. Now 23 kGs lighter & 23000 kMs later I can not get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-06, 03:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,121
Posted By Al f R

Maybe your to far forward on the saddle. Try...

Maybe your to far forward on the saddle. Try sitting a little further back. Might have to slide the saddle forward on the post. Just a thought?
06-02-06, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By Al f R

I think you have the bull by the horns! The...

I think you have the bull by the horns! The chains strength is enhanced by placing the pin through the outer plate first, in the direction of travel. It has nothing to do with the chain falling off...
05-29-06, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,139
Posted By Al f R

Old codgers like me & loving it !!!

Old codgers like me & loving it !!!
05-27-06, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Al f R

I do not have a MB, but I think this forum is USA...

I do not have a MB, but I think this forum is USA orientated & doubt Avanti is marketed there. [can't be sure though]
You may have more chance at...
05-26-06, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 538
Posted By Al f R

http://www.avantibikes.com/index.php?option=com_co...

http://www.avantibikes.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=16

Do you mean this bike.

Edit:- The above is an 06, the one below is the 05...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-06, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,012
Posted By Al f R

Double your speed & it takes 2 x the energy to...

Double your speed & it takes 2 x the energy to overcome bearing & tyre rolling resistance.
Double your speed on any grade also = 2 x the energy
But double your speed in still air & it takes 4 x the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Al f R

Yes, from the bottom. Well The B Hill is a good...

Yes, from the bottom. Well The B Hill is a good one, particularly the 3rd Steep, the last half of which I was in the Granny [30/25] and off the saddle. This was my third attempt, first one failed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-06, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7,983
Views: 260,646
Posted By Al f R

Yes........ 3rd time, new bike this time FBRB...

Yes........ 3rd time, new bike this time FBRB instead of a 15kG hybrid I used for the first 2, the first climb back from the Hawkesbury is a good one, once that is out of the way the rest seems easy.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-06, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Al f R

3rd time this Sunday, same route as last year for...

3rd time this Sunday, same route as last year for the 100. I did a training ride out your way a few weeks ago up Bumble which is 33 from home, then to Central Mangrove, Ourimbah, The Entrance & back...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,200
Posted By Al f R

Cause gear inches are old hat & should be kept...

Cause gear inches are old hat & should be kept for history lessons along with solid rubber tyres.
Seriously though, unless you have been around bikes for a very long time, gear inches are not very...
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