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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,869
Posted By aramis

They do assuming their drag coefficient is the...

They do assuming their drag coefficient is the same. Realistically, the most aerodynamic people are the fastest down hills and weight isn't as important. A big guy has a bigger body to slow him down...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-15, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,266
Posted By aramis

Run latex tubes and you won't get as many flats...

Run latex tubes and you won't get as many flats that you need to worry about bulk buying tubes.
Replies: 122
Views: 15,593
Posted By aramis

I just don't like it when the road guys race and...

I just don't like it when the road guys race and yell/swear/ride like its a Crit. I am pretty new to track racing but the mass start stuff is so much smoother than crits and road guys sometimes treat...
Replies: 5,912
Views: 697,124
Posted By aramis

Thanks. Sounds like it should work out then. ...

Thanks. Sounds like it should work out then.

Hmm I think I might just give it a shot. Fun for the 80 bucks just to see power numbers a few times.

Honestly I'm more curious how much power I'm...
Replies: 5,912
Views: 697,124
Posted By aramis

Thank you for posting that! So you ended up not...

Thank you for posting that! So you ended up not being able to use it because the chainline was off? How far off was it and do you think there would be any way to fix it, or is just getting the $250...
Replies: 5,912
Views: 697,124
Posted By aramis

There's another one "Bdop" adapter for $70+10...

There's another one "Bdop" adapter for $70+10 shipping. Only thing I'd be worried about is chainline issues since with a quarq you can't adjust the chainline when installed.

I actually have a 110...
06-02-15, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8,089
Views: 2,712,258
Posted By aramis

It's more aerodynamic (and imho easier to reach)...

It's more aerodynamic (and imho easier to reach) to put the 1 bottle on the downtube if you are really looking to make it faster.

Also that is one damn sexy bike. Maybe some of the modern...
Replies: 186
Views: 42,272
Posted By aramis

I've noticed that many track bikes fit smaller...

I've noticed that many track bikes fit smaller than their top tube seems to indicate. Like i usually ride 56 ett bikes on the road and do a similar
fit for road or track, but for a 56 track bike to...
Replies: 735
Views: 76,267
Posted By aramis

Did the Wed Night Races in the Mens 3/4 field...

Did the Wed Night Races in the Mens 3/4 field this week at Hellyer and got my 2nd Omnium win as a CAT 4. I was pretty happy and the racing was really fun. Tried out a new bike (giant omnium) and it...
05-28-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,577
Posted By aramis

Eh if people want to stay a 5 or a 4 forever it...

Eh if people want to stay a 5 or a 4 forever it doesn't bother me. I have been a 5 all year but I don't like road racing/crits that much so I have only done 4 races and fear of getting crashed out of...
Replies: 122
Views: 15,593
Posted By aramis

The RAAM guy (Strasser) just set the 24hr record...

The RAAM guy (Strasser) just set the 24hr record in a parking lot a little while ago. I don't know the logistics but it doesn't sound fun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By aramis

Well I tried it tonight. It was switched to an...

Well I tried it tonight. It was switched to an Elimination from a miss n out. I've been feeling crummy but did a little better and got 4th. Saw I was in a bad spot too late pulled back to go up and...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By aramis

Thanks for the tips. I have a better idea of what...

Thanks for the tips. I have a better idea of what I'm going to try at least. I like the idea of being in control of the pace or right with whoever is doing it. Also I need to watch for the ebbs and...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By aramis

Miss n out strategy

Just looking for any tips. I hate this event and it blows my placing in the omnium down if I do poorly.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-15, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,152
Posted By aramis

You can get those speedplay light - action pedals...

You can get those speedplay light - action pedals if it's really a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,590
Posted By aramis

I just ignore them and keep riding the tire.

I just ignore them and keep riding the tire.
Replies: 735
Views: 76,267
Posted By aramis

Hah that's me on the side in the shorts. Im a...

Hah that's me on the side in the shorts. Im a fresh 4, working to get my upgrade this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,973
Posted By aramis

Some guy who was touring yelled at the group last...

Some guy who was touring yelled at the group last week as we were going by, saying something like "you think your fast you speedy wannabes" we were just hanging on the wheel of our local domestic...
Replies: 735
Views: 76,267
Posted By aramis

Yeah I think I saw you out there last week. I...

Yeah I think I saw you out there last week. I started in the 5's end of last year and upgraded at the beginning of the year. You can use your time there to figure out what you are good at and what...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,997
Posted By aramis

Yeah it actually is pretty rough on bikes putting...

Yeah it actually is pretty rough on bikes putting them on the trainer. Sweat kills the handlebars, headset bearings, etc. get a crappy bike for the trainer if you use it a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-15, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By aramis

I just bought the campy sciroccos from wiggle and...

I just bought the campy sciroccos from wiggle and so far I love them. Nice and deep. Quiet freewheel. Little heavy but I don't really care that much.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,103
Posted By aramis

I just bought the campy sciroccos for 240...

I just bought the campy sciroccos for 240 shipped. They are almost the same wheels as the fulcrum quattros. They are kind of heavy but have 35mm rims so besides going up 8 percent grades they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,538
Posted By aramis

You can do better. Try to get a tiagra or 105...

You can do better. Try to get a tiagra or 105 equipped bike. It will work much better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 01:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By aramis

From a new racer, you don't need any magical...

From a new racer, you don't need any magical speed or fitness to race, just a license and a bike and the entry fee. Go out there and try it and see how you do.

I'd recommend riding with groups or...
Replies: 31
Views: 9,242
Posted By aramis

I've run 90/100 psi on clinchers at the local...

I've run 90/100 psi on clinchers at the local outdoor track in endurance races and it was no big deal. I don't know if it was faster or slower but I didn't notice any weird handling.

Note quite...
02-08-15, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By aramis

Check if the hangar is straight. Take off...

Check if the hangar is straight.

Take off the cable and adjust the limit screw all the way out and see if you can manually get the derailleur into the highest gear. If you can't you have a...
01-13-15, 02:30 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 169,257
Posted By aramis

Did the early bird clinic and CAT5 30-40's race...

Did the early bird clinic and CAT5 30-40's race on Sun 1/11 and it was interesting.

Only did some track last year (7-8 omniums) and 1 road race. Some of the riding was kind of scary bad compared...
Replies: 5,912
Views: 697,124
Posted By aramis

Thanks. Didn't know there was only 1 indoor...

Thanks. Didn't know there was only 1 indoor track, I guess that's the one in LA. I also didn't realize there are only 26 in the US ( just looked it up ). I feel lucky to only be 40 minutes from one....
Replies: 5,912
Views: 697,124
Posted By aramis

Kind of a random questions, but are shoe covers...

Kind of a random questions, but are shoe covers legal for endurance events (USAC)? I was thinking about it and I don't think I saw anyone wearing them at any omniums last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 11:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,412
Posted By aramis

I don't know why people get caught up in this...

I don't know why people get caught up in this stuff. Use the gearing that's most appropriate. If you're racing or trying to get there the fastest, you use the gear that will let you do that.. whether...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-14, 11:51 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,725
Posted By aramis

Just keep riding more and faster and you'll find...

Just keep riding more and faster and you'll find you're cadence gets faster. You just won't be able to ride as fast or long at 60 rpm.

If you're just starting to ride, just keep riding and don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,253,849
Posted By aramis

Hot! Now go ride!

Hot! Now go ride!
10-14-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,380
Posted By aramis

I'm with you. I've done a couple really long...

I'm with you. I've done a couple really long rides (100+) and yeah they were fun, and I'll probably do another if I'm going with some people I like, but I have pretty much no desire to go out and do...
10-11-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,380
Posted By aramis

Nice job! It's not easy. But you did a 104...

Nice job! It's not easy.

But you did a 104 mile ride and there were only 2 strava segments? :p I can go on a 10 mile ride and there will be 2 dozen segments with hundred (sometimes thousands) of...
09-30-13, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,880
Posted By aramis

Sometimes you can't signal, it just isn't safe. ...

Sometimes you can't signal, it just isn't safe.

Sounds like a jerk. Does he yell at every car he sees that doesn't signal or speeds?
09-14-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By aramis

Yeah 100-300 cyclists.. sounds crazy. I can't...

Yeah 100-300 cyclists.. sounds crazy. I can't imagine so many people on a weekly ride.

In my area there is a social club that has slower rides (I think there are 4 rides a week) , with one longer...
09-14-13, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 916
Posted By aramis

Start doing fast group rides. If it's too easy,...

Start doing fast group rides. If it's too easy, just go up front. It will get much harder.

After your kicking everyone's ass, go race?
Forum: Foo
09-13-13, 03:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,162
Posted By aramis

Just take MSF. Use their bike and see if you like...

Just take MSF. Use their bike and see if you like it or not.

Then worry about buying a bike, insurance and gear and all that afterwards.

I used to ride a lot, and now haven't ridden more than...
09-12-13, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,022
Posted By aramis

This is a cycling forum, weight is half the...

This is a cycling forum, weight is half the equation as far as going up the hill faster. Sure the 200 # bodybuilder might be "healthy" but he isn't going to be a good cyclist.
09-12-13, 12:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,368
Posted By aramis

His insurance company probably doesn't cover him...

His insurance company probably doesn't cover him while riding a bicycle. It's called "car" insurance for a reason.
09-12-13, 12:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,368
Posted By aramis

You can sue him in small claims and you'll most...

You can sue him in small claims and you'll most likely win. I think the maximum is 7500.

Collecting will be another issue though.

I wouldn't go through a lot of trouble going after him without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-13, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,904
Posted By aramis

200 watts climbing feels pretty darn close to 200...

200 watts climbing feels pretty darn close to 200 watts on the flat.

Only differences are going to be your position on the bike and cadence due to gearing. Well on a hill it's harder to slow down...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 10:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,015
Posted By aramis

If you can do 3.6 watts/kg for 34 minutes then...

If you can do 3.6 watts/kg for 34 minutes then just slow down at some point on the climb and then ramp it up.

Honestly if you can do that power I'm surprised you're complaining about doing those...
09-08-13, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,631
Posted By aramis

The answer is you probably don't need as much...

The answer is you probably don't need as much rest as you think. Doing two consecutive hard days isn't as tough as you think it would be.

Running and weightlifting probably doesn't help though. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,907
Posted By aramis

Hey I know it. I bought a tricked out mazdaspeed...

Hey I know it. I bought a tricked out mazdaspeed miata a year or so ago because I thought I'd get back into autox and car stuff. The car is awesome and the best handling thing I have driven, but now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,907
Posted By aramis

Eh, it's less expensive than fixing up old cars...

Eh, it's less expensive than fixing up old cars or racing motorcycles or shooting guns or cigar smoking but going hiking in the woods or playing soccer or reading a lot of books is probably a lot...
09-08-13, 12:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,663
Posted By aramis

If you're only going 50-60 rpm up the hill, time...

If you're only going 50-60 rpm up the hill, time for some better gearing. Even maintaining 70-80 rpm for a long time can be tough as hell for me, although I've found a lot of people like to practice...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-13, 10:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By aramis

Keep at it! You'll get there. I have a hard...

Keep at it! You'll get there.

I have a hard time riding solo for long distances, so maybe see if you can find a riding buddy. Makes it a lot easier.
09-06-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,696
Posted By aramis

You're better off buying whatever cheap fuji...

You're better off buying whatever cheap fuji mountain bike is $400 on bikesdirect and putting slick tires than you are buying a "road bike" from walmart or target.
09-04-13, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By aramis

Doing group rides with people above my skill...

Doing group rides with people above my skill level was the best thing I did for my riding. Get faster or get dropped! At first I killed myself and got left behind, now I even stick my nose in the...
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