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09-26-16, 07:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By spoke50

Well I just got back from a hilly short ride and...

Well I just got back from a hilly short ride and it shows zero elevation gain, but the max elevation looks correct. This thing was working fine on my first ride. Seems I have a faulty unit. I guess I...
09-26-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By spoke50

Thanks for the replies. I don't use a power meter...

Thanks for the replies. I don't use a power meter so I think I'll just use the auto-pause. It was a clear dry day so maybe it was just one of those things. I actually stopped at a ridge line and...
09-26-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By spoke50

Garmin 520 Weirdness

Just got the new 520 last week and on only my 2nd ride I experienced something strange. Yesterday at about mile 20 the elevation jumped up to 6000' and the gain showed 2405' and never changed for the...
09-29-14, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,949
Posted By spoke50

Thanks for the replies! I wasn't sure if I should...

Thanks for the replies! I wasn't sure if I should try sanding down any part of the frame because it is very thin. I don't want to compromise the structure in any way.
09-29-14, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,949
Posted By spoke50

Aluminum frame corrosion issues

I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find the right thread with the answers. I've got an aluminum frame that is has paint bubbling up pretty bad under the down tube and now it's...
09-24-14, 02:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By spoke50

Sounds like very good info. I've learned some...

Sounds like very good info. I've learned some very good lessons screwing things up while attempting to do the job myself. I might just spring for a tool that is designed for the job just to avoid...
09-24-14, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By spoke50

Tool for Shimano Press fit BB

I've got to press a BB91-41 into a Giant frame and I was wondering if it is possible to press the bearings in without buying one of these expensive presses. I thought I saw somewhere where somebody...
09-23-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,898
Posted By spoke50

That's kind of what I figured. Something I read...

That's kind of what I figured. Something I read said that the tongues where there to help keep the road grit out. There is an assortment of these with tongues and some metal ones also. Thanks for the...
09-23-14, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,898
Posted By spoke50

Here's a pic from the manual showing an end with...

Here's a pic from the manual showing an end with a tongue that is inserted into the shifter itself. The cable set comes with cable ends that have long and short tongues and also included is these...
09-23-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,898
Posted By spoke50

So these could be used, for instance, as the...

So these could be used, for instance, as the cables that run from the shifters to the first stop? I'm a little confused because the manual shows using ends that have a tongue, which would require you...
09-23-14, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,898
Posted By spoke50

Ultegra 6800 cable housing question?

Included in this new set of cables is 3 or 4 pieces of shifter cable with the cable ends already attached and cut at specific lengths (see pic). The manual shows using cable ends with the long and...
09-22-14, 01:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,172
Posted By spoke50

Giant TCR tapered fork - Headset install?

I've got a new TCR frame that came with a FSA Headset that appears to not come with a crown race. Seems odd but I Googled it and read somewhere that this tapered fork does not require a lower race...
09-03-14, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By spoke50

Whoops, yes tooth count. My size is 170. Not sure...

Whoops, yes tooth count. My size is 170. Not sure I want to jump up to a standard 53/38 this late in life but this new Mid-compact sounds nice. The nice thing is the bolts are the same on the compact...
09-03-14, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,014
Posted By spoke50

Thoughts on crank size?

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Ultegra 6800 group and was wondering about the mid-compact size now available. I run a compact on a couple of bikes (34/50) with 11-25 and 11-28. I was...
08-15-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 807
Posted By spoke50

Shimano Crankset compatibility 10sp/11sp?

Just curious, I understand the 10sp/11sp chain difference but are the newer cranksets compatible with either 10sp or 11sp?
08-13-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By spoke50

Thanks for the link. There is not a good way to...

Thanks for the link. There is not a good way to contact the seller to confirm the shell size, so I guess I will get the frame first and verify the size myself.
08-13-14, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By spoke50

Thanks! Here is a link to the frame in question...

Thanks! Here is a link to the frame in question 2013 Giant TCR Composite Carbon Frame Set 700c Road Bike Frame Size s 465mm | eBay...
08-13-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By spoke50

I'm an OP and I cannot see a thing either, but I...

I'm an OP and I cannot see a thing either, but I was still hoping for some useful info.
08-13-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By spoke50

Hey I love the LBS, but I'm trying to build this...

Hey I love the LBS, but I'm trying to build this one up myself with whatever I can find and I might not be limited to 11 speed. I'm just wondering what I need to look for in a road crankset that will...
08-13-14, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By spoke50

A little Crankset confusion?

I'm looking to buy a road frameset that says it uses a BB91 PF. I have looked around at info on the BB91 and some of the stuff list the BB91 as a MTB bottom bracket. Anyway, assuming that this is the...
Forum: Southeast
04-17-12, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By spoke50

Anybody doing the Friday leg of this ride, I am...

Anybody doing the Friday leg of this ride, I am in need of a ride to Jasper either before or after the ride. I'm stuck doing the ride by myself because my brother got stuck in Kansas handling tornado...
08-16-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By spoke50

Thanks, not sure exactly what a race is, but...

Thanks, not sure exactly what a race is, but there was a rubber gasket on the base of the fork that came off in pieces. any suggestions on the type and size of headset I need to replace this with?
08-16-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By spoke50

Headset Help

I've pulled the headset appart on my heavily ridden aluminum road bike, because I was getting some binding. There was quite a bit of corrosion on the inside. My question is the bearing on the top and...
04-20-11, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By spoke50

Ran this last weekend - OUCH!

I haven't done any running in probably 15 years, so like a fool I did a 5k Saturday and I'm still feeling it. I guess it's my left hip flexor that hurt the worse, but I was pretty much sore all over....
06-13-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,329
Posted By spoke50

I'd say Pro Cycling, but just the thought of road...

I'd say Pro Cycling, but just the thought of road rash makes me kringe. It would have to be golf and yes I've never swung a club in my life. Just trying to think of something with a little less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,529
Posted By spoke50

Cigarett lighter power cable

Cigarett lighter power cable
05-30-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 8,239
Posted By spoke50

Check out my 5 year old's last tweet -...

Check out my 5 year old's last tweet - http://twitter.com/littlesallie
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 178,898
Posted By spoke50

http://www.littlesallie.com/images/bike/darkside_0...

http://www.littlesallie.com/images/bike/darkside_0001.wmv
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By spoke50

Yep... I'd stay away from the beach area, better...

Yep... I'd stay away from the beach area, better known as redneck riviera, the traffic is heavy & intoxicated.
05-15-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By spoke50

Rehab?

You gotta love this CL ad. He must of headed to rehab straight from the trail. The bike still had a thick layer of mud on it.

http://bham.craigslist.org/bik/1741272275.html
05-10-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By spoke50

All this talk about no LBS support is BS. I...

All this talk about no LBS support is BS. I bought a road bike on BD and took it straight to my LBS and had them put it together for me for a small price. A good LBS is going to try to keep you as a...
05-10-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 879
Posted By spoke50

That's why they make such easy prey for my cats....

That's why they make such easy prey for my cats. When something charges at them they just freeze. I've had at least 7 half eaten munks on the back poarch allready this year.
05-07-10, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By spoke50

Topeak Mini Pump

Ok so I'm not mechanically inclined, but this can't be that difficult. I got one of these and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the pump connected to the valve. The box shows a presta...
04-22-10, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By spoke50

My support crew watched one guy fall off his bike...

My support crew watched one guy fall off his bike on that hill and several got off and walked up. I passed a rider that said he had hit the wall right there and ended up calling it quits at the rest...
04-20-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By spoke50

Oh jppe, one other thing I noticed after looking...

Oh jppe, one other thing I noticed after looking at the numbers on the site. I didn't really pay attension to how many riders passed me going towards Adams gap, but I noticed that over half of the...
04-20-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By spoke50

I was going to post my own ride report, but I see...

I was going to post my own ride report, but I see you beat me to it. That was my first century and it was a good one. I'll post my Garmin results below. I got in under 7 hours, but I think that I...
04-04-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By spoke50

Climbing on the hoods?

Watching Flanders live stream I notice all the pros are climbing with their hands on the top of the bars verses on the hoods. Probably a stupid question, but I'm always on the hoods. Is their an...
03-24-10, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By spoke50

Ok tell me why?

I shouldn't buy this 29er - http://www.scottusa.com/us_en/product/8280/45570/scale_29er

Go ahead, tell me?
03-21-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By spoke50

That one has center pull brakes. Good entry level...

That one has center pull brakes. Good entry level bike at a great price though.
03-21-10, 01:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By spoke50

Still building base for now. During the winter I...

Still building base for now. During the winter I tend to try and maintain some base by staying on the trainer and getting out on the road when daylight and temps allow. I don't get to many 50+ milers...
Forum: Southeast
03-21-10, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 849
Posted By spoke50

That question has been asked here a few times,...

That question has been asked here a few times, but here is what I know. I have done Ft Morgan rd out and back and it is safe but flat. It seems like it was close to 30+ miles. The beach road from...
03-18-10, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By spoke50

The Shak twitter just tweeted a link to the story...

The Shak twitter just tweeted a link to the story - http://twitter.com/TeamTheShack

Super sad, just hate it for his wife and kids. Sounds like a really great guy.
03-14-10, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

So what I'm hearing for the most part is that it...

So what I'm hearing for the most part is that it is not that important to get in a full 100 miles as a part of the actual training. That is a good thing, because to me it is murder doing 60+ miles...
03-11-10, 12:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

Hey great... I'll be the little guy on the black...

Hey great... I'll be the little guy on the black Moto. I may even wear my 50+ kit. Aren't you the same guy that came down for the NC state bowl game last year?
03-11-10, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By spoke50

Only 500 miles and he had to replace that stuff?...

Only 500 miles and he had to replace that stuff? I always love those Craigslist adds that claim their $3000+ bike was barely ridden. Who pays that and doesn't ride?

I'd stear clear unless the...
03-10-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

That was based on the advise of another poster....

That was based on the advise of another poster. If I post this over in the Training forum, those guys will suggest that I do a 120 mile ride before the event. I'm sure I can complete the ride, but...
03-10-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

I did 63 miles last week in 3.5 hours with 4300'...

I did 63 miles last week in 3.5 hours with 4300' of climbing (16.5 avg ). I usually average 17-18 MPH with more climbing on my regular weekly rides, so I definately tried to pace myself. I think I'll...
03-10-10, 09:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

Your are right. It is an out and back with the...

Your are right. It is an out and back with the first 25 miles flat. That means the 50 miles in the middle will mostly climbing. I have been doing hill repeats a couple of times during the week with...
03-10-10, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,118
Posted By spoke50

Another "Century Training" Question

I'm tying to ramp up my miles for my first century in a few weeks. I'm just doing it so I can say I've done one. I'll be tackling a 75 to 80 mile loop with a couple of good climbs this Friday. I've...
03-10-10, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,164
Posted By spoke50

That's an excellant price for the Specialized....

That's an excellant price for the Specialized. Funny you should ask, but I rode the Expert 29r yeaturday at the local Specialized LBS (also just around the parking lot). It was priced at $989. and...
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