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04-12-12, 03:28 PM
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Posted By crocodilefundy

^ yea it seems as if some one is driving around...

^ yea it seems as if some one is driving around looking for those Omega Pharma guys...
11-29-11, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,133
Posted By crocodilefundy

quit cycling and focus on rowing... you'll be...

quit cycling and focus on rowing... you'll be better off at 6' 3"
08-21-11, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,331
Posted By crocodilefundy

club roost cross tera. I've used them to convert...

club roost cross tera. I've used them to convert an old road bike to a cross bike. Make sure you have clearance though.
07-30-11, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By crocodilefundy

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/ Use this...

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gears/

Use this when ever you are thinking about gearing.

I hope you don't need a 34 tooth ring for cross. Make sure you have a cassette with a big range in the...
07-30-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 5,915
Posted By crocodilefundy

The riders will go where they are told to go if a...

The riders will go where they are told to go if a sponsor wants them there.
06-02-11, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By crocodilefundy

I think the tour does a pretty good job of having...

I think the tour does a pretty good job of having a downhill and some flat after some of the mountains. That way some one could attack and get a huge gap but they'd have to work harder for it. They...
06-02-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,344
Posted By crocodilefundy

I'd like to see the two lightweight indoor rowing...

I'd like to see the two lightweight indoor rowing world record holders. Henrik Stephansen and Ursula Grobler.
05-29-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By crocodilefundy

I loved the long solo breakaways. They are...

I loved the long solo breakaways. They are borring as hell to watch but its so epic.

I also think contador is learning how to race tactically. He attacked on an early stage that no one thought...
05-29-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By crocodilefundy

I think the giro was just to hard. Way to much...

I think the giro was just to hard. Way to much climbing. I know not may ppl like the tour formula where the riders all wait till the last climbing stage but this was just too much.
05-24-11, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By crocodilefundy

I'd love to see a slightly less uphill TT. One...

I'd love to see a slightly less uphill TT. One where the climbers and TT guys were relatively equal.
05-01-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 985
Posted By crocodilefundy

Please tell me that Popo is going for the GC... ...

Please tell me that Popo is going for the GC...

There are a number of the big teams with no real GC people, like the sprinters teams with their #1 bibs.

I would have loved to see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,189
Posted By crocodilefundy

What bothers me the most about this is that the...

What bothers me the most about this is that the driver had a 50/50 shot at killing you but there is nothing the police would do about it. If the guy had a gun it would be totally different even...
01-11-11, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By crocodilefundy

There could be some good NFL flims style pieces...

There could be some good NFL flims style pieces made, where they use everything to make the race more dramatic and suspenseful. But real time would just be silly. Teams would be sitting there waiting...
12-22-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By crocodilefundy

There is nothing wrong with having 5 bikes. Do...

There is nothing wrong with having 5 bikes. Do you think rappers are crazy that have 5 cars? If you are racing 2x per day having the SS is a good idea. It will also serve as a pit bike.
12-21-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,388
Posted By crocodilefundy

I liked the garmin chipotle pockets with the...

I liked the garmin chipotle pockets with the burrito coming out.
12-15-10, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,623
Posted By crocodilefundy

I actually like this campaign by the sierra club....

I actually like this campaign by the sierra club. The idea is to get normal people to try it. If you make it sound fun and easy they may try it. If you want to get lots of people to shift their...
12-14-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,408
Posted By crocodilefundy

If you ride a SS your feelings on gearing are...

If you ride a SS your feelings on gearing are probably highly biased already. I personally use almost all 10 gears on my 1x10 in a typical race. Then again i'm all about shifting to optimize effort....
12-03-10, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By crocodilefundy

You'll never need anything bigger than a 39x12...

You'll never need anything bigger than a 39x12 unless your winning UCI races. No cross promoter would ever have a downhill paved finish so you should be safe till then.
11-30-10, 07:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By crocodilefundy

Pbr

Pbr
11-27-10, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By crocodilefundy

I was very suprised to see full carbon frames and...

I was very suprised to see full carbon frames and nice carbon tubular wheels on the demo bikes today at the PA cross championships. It was nice for newer people to try out all kinds of the high end...
11-18-10, 11:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,205
Posted By crocodilefundy

Philly is pretty bike friendly for an american...

Philly is pretty bike friendly for an american city. There is plenty of green space with fairmount park. The housing is relatively cheap, its by far the cheapest big city.
11-18-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By crocodilefundy

Most of the frames will have the bottom holes for...

Most of the frames will have the bottom holes for a rack or fender. Some will have the braze-ons up top for a rack. If not you can use P clamps to put a rack on. This works every well i've ridden...
11-15-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By crocodilefundy

Any chance he said something to the feds that got...

Any chance he said something to the feds that got passed along.
11-15-10, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,101
Posted By crocodilefundy

your wheels will take much larger loads racing...

your wheels will take much larger loads racing cross. You should probably ride more spokes in cross that you would on the road. typically people race cross with the wheels you'd think of as the...
11-12-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,726
Posted By crocodilefundy

Its all in the definition of conservative. You...

Its all in the definition of conservative. You could be anti abortion and be all for deficit spending. Or you could be more libertarian and want less government involvement and less spending. Thats...
11-12-10, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 947
Posted By crocodilefundy

If you want Apex then go that route. I think it...

If you want Apex then go that route. I think it sounds like a great idea for a 1x10 cross setup.

The better wheels are always nice because they'll be taking some serious beating but are they...
11-12-10, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 738
Posted By crocodilefundy

that loud sound is typical of something on the...

that loud sound is typical of something on the rim surface. Your mechanic seems to think that there is some initial coating that will be worn off, which is why he wants you to use the normal pads...
11-12-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By crocodilefundy

If you feel so strongly about the "sandbaggers"...

If you feel so strongly about the "sandbaggers" you should talk to your represenative for usa cycling and tell them to create clear forced upgrade rules.
11-04-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,728
Posted By crocodilefundy

If you are drinking more than 2-3 bottles in a...

If you are drinking more than 2-3 bottles in a ride do you have to stop and use the bathroom? if you're riding like 60+ miles there has to be a place some where to stop and refill bottles.
11-02-10, 09:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,157
Posted By crocodilefundy

39 and 42 up front 12:27 in the rear. can't shift...

39 and 42 up front 12:27 in the rear. can't shift the front, need to choose which one to start with before the race. typically in the 39 even on the dry days.
10-23-10, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By crocodilefundy

be sure to check your chain length on the small...

be sure to check your chain length on the small end. when ever i ride a 34 small ring there is a lot of slack in the bottom half of the cassette. you might not have that issue if you are running a 46...
10-21-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 523
Posted By crocodilefundy

are you using a pressure washer? the seals on...

are you using a pressure washer? the seals on some of the BB's are pretty flimsy plastic. mine are doing fine with no major issues. just avoid spraying them directly with a pressure washer.
10-21-10, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By crocodilefundy

I feel ya... I won my first race of the season...

I feel ya... I won my first race of the season then broke my collar bone 4 days later. I've been on the trainer so far and i think its working alright. I flipped my bars upside down so that I...
10-20-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,711
Posted By crocodilefundy

if you run small enough rings you might be able...

if you run small enough rings you might be able to use a mountain one. you can hit well over 30mph with a 44:11 so you'd be fine with the smaller rings.
10-15-10, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By crocodilefundy

Assuming one runs normal tubes the sealant should...

Assuming one runs normal tubes the sealant should not ever hit the rim. Also if one runs tubless there is a rubber rim strip that covers almost the entire rim. Finally the aluminum rims probably...
10-15-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By crocodilefundy

i don't know where you get the 80% from. its more...

i don't know where you get the 80% from. its more like 100% for the first lap, 95% for the middle and then 100% from when you have to make your move at the end till the finish line. if your trying to...
10-15-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By crocodilefundy

Sealant is a great idea. your gage could be...

Sealant is a great idea. your gage could be wrong. 40 psi in cross tires feels firm but you can still deflect the tire a bit.

When you ride over rocks/ roots do you ever feel them hit the rim?...
10-13-10, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By crocodilefundy

First place in C's is clearly not last place in...

First place in C's is clearly not last place in B's. the guys winning the C races woud probably finish top 10-20 in the B races or atleast thats what our local practices have shown. There are also...
10-12-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By crocodilefundy

Petacchi's problem was that he couldn't...

Petacchi's problem was that he couldn't physically finish the grand tours, not that he wasn't fast. If he doped it would be more to get him over the mountains so the he could go for the green jersey.
10-02-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 29,589
Posted By crocodilefundy

just make sure you have all the parts to assemble...

just make sure you have all the parts to assemble the bike. The nashbar Frame tends to come with nothing.
09-25-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,380
Posted By crocodilefundy

i would love to see a tour with a longer...

i would love to see a tour with a longer prologue, a TTT, a long ITT, 1 super hard cobble day, some classics style stages. If only there was a tour were the whole three weeks were like the battling...
09-23-10, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,660
Posted By crocodilefundy

i always step through and i always go as fast as...

i always step through and i always go as fast as possible into the barriers. never had a problem clipping out. if you are going fast enough you can get setup and still coast up to the barrier. no...
09-23-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By crocodilefundy

could work. just make sure you purchase some new...

could work. just make sure you purchase some new brakes for the cross bike. also budget out every single part you'd need for the build. when you scrap bikes to gether you forget about how much the...
09-15-10, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By crocodilefundy

I find that my cadence range just varies more in...

I find that my cadence range just varies more in cross. I still hit over 100rpm's on flats. Having said that it is still important to be able to accelerate when you are stuck in a big gear in a bad...
09-01-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,500
Posted By crocodilefundy

I still want thing, they just tend to be bike...

I still want thing, they just tend to be bike parts...

I did notice that I envy other cultures that would typically be frowned upon in a capitalistic society. I went to a coastal town in mexico...
08-28-10, 04:00 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,506
Posted By crocodilefundy

what kind of speeds would they hit for a 14 min...

what kind of speeds would they hit for a 14 min TTT? thats only 94 seconds per person.
08-20-10, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,436
Posted By crocodilefundy

the green compound for the muds were specifically...

the green compound for the muds were specifically made to grip wet mud so they should have sucked on pavement.
08-20-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By crocodilefundy

I think you need to decide what your actually...

I think you need to decide what your actually using the tires for. If you are riding to cross then ride the best cross tires you can find. if you are commuting and riding in some dirt get what has...
08-20-10, 10:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By crocodilefundy

basically its the tread that restricts bikes to...

basically its the tread that restricts bikes to the road. then its the rocks the restric cross bikes from the major mountain biking trails.

if you have 27" wheels consider the club roost tires....
08-20-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By crocodilefundy

you have to use a sealant. i'd recoment stans...

you have to use a sealant. i'd recoment stans also. if you don't already have tubless rims consider using the rim strip option it will work just fine with most rims. there are plenty of youtube...
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