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Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 03:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,171
Posted By pdedes

any properly fitting road bike for $2000 will get...

any properly fitting road bike for $2000 will get you about 2% faster. good luck with this.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,921
Posted By pdedes

spoke count, rim strength and depth are what...

spoke count, rim strength and depth are what count.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-17, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,075
Posted By pdedes

don't neglect a problem with your big chain ring....

don't neglect a problem with your big chain ring. had a folded over tooth that threw the chain repeatedly
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,520
Posted By pdedes

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/pdedes/Mo...

http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l630/pdedes/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150925_174643_zpsxzrpjjwh.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,520
Posted By pdedes

overly quick for my liking

overly quick for my liking
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,520
Posted By pdedes

i don't like the feeling of a twitchy bike....

i don't like the feeling of a twitchy bike. shorter stems coupled with traditional trail give this feeling. my breezer runs with the supplied 100mm stem. perfectly matches the trail.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 03:06 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,520
Posted By pdedes

i typically spec my bikes with 120-130mm stems....

i typically spec my bikes with 120-130mm stems. the breezer's geometry is such that the shorter stems combine with fork trail to give a lovely neutral-quick handling bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-17, 06:14 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,520
Posted By pdedes

you need the s/m. at 5-10, i ride the m. i love...

you need the s/m. at 5-10, i ride the m. i love mine. best bike in my stable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-17, 12:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,793
Posted By pdedes

ochs und junior moon phase. ride the de rosa

ochs und junior moon phase. ride the de rosa
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-17, 07:08 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,835
Posted By pdedes

Other than the custom route, having a good tailor...

Other than the custom route, having a good tailor helps.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By pdedes

former cat 1. was single till i quit racing. lots...

former cat 1. was single till i quit racing. lots of travel. lots of races. no work-life balance. 20-24hrs training/wk plus races.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,024
Posted By pdedes

you have hooves. spend on the bonts.

you have hooves. spend on the bonts.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 08:15 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

it's ~90mm

it's ~90mm
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 07:51 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

i'm an ordinarily proportioned almost 5-10 with...

i'm an ordinarily proportioned almost 5-10 with slightly shorter arms than average. i think you chose the right word chaadster, "familiar". bikes fitting guys my size are really the most prevalent....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

i think most people don't know how to transfer...

i think most people don't know how to transfer their road fit to an aerobar friendly fit. here's a quick and dirty fast fix to get you in the ball park. raise your saddle .5cm. move your saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

ETT is likely the most important dimension in...

ETT is likely the most important dimension in sizing a road bike. coupling that with stem length and trail to optimize handling and you're well on your way. the breezer was designed to use a slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-16, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,804
Posted By pdedes

please take off your helmets before going into a...

please take off your helmets before going into a cafe, a grocery store, a library. if you aren't doing a training ride where spandex is mandatory equipment, your practical cycling attire should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,257
Posted By pdedes

i have a jug of a potassium hydroxide based...

i have a jug of a potassium hydroxide based commercial degreaser with surfactants and foaming agents. will that work?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By pdedes

Instructions will be in english, not american?

Instructions will be in english, not american?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,152
Posted By pdedes

ceramics are a waste of money. cartridge bearings...

ceramics are a waste of money. cartridge bearings are cheap. buy them from a bearing wholesaler, ABEC 3 or 5 are good enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-16, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By pdedes

periodization is great even if you aren't...

periodization is great even if you aren't competing. rhythm, ebb and flow of fitness are not only great for your body but necessary for your mind. if you choose to periodize, make sure there's an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,751
Posted By pdedes

you are tall. clean looks to your bikes

you are tall. clean looks to your bikes
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,900
Posted By pdedes

12strings is right. you are riding way too much...

12strings is right. you are riding way too much pressure for your weight. your pressure choices aren't extracting the maximum out of your tires, particularly on imperfect roads. 25mm at 85/90,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,166
Posted By pdedes

if you can't come a cropper with rim brakes, the...

if you can't come a cropper with rim brakes, the problem is you
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

i'll take some this weekend in the fall colours

i'll take some this weekend in the fall colours
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 12:01 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 18,105
Posted By pdedes

got mine. form factor awesome. sound, less so

got mine. form factor awesome. sound, less so
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

http://www.bikeforums.net/18472535-post48.html

http://www.bikeforums.net/18472535-post48.html
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-16, 11:51 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

while i love chaadster's, i'm partial to mine

while i love chaadster's, i'm partial to mine
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By pdedes

a slim cut suit and cuff links, mechanical watch.

a slim cut suit and cuff links, mechanical watch.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By pdedes

love these ones ...

love these ones
http://media.cdn.ribblecycles.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1120x840/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/B/L/BLACBOTC295000000000_1_ZOOM_3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 05:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By pdedes

s/s ftw

s/s ftw
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-16, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,751
Posted By pdedes

it's a bike that works and plays. a modern saddle...

it's a bike that works and plays. a modern saddle and no kickstand would cut some of the pork, but otherwise, well done.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,007
Posted By pdedes

i love roundabouts, they reward aggressive...

i love roundabouts, they reward aggressive cycling. the most important thing to know is that right-of-way belongs to vehicles in the roundabout. so i want to get there first. i leave the bike lane...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-16, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,161
Views: 182,751
Posted By pdedes

on a sick afternoon, reading this post. this is...

on a sick afternoon, reading this post. this is truth and i'm already feeling better
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By pdedes

they look like straws

they look like straws
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-16, 08:54 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,039
Posted By pdedes

folding bead tires only. there are some really...

folding bead tires only. there are some really difficult tire/rim combinations and i have far above average hand/finger strength. mostly it's the first time stretching a new tire over a rim that i'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,566
Posted By pdedes

why are there so many fat cyclists? they eat too...

why are there so many fat cyclists? they eat too ****ing much. and distance is no measure, duration and intensity is. anything under 2 hrs, water will suffice. Bring as much as you want depending on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By pdedes

i buy most of my bikes unseen using geometry...

i buy most of my bikes unseen using geometry charts. if the bike can put the parts where you need them without crazy stem lengths (<10cm >14cm) so that it handles appropriately, you can get yourself...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By pdedes

seen it before. single use. expensive

seen it before. single use. expensive
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

caliente

caliente
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,039
Posted By pdedes

i got mine through sjs cycles. i remember when i...

i got mine through sjs cycles. i remember when i got my first one. it's a great on road tool when your beads are super tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

i like top tubes 54-55cm which is how i chose my...

i like top tubes 54-55cm which is how i chose my 51cm venturi
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

it's ~8cm

it's ~8cm
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,039
Posted By pdedes

with a nesting second lever.

with a nesting second lever.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 11,601
Posted By pdedes

where the builder missed with this bike was...

where the builder missed with this bike was clearance for 28mm rubber. i think the short head tube makes it a no go for many riders, although i'm a flip it and slam it rider (still have flexible hips)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-16, 01:18 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,039
Posted By pdedes

This ...

This

http://www.gbcycles.co.uk/images/product/prod_34518_2150.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By pdedes

wow

wow
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,675
Posted By pdedes

I laugh.

I laugh.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By pdedes

Wheels Mfg Derailleur Hangers...

Wheels Mfg Derailleur Hangers (http://wheelsmfg.com/derailleur-hangers.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,244
Posted By pdedes

i think the answer the OP wants is "no"

i think the answer the OP wants is "no"
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