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Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 850
Posted By Tommyp

I have a 2004 F70. I'm estimating 3500 miles....

I have a 2004 F70. I'm estimating 3500 miles. Good bike. I want something stiffer since I'm big.
I'm sure you can do a search and find a ton of folks riding them. Felt originally made Tri bikes and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-06, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,869
Posted By Tommyp

Honestly, I don't get it... Even after the...

Honestly, I don't get it...
Even after the explanations, I still don't understand the point. In the last 5k miles, I've dropped my chain about 3 times, never from the cassette, and fixed it as soon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Tommyp

I ride Look Keo Carbons. Love them. Easy...

I ride Look Keo Carbons.
Love them.
Easy in, easy out.
The cleats wear fast so don't go walking around too much.
The price is slightly prohibitive unless you find a deal.
07-05-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Tommyp

Or today Martinez jumped into the top 5 thanks to...

Or today Martinez jumped into the top 5 thanks to the time bonuses.
As for Disco's tactics, they now have 3 riders in the top 10 (5 in the top 30) of the GC. They are not my favorite team by any...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Tommyp

I've contemplated doing such a class in the...

I've contemplated doing such a class in the past...still haven't done it. Regardless, I've been doing 90% of my maintenance for the past 2 years. I use the Park Tool website as my guide. Performance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-06, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By Tommyp

Check the front hub. It may have come a bit...

Check the front hub.
It may have come a bit loose or the bearings may be shot.
While you're at it, you may as well check your stem and headset to make sure they're nice and snug.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By Tommyp

I'd get one if they were sold in the US. Perhaps...

I'd get one if they were sold in the US. Perhaps I'll get one when I head to France later this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-06, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 319
Posted By Tommyp

Just get a new chain and save your time chasing...

Just get a new chain and save your time chasing the noise around from component to component...
I've had various noises on the drivetrain for over a month. I tried just about everything (servicing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-06, 10:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 635
Posted By Tommyp

I got hit today, the first of the season. I'll...

I got hit today, the first of the season. I'll expect another before the week is out. When it rains, it pours.
07-03-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tommyp

It is still way early in the tour... I bet...

It is still way early in the tour...
I bet activity will perk up as we hit the mountains.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-06, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 243
Posted By Tommyp

Use it to commute. Make it a fixed-gear for...

Use it to commute.
Make it a fixed-gear for training.
Winter bike? 10 gears should be enough.
Ride it on the trainer and save the good bike for the road.
06-30-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 805
Posted By Tommyp

Call me crazy but I think that he may have a...

Call me crazy but I think that he may have a slight chance. Team CSC is super strong going into this tour. Just look at this lineup: JULICH, LOMBARDI, O’GRADY, SASTRE, SCHLECK, VANDEVELDE, VOIGT,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-06, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By Tommyp

FSA makes 2 different clamp sizes. Take it back...

FSA makes 2 different clamp sizes. Take it back and see if you can get the correct size.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-06, 03:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 358
Posted By Tommyp

I'm yet another rider who believes that the gray...

I'm yet another rider who believes that the gray (4.5º) cleat is perfect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 311
Posted By Tommyp

Although I doubt it will happen, there is always...

Although I doubt it will happen, there is always a chance...

Interestingly enough, a motorcyclist in Colorado (on 36 between Denver and Boulder) got hit and died yesterday. The bolt put a hole in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-06, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 270
Posted By Tommyp

Some folks ride them on the track...

Some folks ride them on the track...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Tommyp

A lot of the clubs in Boulder seem to be racing...

A lot of the clubs in Boulder seem to be racing clubs.
That being said, I'm pretty sure that most of the bike shops have weekend morning rides.
I'd check in at University Bicycles, Bicycle Village...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tommyp

As already said, 44 psi is way too high. Go...

As already said, 44 psi is way too high.
Go with 34-36 all around. Check tires when cold and use a real tire gauge. Note tire wear, adjust pressure as needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tommyp

60 tpi??? Get some nice durable tires...all too...

60 tpi???
Get some nice durable tires...all too often companies toss cheap tires on bikes for price-point.

Keep your tubes well inflated (most tires want 110-120 psi). You should get a floor pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tommyp

After living in Colorado for 2 years and spending...

After living in Colorado for 2 years and spending the previous 5 years in PA (4 in Gettysburg for college) I've got to tell you that Harrisburg, PA is a much better place than Aurora, CO.

Denver...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-06, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Tommyp

Hmm...the tour d'italia? If you're for real,...

Hmm...the tour d'italia?

If you're for real, get a coach and learn how to say "tour" in Italian.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,329
Posted By Tommyp

I'm thinking that you want a 5. I haven't been in...

I'm thinking that you want a 5. I haven't been in their jerseys but I have been in their their bib shorts. I wear a 5 and I'm a 36 waist, relatively big legged. They strech pretty well and are super...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By Tommyp

I imagine that you can get a pair hand built that...

I imagine that you can get a pair hand built that would break the 1400g mark.

You'll probably need some light hubs: Chris King or DT Swiss
Go for DT Revolution spokes which are super light.
The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,786
Posted By Tommyp

Glasses, when cycling, aren't so much for sun...

Glasses, when cycling, aren't so much for sun protection but rather to protect you from debris and bugs. In many states, eye protection is the only safety element required for motorcycle...
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By Tommyp

You'll probably want something in the 86-92"...

You'll probably want something in the 86-92" range for racing. And a nice low gear for warm-ups.

Search gearing, you should find a ton of stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-06, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Tommyp

Bent chainring? Not sure how, but after a...

Bent chainring?

Not sure how, but after a crash I had a similar problem. My chainring was bent outwards and was rubbing a bit when in the smaller cogs...weird but easy to fix.
06-04-06, 09:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,924
Posted By Tommyp

Tyler will be racing again (met him this spring)....

Tyler will be racing again (met him this spring). His first race will be the World Championships this September, after that, he plans to be back on the Pro-tour next year. He has been training at...
06-02-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By Tommyp

Was he talking about the Triple Bypass? Juniper...

Was he talking about the Triple Bypass?
Juniper pass, Loveland pass and Vail Pass: 120 miles, 10,310 ft of climbing...
Registration is already closed....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Tommyp

cadence is measured in rpm...

cadence is measured in rpm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 346
Posted By Tommyp

A) Get some decent shorts w/a nice chamois...

A) Get some decent shorts w/a nice chamois (shorts help a lot (think about chamois creme to reduce chaffing, etc.)).

B) Make sure the saddle is properly adjusted (correct height, fore, aft and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 423
Posted By Tommyp

1) You'd probably be happier with the 45+ riders....

1) You'd probably be happier with the 45+ riders. I'm told by some Masters that it is less squirrley. That being said, I've seen some Masters that ride harder and faster than some Cat 5 races.

2)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-06, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Tommyp

Wait, you want color help? Don't worry about...

Wait, you want color help?
Don't worry about what your bike looks like, enjoy how it rides, or even better, how you ride.
Just get a black saddle...goes with everything.


Try the fizik...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 593
Posted By Tommyp

Check your rims and rim strips so make sure...

Check your rims and rim strips so make sure everything is in good standing.

Want good flat protection? Check out Conti 4-seasons. I had about 2500 miles on them. 2 flats total (1 front, 1 rear),...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-06, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 823
Posted By Tommyp

Yeah, get a new helmet. Not only have they...

Yeah, get a new helmet. Not only have they improved but it is recommended that you replace them every 5 years because the plastic in them supposedly breaks down over time.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 06:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By Tommyp

Minimum of a BB and Crankset. I'd update the...

Minimum of a BB and Crankset.
I'd update the whole drivetrain just because that is the kind of guy I am.

Ideally you'd have short cage rear derailleur but in the front, a triple front derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Tommyp

BeeTL, I'd have to say that this book is not...

BeeTL,
I'd have to say that this book is not for you. If it mentions anything about weight loss, it isn't important enough to make the index. It may mention it in the Nutrition section but I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tommyp

My old triple shifted fine, nobody should be...

My old triple shifted fine, nobody should be complaining about shifting unless their derailleurs aren't adjusted properly. The only problem was that I found the small ring to have less than ideal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Tommyp

You can get the newest edition on Amazon for less...

You can get the newest edition on Amazon for less than $15....well worth every penny. I'm sure the second edition would be fine but I've never looked at it. Considering how much money cyclists spend...
05-29-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 675
Posted By Tommyp

Good to move onto gel. You need less water...

Good to move onto gel. You need less water afterwards, they take seconds to eat, getting your hand back on the bars.
I find that GU (Espresso love!) and Honey Stinger are best for me. The powerbar,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-06, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By Tommyp

I used to have black out here in the CO sun but I...

I used to have black out here in the CO sun but I didn't notice any major problems. Yeah, there were some longer rides where they started to feel a bit hot, but nothing bad.
Now I have blue to match...
05-27-06, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By Tommyp

I'm sure people are doping out there. All levels...

I'm sure people are doping out there. All levels too.
Heck, if high school football players do steroids what makes you think that a cyclist wouldn't drop a fair amount of money to get a small boost...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By Tommyp

Check these out: ...

Check these out:
http://www.excelsports.com/new.asp?page=8&description=Swiss+Threat+Rear+Wheel+Shimano&vendorCode=EXCEL&major=1&minor=24

Hand built, super light (1443g for 32 spokes, 1416 for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Tommyp

I have the 150... The only difference is that...

I have the 150...
The only difference is that the 150 has a bike computer whereas the 120 does not.
I haven't used the cyclocomputer but I imagine it works....I only bought it because it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-06, 10:04 PM
05-25-06, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,641
Posted By Tommyp

Start with the clip on bars. Get a decent pair in...

Start with the clip on bars. Get a decent pair in case they end up on a TT frame in the future.

I like buying gear but I think jumping into a $1500 wheelset or even a $500 disc (only for TTs) is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 398
Posted By Tommyp

No comment on specific bikes but some things to...

No comment on specific bikes but some things to think about.
1) 105 is decent and is probably the lowest 'quality' component you want on the bike.
2) Looks are nice, but how did they ride? Test...
05-25-06, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By Tommyp

Here is the info for Loudon: ...

Here is the info for Loudon:
http://www.nhcyclingclub.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=108&Itemid=61

I can't tell you too much about it. I'm moving to NH and did some research about...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 699
Posted By Tommyp

I've got a 2004 F70 that sees upgrades every now...

I've got a 2004 F70 that sees upgrades every now and again.
Arione saddle, FSA SLK compact crankset w/Mega Exo BB, Look Keo carbon pedals, Ultegra rear and FSA front derailleurs, thomson stem.
I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 08:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tommyp

If you're riding for fun, there is no need. If...

If you're riding for fun, there is no need.
If you're riding as training to race or for specific fitness goals, go buy a decent HRM.

I'm new to racing and training this year (a few years goofing...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,316
Posted By Tommyp

Nothing gay about cycling shorts or any cycling...

Nothing gay about cycling shorts or any cycling equipment. You ride a bike, embrace it. I doubt you look at the pro peloton and think they're gay.


You wouldn't look like a fool in lycra all by...
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