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Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,675
Posted By Clevor

If you consider when Flight Deck (FD) was offered...

If you consider when Flight Deck (FD) was offered (I think around five years ago), it was ahead of it's time. It offered both cadence and mileage data without having to install a chainstay sensor....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-25-10, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By Clevor

I have the B-Bag, and it's a really nice bag for...

I have the B-Bag, and it's a really nice bag for transporting a Brompton, but that's mainly to a hotel where you will leave the bag there. It's well made and beefy, but that's the problem: it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-09, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By Clevor

I took a close look at the derailleur and I guess...

I took a close look at the derailleur and I guess the hex nut the chain goes into is integral with the derailleur assembly, so there is no adjustment necessary; it comes off as a unit. Or at least...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By Clevor

So it looks like you have to remove the...

So it looks like you have to remove the derailleur assembly and there is a lock nut behind it, but when you replace the assembly and connect up the indicator chain (and nut?) will you have to do the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,072
Posted By Clevor

How do you change tubes on the rear wheel of a Brompton if you have a flat?

The rear wheel has a hex nut on the right side with the shifter chain going into it. I don't see how you loosen nuts on both ends of the wheel and the wheel would drop out so you can change the tube.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-22-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 716
Posted By Clevor

Presta tube on Schraeder rim

I have a Brompton and got some replacement 16" tubes from the LBS here in Japan but they only had tubes with Presta valves. The Brompton rims are Schraeder. Will the Presta tubes work OK on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-07, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By Clevor

I think there is a lot of machismo going on with...

I think there is a lot of machismo going on with picking a crank length, in that you will notice many use 172.5 cranks when I think they shouldn't be. I think a 170 might be best for a whole lot of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-07, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By Clevor

It's not just about rotating weight but...

It's not just about rotating weight but aerodynamics too. Corima feels nipples at the rim create turbulance and reduces aerodynamics. Shimano uses large nipples (pardon the pun) so they stir up a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-07, 01:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Clevor

Just as well as all fork manufacturers no longer...

Just as well as all fork manufacturers no longer offer cosmetic carbon weave to cut costs. Alpha Q forks discontinued weave a while back when manufacture moved to China.

The 2007 Ouzo forks use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-07, 12:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Clevor

Keep in mind the EC90 SLX has gained weight. I...

Keep in mind the EC90 SLX has gained weight. I hear the 2008 forks will weigh 334 gms or so, up from the advertised 299 gms of yore. On the one hand, there must be a reason Easton did this (oh oh),...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,134
Posted By Clevor

I suspect the 2008 Shimano deep dish carbons...

I suspect the 2008 Shimano deep dish carbons won't perform as well as the old ones:

http://www.rouesartisanales.com/article-4934445.html

Shimano is succumbing to the Pro team mechanics, who are...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,975
Posted By Clevor

While it seems fashionable over at RoadBikeReview...

While it seems fashionable over at RoadBikeReview forums to bash Bicycling Mag, a good way to improve your sprint speed is to subscribe to this mag as they have excellent training tips from...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-07, 05:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,281
Posted By Clevor

I definitely agree. When I first saw this pic, it...

I definitely agree. When I first saw this pic, it blew me away. But then I found out how much the wheelset and frame cost - Wow!

There is something about the Campy Bora Ultras on the Paris Carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-07, 10:48 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,135
Posted By Clevor

And if those wheels were Lightweights, figure...

And if those wheels were Lightweights, figure they cost around $5,500 a set (probably more with that T-Mobile paint job). No wonder the dog owner fled the scene. :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Clevor

Probably one of the most - if not THE most...

Probably one of the most - if not THE most expensive stem out there (if you can find one in the U.S.) is the Time Ulteam stem. There have been various iterations of this stem but this is the latest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,051
Posted By Clevor

If you think carbon-wrapped Alu is bad, how about...

If you think carbon-wrapped Alu is bad, how about that Special Edition 'white carbon' Pinarello Paris? :rolleyes: Yeah, pay a premium for it, and find out the cosmetic top layer of carbon fiber is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 12:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,824
Posted By Clevor

The main reason seatposts slip, whether they be...

The main reason seatposts slip, whether they be of carbon or not, is . . . (drum roll please) . . . crappy design of the frame! Mainly the seatpost collar area. Colnagos have this problem because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-07, 12:03 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,518
Posted By Clevor

Ain't nobody passing me on a hill or flats with...

Ain't nobody passing me on a hill or flats with my triple! I plan to run a 53/42/30 and that new Campy 11-25 cogset :D.

Actually, I have three bikes, one with a 53/39 and 12-25, one with a 50/34...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,460
Posted By Clevor

Speaking of the Devil! I just placed an order...

Speaking of the Devil! I just placed an order from them and have some complaints. For one thing, the outrageous shipping charges to FPO AP! I mean some vendors like RA Cycles and Comp Cyclist will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-07, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,160
Posted By Clevor

Some nut just bid $203 on Ebay for an '2007' FSA...

Some nut just bid $203 on Ebay for an '2007' FSA compact crank. It's supposed to be one of those old K-Forces that weighed only 525 gms or so. Problem is the picture didn't show up on the ad....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-07, 06:49 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,971
Posted By Clevor

Yeah, I heard LA considered it. My post earlier...

Yeah, I heard LA considered it. My post earlier on Boardman and Ferrari was incorrect; I checked the Bicycling Mag article and it was Francesco Moser who broke Merck's hour record, then Rominger...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-07, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By Clevor

A better choice would be HED Stingers or the...

A better choice would be HED Stingers or the Corima Aeros (not the $$$ Aero +). You can find these wheelsets for around $1200-1300 and they should weigh around 1400-1500 gms. I suggest 48-50 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,490
Posted By Clevor

The DA crank and front/rear derailleur are a...

The DA crank and front/rear derailleur are a smoked platinum finish, to distinguish them from Ultegra. I hate the sedate black/platinum graphics on my 2005 TCR C1, except they match DA products to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-07, 07:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,971
Posted By Clevor

Yeah, but wasn't he being coached by a certain...

Yeah, but wasn't he being coached by a certain Dr. Ferrari at the time? :D I recall Boardman's career was on the decline - until he hooked up with Dr. Ferrari. You know the story . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-07, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,174
Posted By Clevor

I had to do a doubletake myself, but I checked:...

I had to do a doubletake myself, but I checked: your handlebar should obscure your front hub with your hands in the DROPS, not hoods (just checked the CC website). Generally, with hand on top the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-07, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Clevor

It's really best to find an LBS that has a large...

It's really best to find an LBS that has a large selection of high end handlebars, and try them out. As I found out, it's easy to find them in Japan. One shop even had the Deda Campione (Champion?)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

Update: I won the bid. I was the only other...

Update: I won the bid. I was the only other bidder (???). Item was an Easton EC90 Equip Pro bar 42 c-to-c. I did an autobid but only had to bid once. I can't understand why the other bidder was...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-07, 12:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

OK, I checked again and it says reserve met. But...

OK, I checked again and it says reserve met. But I don't know why the guy was so impatient. Maybe he figured nobody else would put in a bid.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

Update: No the seller and bidder is different....

Update: No the seller and bidder is different. The bidder raised his offer in $15-20 dollar increments on 3 occasions over a span of a few minutes. First bid was $110, second was $125, and third is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-07, 08:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

Actually, you guys may be right on two accounts: ...

Actually, you guys may be right on two accounts:

One, he has a friend doing the bidding for him (I did contact the auctioner to tell him if he had the part), or:

Two, somebody wants the item...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-07, 08:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

Sorry, you might put in a bid :p.

Sorry, you might put in a bid :p.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-07, 08:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,832
Posted By Clevor

Why would a guy on Ebay bid against himself?

I am interested in a part on Ebay. This idiot is bidding against himself (no other bidder on the history). All three bids listed are his own, increasing in price by $10 each time. What is he doing?...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-07, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,256
Posted By Clevor

The biggest carbon impact from the standpoint of...

The biggest carbon impact from the standpoint of bling and hype are a full carbon tubular wheelset. All the pros ride them. You can get wheelsets now for around $1200 which should weigh around...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,134
Posted By Clevor

Well, the only other people I know who ride them...

Well, the only other people I know who ride them are the UCI Pro teams like Gerolsteiner, Milram, T-Mobile, etc. :rolleyes:. Granted, they are sponsored by Shimano, but I don't think they have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-07, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Clevor

That's without paint, hehe. To put this in...

That's without paint, hehe. To put this in perspective, a Paris Carbon is advertised as 990 gms without paint. Painted frames come out to around 1250-1300 gms actual, as posted on the WeightWeenies...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-07, 08:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,466
Posted By Clevor

The hardened Loctite that comes on factory bolts...

The hardened Loctite that comes on factory bolts are a quick-and-dirty method. I would remove the stuff (use lacquer thinner and a toothbrush) and apply liquid Loctite from a tube (blue grade) before...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-07, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,848
Posted By Clevor

If you want a basic crank upgrade and are not...

If you want a basic crank upgrade and are not interested in it being trick, light, carbon, unidirectional weave or whatever, an Ultegra R700 is the way to go with a compact. A DA or Ultegra if a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-07, 06:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,989
Posted By Clevor

The DA7800 cranks are not the lightest out there;...

The DA7800 cranks are not the lightest out there; a majority of the high end cranks weigh around 650-675 gms complete with BB and bolts. My DA7800 comes in at 765 with a BB full of grease (advertised...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-07, 06:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,872
Posted By Clevor

Can anyone divulge the actual weight of an...

Can anyone divulge the actual weight of an Extreme Power frame? It has to be heavier than a C50 (already a porker) since it is a beefed up version of the C50. Yet some web vendors claim it weighs...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 10:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,018
Posted By Clevor

We're waiting for those Philippino guys to post...

We're waiting for those Philippino guys to post so we get their side of the story :p.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 10:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,018
Posted By Clevor

Dropping roadies? How about dropping dumbass...

Dropping roadies? How about dropping dumbass kids?

I live in Japan and ride to the grocery store every weekend, about 3 km away. One Sunday I spot this 13 year-old kid in front of me, riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,018
Posted By Clevor

Sounds like Floyd Landis in his ATB days.

Sounds like Floyd Landis in his ATB days.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By Clevor

One plus I can think of with Shimano bicycle...

One plus I can think of with Shimano bicycle products is that a lot of them are still made in Japan. It's only a matter of time before they start making stuff in China. They have gone that way with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-07, 04:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,116
Posted By Clevor

Campy is great for blind riders. You can hear...

Campy is great for blind riders. You can hear each shift . . .
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-07, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,040
Posted By Clevor

It's been discussed on one of the bike forums...

It's been discussed on one of the bike forums that even as of 2005-2006, only Record components are fully made in Italy. Parts of Chorus components, e.g., innards of shifters, derailleurs, are made...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,523
Posted By Clevor

The Douglas Fusion bikes have always been a...

The Douglas Fusion bikes have always been a steal. Even the ones selling 2 years ago (listed as 18.5 lbs) came with full Ultegra, FSA MegaEXO cranks, Easton Circuit wheels, and FSA or Easton...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-07, 08:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,890
Posted By Clevor

No wonder ExcelSports is selling what they call...

No wonder ExcelSports is selling what they call genuine Team Toyota bikes for $2800 or so - new. Advertised at 15-16 lbs I believe. Great deal except they are alu not carbon fiber.

Someone once...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-07, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,790
Posted By Clevor

I was just about to mention this, that my Cane...

I was just about to mention this, that my Cane Creek ATB wheelset is designed this way. Looks kinda funky though.

I paid $2400 for my Campy Bora Ultras, but they came with skewers, wheel bags,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,309
Posted By Clevor

Yeah, you hear all this talk about spinning >90...

Yeah, you hear all this talk about spinning >90 rpm, it's mainly due to LA the last couple of years. I'm wondering how many pros actually spin during races as compared to training. I was watching the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Clevor

I just bought a C50 from them. While the frame...

I just bought a C50 from them. While the frame was maybe $1550-1160 less than getting it in the US, it's pretty much the standard price in Europe (around $2900). But since they are in England it's...
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