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11-03-05, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By el Inglés

been there , done that ............. ( mind you...

been there , done that ............. ( mind you it was in a field putting a chain back together with a bent chain braker - not mine by the way , nor the bike as it happens )
10-28-05, 10:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By el Inglés

why not try swopping the pulleys over and see...

why not try swopping the pulleys over and see what happens - only take 5 mins and it´s easy to mix pieces up so ........
09-07-04, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By el Inglés

don´t as you could blow dirt past seals , same...

don´t as you could blow dirt past seals , same with power cleaners - bad idea on anything with bearings that are sealed , or not for that matter
re STI or ERGOPOWER - get cleaned by a pro it´s...
09-07-04, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 496
Posted By el Inglés

Ok here goes - go to running time ( it´s just...

Ok here goes - go to running time ( it´s just after the clock ), press the button nearest the wheel or the right side depending on year . this should cause something to flash at the top of the...
09-07-04, 08:57 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,804
Posted By el Inglés

fixed to the bike illegal : fixed to your waist...

fixed to the bike illegal : fixed to your waist and they´re legal !!! - `the law is an ass´
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-04, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By el Inglés

Check that you´ve got room for the 14 , I tried...

Check that you´ve got room for the 14 , I tried and found that the chain touched the frame at times ( ie when shifting onto the 14 and large bumps ) . Go for the 105 cassette as this can be seperated...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-04, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By el Inglés

Yes it´s possible , yes it does affect the...

Yes it´s possible , yes it does affect the shifting and why bother when it allows you to change the cables without removing the handlebartape ?
It´s a design / copyright thing and the only...
09-03-04, 09:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By el Inglés

HAVE YOU TRIED CLEANING THE TUBE BEFORE STICKING...

HAVE YOU TRIED CLEANING THE TUBE BEFORE STICKING ON THE PATCH ******************************
are you lazy or just dumb? .
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-04, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,973
Posted By el Inglés

No they don´t , but they can´t compensate for a...

No they don´t , but they can´t compensate for a poor installation and that´s normally more the problem . Too soft can be a problem as can using one of the latest pro style minimalist saddles - just...
08-06-04, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,505
Posted By el Inglés

Have heard , and seen , this coming from the...

Have heard , and seen , this coming from the pedals - are the cleats old or new ?
08-03-04, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,737
Posted By el Inglés

Just as a side issue don´t try using south...

Just as a side issue don´t try using south american films and tv to learn castilliano to visit Spain as the vocabulary is different and the Spanish will always take the pee out of the south americans...
07-27-04, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,125
Posted By el Inglés

You could try standing on tip toe / walking up...

You could try standing on tip toe / walking up stairs on tip toe / coming up to point and down , which ever is easiest for you but do it first with toes in then repeat with toes out - but start...
07-23-04, 09:36 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,737
Posted By el Inglés

It may have more to do with the audience that...

It may have more to do with the audience that hollywood movies are aimed at ; adolecent males between 14 and 24 years of age - that´s where the money is , but it don´t make for culture . The miracle...
07-20-04, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By el Inglés

Yes sleeveless is very much cooler in hot weather...

Yes sleeveless is very much cooler in hot weather , and here it can get very hot .

remember that bare skin With a good sunblock keeps cooler than just bare skin .( don´t forget your ears )
07-20-04, 08:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,125
Posted By el Inglés

When I first started using SPD´s I did have...

When I first started using SPD´s I did have trouble with soreness and cramping on the outside of the right calf , I later noticed that this ankle bent inwards ( an effect of a break some years ago )...
07-13-04, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,125
Posted By el Inglés

If the adjustment ( position ) of the cleat is...

If the adjustment ( position ) of the cleat is wrong then changing the cleat size wont help - sounds more a shoe problem to me - and remember too stiff a sole can be very uncomfortable unless you do...
07-13-04, 08:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,727
Posted By el Inglés

and of course don´t forget the Comet , first jet...

and of course don´t forget the Comet , first jet airliner in service : they started to fall out of the sky and the cause was traced to metal fatigue and a redesign of the tail section solved the...
07-13-04, 08:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,727
Posted By el Inglés

Not quite as when riding the loads are different...

Not quite as when riding the loads are different - your not twisting the frame in the same way against a fixed point , even I can bend a frame on the trainer and there´s no way I could do that on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-04, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By el Inglés

OK , found it : Shimano are recalling cleats...

OK , found it : Shimano are recalling cleats SM-SH92 ( SPD-R ) code no : Y-43Y98030 / Y-43Y98031

Ciclismo a Fondo pg 59 , no.223 , 06 / 2004 , see www.shimano-europe.com/cycling

may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-04, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By el Inglés

Nuff said

Nuff said
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-04, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By el Inglés

Do make sure that you´ve got the teflon coated...

Do make sure that you´ve got the teflon coated SPD-R cleats as there were some problems of disengement in the rain with the original design ( also check for an urgent cleat recall , I saw something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-04, 09:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,641
Posted By el Inglés

Soldiers going into combat always have very ,...

Soldiers going into combat always have very , very , short hair as it makes treating head wounds so much easier : when ever I´ve been operated on they´ve always shaved the affected area first .
07-02-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By el Inglés

Last blood test I had gave an Hematocrit reading...

Last blood test I had gave an Hematocrit reading of 53·7 % , no I don´t take EPO I´ve got asma . The cardiologist said that such levals are not uncommon in his experience and that some people can...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By el Inglés

If somebody´s trying to sell you a story that...

If somebody´s trying to sell you a story that helmets are different then shop some where else . Expensive helmets have more vents / advertising , cheaper helmets have less of both - there are no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,425
Posted By el Inglés

All handle bars will break if mistreated but it´s...

All handle bars will break if mistreated but it´s a lot easier to crack Carbon Fiber by overtightening / tightening 4 bolt stems in the wrong sequence . We´ve all seen people crack carbon seat pins...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-04, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Posted By el Inglés

is it uncomfortable for your hands or your back ?...

is it uncomfortable for your hands or your back ? if the latter or both then the stem could be a bit too long , if just the hands try playing with the angle of the bars - and it´s always a compromise...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-04, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,457
Posted By el Inglés

Seems to me that the amount that you CAN use the...

Seems to me that the amount that you CAN use the drops is determined by just how low you have them : it seems stupid to mount them low then never use them .
In the old days they didn´t mount the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-04, 10:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,665
Posted By el Inglés

A few years ago Miguel Indurain changed to a...

A few years ago Miguel Indurain changed to a 50/40/32 with an 11-23 for his fun riding : does he know something we don´t ?
06-01-04, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By el Inglés

Does having a computer make you lzy , like a car...

Does having a computer make you lzy , like a car means you don´t walk ? ( see cnn´s comment that the more you drive the more likely you are to be fat )
I mean , it takes longer to do the seach than...
05-28-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By el Inglés

Saw this once in a bike shop ; it was the pedals .

Saw this once in a bike shop ; it was the pedals .
05-21-04, 10:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,496
Posted By el Inglés

From what I´ve heard the price of petrol in the...

From what I´ve heard the price of petrol in the US seems to have more to do with lack of refining capacity - that and having about 20 some different blends that can´t be moved to other states in case...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 09:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,365
Posted By el Inglés

SPD 515 and 536 , cheap easy to buy cleats and...

SPD 515 and 536 , cheap easy to buy cleats and you can walk in the shoes - you will want something road specific in time but these will at least let you see if you like clipless - some don´t - with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By el Inglés

As you can usually fit an mtb stem to a road bar...

As you can usually fit an mtb stem to a road bar , and they are 26,6 / 27 then I don´t see that 38,7/38,8 is going to be a problem unless it´s with a carbon bar , what does your local mechanic say ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By el Inglés

Actually I´ve got a set of 215 ´s on my bike now...

Actually I´ve got a set of 215 ´s on my bike now , I was just curious if everybody else was haveing the same problem bucking the fashion - it will soon be impossible to by any bars that are not...
05-17-04, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By el Inglés

So yanks vote for a yank , what a suprise .

So yanks vote for a yank , what a suprise .
05-17-04, 10:02 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,408
Posted By el Inglés

Some time back the financial channel CNBC said...

Some time back the financial channel CNBC said that there were mutterings about 90% of the advertising budget of US Postal going to 12% of their market so it´s not a suprise to me that they are not...
05-17-04, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By el Inglés

Ban the bloody things and go back to real racing...

Ban the bloody things and go back to real racing that requires cyclists to have a brain and tactical awareness : ever noticed that Oscar Friere always seems to be in the right group ?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-04, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By el Inglés

handlebars

Anybody noticed how difficult it´s getting to buy a non anatomic handlebar ? A lot of the pros prefer these but they can be difficult to find , for example : here in Spain they only import the Deda...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-04, 09:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,973
Posted By el Inglés

Try on of the selle italia Trans AM series ,...

Try on of the selle italia Trans AM series , these seem to solve most peoples problems but will not help if the saddle is too high on not level .
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-04, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,321
Posted By el Inglés

Soak it in kerosen , leave to dry overnight and...

Soak it in kerosen , leave to dry overnight and then re oil .
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-04, 09:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By el Inglés

Yes it does auto start but only if you set it to...

Yes it does auto start but only if you set it to do so . I have the older model with both controls on the righthand shifter and only once have I caused an involentary operation and that was the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-04, 09:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,960
Posted By el Inglés

Hand pump ( or better the sigma mini pump that...

Hand pump ( or better the sigma mini pump that converts to a track pump ) because you can lend it to a friend or a stranger and still have it to use yourself - hands up all those that have srewed up...
04-05-04, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,081
Posted By el Inglés

I´d be more likely to believe Manzano if he...

I´d be more likely to believe Manzano if he hadn´t sold his story to AS, Radio COPE and Antenna3TV on an exlcusive contract so that the rest of the media can´t question him , do interviews etc .
And...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-04, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By el Inglés

But give it time for the water INSIDE the chain...

But give it time for the water INSIDE the chain to evaporate before oiling or it can´t penetrate to the interior , moving , parts .
04-05-04, 09:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,727
Posted By el Inglés

Aluminium does have a fatigue life but in most...

Aluminium does have a fatigue life but in most cases if your not a pro racer or a tourer doing tens of thousands of kilometers a year your not liable to wear out the frame before every thing else is...
03-15-04, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 903
Posted By el Inglés

The ex once team LIBERTY SEGUROS ( American I...

The ex once team LIBERTY SEGUROS ( American I think ) are using these bikes this year , so get used to them . ( Giant have gone to T-MOBILE )
03-15-04, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 497
Posted By el Inglés

Trains enough to have won the world championship...

Trains enough to have won the world championship twice , been second once and been knocked out of the zolder one when a german put a pedal through his front wheel in the last few km . :p
03-15-04, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By el Inglés

Can anybody honestly say the racing is better now...

Can anybody honestly say the racing is better now than it was 10 - 12 years ago before race radios became common ?
All that´s happened is that too many of the riders act like they´ve had tactical...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-04, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,278
Posted By el Inglés

Don´t buy ANYTHING for a bike if you don´t know...

Don´t buy ANYTHING for a bike if you don´t know it´s history , why it´s being sold .
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-04, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By el Inglés

Here in Spain four pros out for a training ride...

Here in Spain four pros out for a training ride just got pushed off the road by an 82 year old car driver (?) , fortunatly with out too much harm . Thanks to other drivers ( and their mobil phones ,...
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