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08-09-12, 01:26 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 60,830
Posted By borg

I am moving to Denver this weekend, and hoping to...

I am moving to Denver this weekend, and hoping to join up with some local groups and riders to get me back into shape and help me learn the area. Can anyone point me in the right direction? The...
08-26-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,660
Posted By borg

I got a Santa Cruz Stigmata about month ago, and...

I got a Santa Cruz Stigmata about month ago, and so far I love it. I haven't raced it yet, but it feels real stable over rough terrain. It has a low bottom bracket which interested me, but my pedal...
05-09-11, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By borg

If you are not looking to do any off road riding,...

If you are not looking to do any off road riding, doesn't make much sense to go with this cross bike. The listing mentions a high bottom bracket, which is an advantage for some situations while off...
02-17-11, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Posted By borg

Here are some great vegetarian (also all vegan)...

Here are some great vegetarian (also all vegan) protein sources. Add these in instead of meat.
Quinoa
Hemp
Spinach
Lentils
Beans
Nuts
Seitan
Tempeh
05-28-10, 12:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,015
Posted By borg

All terrains in one bike, a cyclocross bike is...

All terrains in one bike, a cyclocross bike is probably a good fit. But it won't be great at anything but a cyclocross course.

If you really want to focus on road training and triathlons, skip the...
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By borg

Your choice depends on what you plan to use the...

Your choice depends on what you plan to use the wheels for. Is this for sprints? TT? Mass Starts? Everything?

Personally I was looking to get the Sprint 85s for all around use with a focus on...
Replies: 26
Views: 9,755
Posted By borg

I am glad we have a general consensus on the Trek...

I am glad we have a general consensus on the Trek T1 being a true track frame. I was wondering why someone thought is was more of a fixed road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By borg

Sweet. Thanks for the response. Any...

Sweet. Thanks for the response. Any recommendations on which 74mm valve extender to get? I see no mention of extenders being provided with the Cane Creek Sprint 85s.

As for tires, while they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By borg

Valve Extender for 85mm tubular rim and Continental Sprinter

I am about to purchase Cane Creek Sprint 85 track wheels with 85mm carbon rims. I am going to be using the Continental Sprinter tires and I am wondering what valve extender to use? Will the 40mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-09, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By borg

I just switched from the Sidi Genius 5.5 to...

I just switched from the Sidi Genius 5.5 to Specialized S-Works. Here are the advantages of each

Sidi
- Most comfortable, almost no break in required

Specialized
- Varus Wedge - which is why...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,618
Posted By borg

I keep it simple, I train on a 12x27 and race on...

I keep it simple, I train on a 12x27 and race on a 12x25. In the case of race with extreme hills, I may opt for the 12x27, but I haven't found a race to need it yet.
05-08-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By borg

From what I understand, both are essentially...

From what I understand, both are essentially fuels serving a similar purpose. One has fat, one doesn't. Whatever works for you is the way to go, and I would assume it would be hard to notice any...
Forum: Triathlon
05-08-09, 03:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,647
Posted By borg

I have been looking at tri-suits/shorts for a bit...

I have been looking at tri-suits/shorts for a bit now, and they all seem to have a thin chamois compared to bike short. Along with different materials, the chamois is designed to dry real fast after...
Replies: 26
Views: 9,755
Posted By borg

I ride a Trek T1, got a good deal on ebay, but I...

I ride a Trek T1, got a good deal on ebay, but I have a bias for Felt. I am fairly new to track, but for 2009, the clear winner is Felt. I just looked at the specs and all the disadvantages it had,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 04:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,493
Posted By borg

1995: Trek 2300 Carbon/Aluminum with Ultegra (8...

1995: Trek 2300 Carbon/Aluminum with Ultegra (8 speed)
1998: Felt F1 with Dura Ace (9speed)
2004: Kestrel Evoke Dura Ace (10 speed)
2007: Trek T1 track bike
2008: Cervelo R3 parts from warrantied...
Forum: Triathlon
05-03-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,759
Posted By borg

I have saddle sore issues and want a emphasis on...

I have saddle sore issues and want a emphasis on the bike short portion of the trisuit, so I am willing to go with a beefier pad. Which tri suit is the best in terms of bike shorts?
03-31-09, 03:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By borg

Simple question...does it support your goals?

Simple question...does it support your goals?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,535
Posted By borg

I went from Look to Speedplay to Shimano SPD-SL. ...

I went from Look to Speedplay to Shimano SPD-SL. I used Speedplay for many years until I switched shoes to the Sidi Genius 5.5 which aren't as stiff as other shoes I have used. The pedal shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By borg

Once those 3 upgrades are in progress, the next...

Once those 3 upgrades are in progress, the next you may want to focus on are the 3 contact points between you and your bike. Pedals will help performance directly, otherwise they will let you focus...
03-11-09, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,209
Posted By borg

PowerTap. Until you are paid to ride,...

PowerTap. Until you are paid to ride, improvements are more important than individual race results. The power file will give you great insight as to where you can improve. I just can't live...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,682
Posted By borg

because when you jammed the needle in your thigh,...

because when you jammed the needle in your thigh, the only thing that came out was the insides of a jelly doughnut ;)
03-08-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By borg

If your goal is to get better at racing, a power...

If your goal is to get better at racing, a power meter is the way to go. I would recommend a Power Tap since it appears you are paying. Best Value/performance.
03-04-09, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By borg

I live by the don't eat 3 hours before a ride...

I live by the don't eat 3 hours before a ride rule, but I do start caloric intake within 5 minutes of a ride start, usually some Heed drink mix. During the winter, I train in the early mornings,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,021
Posted By borg

I seem to be the minority, but I just pitch them....

I seem to be the minority, but I just pitch them. I want nothing to do with patched tubes. I stock up on tubes during sales, so at $3-4 a tube, it doesn't make sense to me to chance riding with a...
03-03-09, 04:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,462
Posted By borg

Road bike with 404s. You shouldn't be...

Road bike with 404s. You shouldn't be accelerating too much since you can can maintain speed with proper cornering, and you want the extra aero advantage of the 404s over the 303s without...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By borg

I really love my Assos bibs. I have 4 pairs of...

I really love my Assos bibs. I have 4 pairs of the FI-13 S2 and 1 pair of the Mille. I prefer the FI-13 S2 but it is nice to change it up once a week.

If you don't have a problem with the shorts...
03-02-09, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By borg

I have used their email support on several...

I have used their email support on several occasions and have always gotten answers within a reasonable time, about 1 business day.
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By borg

Hed H3 Clincher for track race wheels?

I have Trek T1 with the stock wheels, the Bontrager Select Track. I plan to do about 5-7 track days this season, about half on a real velodrome and the rest on a speedway. I am looking to step it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,812
Posted By borg

I heard back from Kestrel. According to Kestrel,...

I heard back from Kestrel. According to Kestrel, the 2008 Talon is UCI legal, but the 2009 Talon is not.

From Kestrel in response to UCI legality of Talon:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-09, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,812
Posted By borg

I would like to get to the bottom of this having...

I would like to get to the bottom of this having just recently acquired a 2008 Kestrel Talon SL Aero to be used for TTs. I sent a request through Kestrel's website asking about the legality, will...
05-24-08, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 447
Posted By borg

I am not expert, but I would recommend the same.

I am not expert, but I would recommend the same.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-08, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By borg

http://www.rivbike.com/article/misc/saddle_sores

http://www.rivbike.com/article/misc/saddle_sores
03-05-08, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By borg

Let us know the link to the video if you get...

Let us know the link to the video if you get things worked out. I couldn't even find it on youtube.
12-28-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,311
Posted By borg

Good shoes make a difference in comfort. That...

Good shoes make a difference in comfort. That can be from the stiffness of the sole or from the part that wraps around your foot...don't know the technical term.

I think at your level (assuming...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-07, 07:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,031
Posted By borg

I just switched from speedplays to the Shimano...

I just switched from speedplays to the Shimano SPD. The main reason is because I like the larger platform better. I didn't have hotspots but there was definitely some flex in the sole of the shoe I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-07, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By borg

I can't speak for a lifetime, but mine have held...

I can't speak for a lifetime, but mine have held up for 1.5 weeks now. From personal experience they are very sweet, well built and easy to ride...and of course expensive. I ended up having to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-07, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By borg

My current road setup does it. I haven't had a...

My current road setup does it. I haven't had a problem with it and don't see a problem with it in situations where it matters...like group rides or racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-07, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By borg

Been there, done that. I bought into the Wooble...

Been there, done that. I bought into the Wooble Naught philosophy and have been very pleased with the results. If you have some physical ailment, then you should seek a sports medical professional...
10-15-07, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By borg

coach

coach
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By borg

Planning to do it someday...my parents are moving...

Planning to do it someday...my parents are moving to NH not too far from the mountain.

Here are the 2 races. I believe the second one opens up when the first one fills...and it fills fast
...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By borg

How to route rear brake cable on track frame (Trek T1)

I want to install a rear brake on my Trek T1 frame, but I don't know how to route the cable since there is no provision for a rear brake cable. One thought is using electric tape and running the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By borg

I went through the same problem a year ago...had...

I went through the same problem a year ago...had to switch from my avocet. Amazing to see how many people still love the saddle. I have had good results with the Fizik Arione and the Selle San...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By borg

It depends.... My goal is top performance in...

It depends....

My goal is top performance in race situations, for that reason I find it very important to train and race on the exact same geometry....which generally means the same bike. I only...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-07, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By borg

I have owned the kreitler dyno-myte from about 10...

I have owned the kreitler dyno-myte from about 10 years ago. Replaced the band once and still in perfect working order. I used my friends Travel Trac Technique PRO Alloy Rollers (while the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-07, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 555
Posted By borg

Both - I started with the power tap pro on...

Both -

I started with the power tap pro on a training wheel, 32h open pro. I ended up racing on it as well because I just had to have the data. In the end I bought a lighter wheel for racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,262
Posted By borg

Someone posted this already...but I sware by this...

Someone posted this already...but I sware by this article: http://www.rivbike.com/article/misc/saddle_sores

The other thing worth noting is the short/saddle combination, and potentially try...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-07, 01:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By borg

Exactly what steaktaco said. Free is not a good...

Exactly what steaktaco said. Free is not a good deal if it doesn't fit...unless you plan to turn around and sell it.
05-31-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,851
Posted By borg

PT is a great unit. Which model all depends on...

PT is a great unit. Which model all depends on how much you want to spend. I have heard the SL is a much better hub than the regular, but I have the regular and have no problem with it. If you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-06, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,037
Posted By borg

I have owned and used the Kreitler for years and...

I have owned and used the Kreitler for years and highly recommend the Travel Trac Technique PRO Alloy Rollers after trying them. If for some reason I needed to replace mine, I would buy them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-06, 05:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,731
Posted By borg

The Talon is legal in crits and road races. The...

The Talon is legal in crits and road races. The geometry is really set up like a road bike.

Check out this excerpt from the Kestrel website.



http://www.kestrel-usa.com/bikes/which_road.php
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