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Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,894
Posted By lazerzxr

I think.....you are obsessed. There is very...

I think.....you are obsessed. There is very little correlation between bike fits of one rider to the next, graphs have previously been posted which prove it - as much as 70mm difference in reach...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,820
Posted By lazerzxr

If you can pump your tires over 100psi with a...

If you can pump your tires over 100psi with a mini pump you are already too bulky. Why do you need more strength than that? When you get home top em up with a floor pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-13, 12:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,640
Posted By lazerzxr

With that budget id get a powertap

With that budget id get a powertap
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,449
Posted By lazerzxr

Last season I was at 4.3 W/kg based on 95% of my...

Last season I was at 4.3 W/kg based on 95% of my 20 minute test. I know of only one road where I can go at that for a full hour without having to stop for junctions/traffic/roundabouts/lights or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-13, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By lazerzxr

It was you choice to go on a holiday without your...

It was you choice to go on a holiday without your bike. A Holiday without my bike doesn't sound like much of a holiday....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By lazerzxr

Agreed. 1. It does not state male or female, I...

Agreed.
1. It does not state male or female, I assume its aimed at blokes
2. Sloping or traditional geometry? This is rather important..
3. Who uses seat tube length anyway? Reach and stack are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-13, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By lazerzxr

Measure the chainring diameter, calculate...

Measure the chainring diameter, calculate circumference of rings, calculate the change in circumference and remember that the chain only curves around half of it. Measure a chain link and work it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By lazerzxr

This is a plot of a strava print segment I have...

This is a plot of a strava print segment I have ridden through at various levels of effort, it is flat and I average about 50kph on the harder efforts. Power is recorded by my powertap. I will need...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 09:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,370
Posted By lazerzxr

For me it took time and it will for you too - you...

For me it took time and it will for you too - you kave an injury, the off camber platform of the shoe felt good to start with but over time i just started to feel strange until all I could think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,405
Posted By lazerzxr

Its great to see Vector out, I'm amazed they made...

Its great to see Vector out, I'm amazed they made it work though they clearly have. Id love to know the effect of sliding the cleat from one side of the shoe to the other since vector works by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,370
Posted By lazerzxr

If those are the shoes with built in Varus wedge...

If those are the shoes with built in Varus wedge then they would casue that problem for me too. Those shoes are supposed to be good for 80% of people, I am most certainly one of the other 20%. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,582
Posted By lazerzxr

My C59 is a smoother ride than my Synapse,...

My C59 is a smoother ride than my Synapse, particularly the front fork which is nothing short of magic. Just sayin.

The C59 really is a sweet ride and my choice for all rides exept night rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,273
Posted By lazerzxr

Thats such a mess i can hardly tell what im...

Thats such a mess i can hardly tell what im looking at, but just one silly question, have you loosened off the stem clamp bolts before trying to remove the star/expander?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,311
Posted By lazerzxr

I have overlap on one of my bikes, on the odd...

I have overlap on one of my bikes, on the odd occasion I want to turn tight at low speed I just drop my heel which rotates my toe well out of the way, and that's with about 1cm of overlap. It really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 8,619
Posted By lazerzxr

I like strava, it has almost eliminated average...

I like strava, it has almost eliminated average speed threads. Not only do people now have access to the average speeds of thousands of riders, they can even find their average speed over the exact...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,234
Posted By lazerzxr

Matt black is the ultimate turn off - how utterly...

Matt black is the ultimate turn off - how utterly boring.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By lazerzxr

Drink more water and stay hydrated.

Drink more water and stay hydrated.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,988
Posted By lazerzxr

Now we're talking sense. Most people will drop...

Now we're talking sense. Most people will drop their heel to varying amounts under load, I certainly do. So I set my saddle so I can lock out my ankle when I drop my heel and have a roughly straight...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-13, 01:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,988
Posted By lazerzxr

I mostly agree. I like to drop my heel under...

I mostly agree. I like to drop my heel under power and using the heel on the pedal method gets me roughly the right height to do this. If you're a toe pointer, maybe you need to go a little higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,988
Posted By lazerzxr

This thread is full of fail. The number 1...

This thread is full of fail. The number 1 mistake people make is to set their seat too high becasue it initially feels better. It leads to sore backs which leads to stacks of spacers under the stem...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,340
Posted By lazerzxr

You'll need software to get the best out of it. ...

You'll need software to get the best out of it. WKO is very good. My threshold power went up 13% in the first year of owning my G3.

On a side note, I have 2 G3s both built by myself into a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 10:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,153
Posted By lazerzxr

thats becasue your seat is all the way forward,...

thats becasue your seat is all the way forward, slide it back, drop the spacers and flip the stem, that is unless you are comfortable as you are, which I assume you are not or you wouldnt be here
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 09:48 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,781
Posted By lazerzxr

Powertap

Powertap
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-13, 09:13 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 10,267
Posted By lazerzxr

I expect you'd ridden his legs off already and he...

I expect you'd ridden his legs off already and he was looking for any excuse to bail. There is nothing wrong with a well patched tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 844
Posted By lazerzxr

I wouldnt worry at all but if it has Di2 I'd take...

I wouldnt worry at all but if it has Di2 I'd take the battery off, heat will reduce the life of lithium ion batteries.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By lazerzxr

If you're interested in a stiff light wheel...

If you're interested in a stiff light wheel consider the DTswiss RR440 (asymetric for the rear).

I built a set of these with the same hole count you are considering using CX Ray and CK front hub. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 09:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,140
Posted By lazerzxr

Should have just bought the Ultegra jockey wheels...

Should have just bought the Ultegra jockey wheels and saved yourself a load of money while getting most of the benefits
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-13, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,700
Posted By lazerzxr

Ha ha lol, gotta love BF for great advice. A...

Ha ha lol, gotta love BF for great advice. A shoe that doesn't fit, doesn't fit. They are a popular shoe, that's fine, but that wont make them fit my feet, they are crazy narrow for me. Shoes are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 09:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,828
Posted By lazerzxr

The worst skewers I ever wasted money on are the...

The worst skewers I ever wasted money on are the Hope steel rod skewers. They have an external cam and simply could not generate the clamping force required to hold the wheel straight. any effort...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,970
Posted By lazerzxr

I agree, the only person on the planet that knows...

I agree, the only person on the planet that knows if you are comfortable is you. Its fine to ask what others think but what works for them may not work for you. The number of times I read on here...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By lazerzxr

This

This
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By lazerzxr

That's what she said

That's what she said
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By lazerzxr

Absolutely agree. Its a reference, not even a...

Absolutely agree. Its a reference, not even a suggestion, just a reference - nothing more. I walk an hour a day to work and back, have done for 8 years now, I have strong calf muscles from it and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,461
Posted By lazerzxr

If you put your heel on the pedal and back pedal,...

If you put your heel on the pedal and back pedal, does you heel stay in contact with the pedal with your foot parallel to the floor and your hips level? You say you have raised your seat a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By lazerzxr

is zero averaging set the same on both?

is zero averaging set the same on both?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-13, 12:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,700
Posted By lazerzxr

Sidi shoes are the worst thing I have ever put on...

Sidi shoes are the worst thing I have ever put on my feet. To make them more tolerable I changed the insoles and then shaved some of the thickness of the insole away on the outer edge. That was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-13, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,921
Posted By lazerzxr

Another thing to try is to turn the HRM strap...

Another thing to try is to turn the HRM strap upside down and wear it on your back, jerseys always pull tight over your back so that will eliminate any static you may be picking up from a flapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-13, 01:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By lazerzxr

Get 105, put some ultegra jockey wheels in the...

Get 105, put some ultegra jockey wheels in the rear mech, go ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,219
Posted By lazerzxr

There's your problem, always riding as fast as...

There's your problem, always riding as fast as you can wont make you faster. Mix it up with intervals, sprints, slow days, fast days and everything in between. Recovery is important.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,579
Posted By lazerzxr

His youtube image is not the best I agree, but he...

His youtube image is not the best I agree, but he is an amazing rider and the perfect response to this thread. In fact he could be used as a response to many threads. He's a great example of "its...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,579
Posted By lazerzxr

lol, he's actually a really nice bloke, very very...

lol, he's actually a really nice bloke, very very fast on a bike which is why I posted it - but his videos need some work in my opinion
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 02:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,579
Posted By lazerzxr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGuf3HTyn2g ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGuf3HTyn2g
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blG0yF6BjTU
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 03:46 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

lol, I have an FSA post on my C59, I have...

lol, I have an FSA post on my C59, I have absolutely no idea what it weighs but it is a great post.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-13, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

FSA stem and post would have all the red you need...

FSA stem and post would have all the red you need to match that up, any more than that would be overkill
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,283
Posted By lazerzxr

Half my salary goes to wiggle, the other half...

Half my salary goes to wiggle, the other half chainreaction, Wiggle delivers at lightening speed but chainreaction is more likely to have what I want. Both are excellent
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

Good to hear, its more the heat problem that I...

Good to hear, its more the heat problem that I worry about - stopping distance can be adjusted for mostly. I live near and regularly ride some pretty big hills, I'm on the brakes sometimes quite hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 02:31 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

[QUOTE=numberSix;15444002]lol. I can't believe...

[QUOTE=numberSix;15444002]lol. I can't believe it took 40 pages to arrive at the foregone conclusion.
QUOTE]
Ha ha yeah, its interesting though that the bling carbon was actually perceived to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 12:34 AM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

My next wheel build may well be to put one of my...

My next wheel build may well be to put one of my powertaps in a 28 hole Enve rim and then get a 20 hole front with R45 hub. Make sure you keep updating us on how you go with them, particularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-13, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

Neither can I. Im simply trying to make sense of...

Neither can I. Im simply trying to make sense of the manufacturers advice. The limiting factor that he stated was hub flange stretch, and his proposed solution was a larger bearing. He made no...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 61,012
Posted By lazerzxr

sorry to divert your thread Bianchi but I think...

sorry to divert your thread Bianchi but I think its relevant and of interest to all to discuss since you have an identical hub to mine. My final thinking is this:

Jude has lots of experience and...
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