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Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-12, 10:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,312
Posted By flaco

I've had my CAAD10 about a year and have taken it...

I've had my CAAD10 about a year and have taken it on lots of long rides (including a few 10+ hour rides). Never really thought about wanting more ride comfort during that time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By flaco

This has happened to me on my old 6600 shifters...

This has happened to me on my old 6600 shifters at least half a dozen times. Fraying, or breaking altogether, inside the shifter. Either way the head can be really hard to get out. I've been on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-12, 01:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,648
Posted By flaco

Are you kidding? It's great. It shows...

Are you kidding? It's great. It shows realistically how as an amateur racer you can just sign up for the same race as the 7-11 guys and some olympic champions, and if you have the natural talent and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By flaco

Shimano has two moving paddles on each lever, one...

Shimano has two moving paddles on each lever, one to shift up and one for down. With SRAM you use the same paddle to shift up and down. Both are easy to use & work well.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,413
Posted By flaco

Shimano and SRAM are pretty different in terms of...

Shimano and SRAM are pretty different in terms of how they operate and the shape of the lever hoods. Some people really prefer one over the other. If you haven't, you should try them both.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 02:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,059
Posted By flaco

A driver asked me for directions once, and after...

A driver asked me for directions once, and after I gave them, as she pulled away, she said "Thanks! You look like Lance Armstrong!" I took it as a compliment.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By flaco

GPS satellites are not geostationary.

GPS satellites are not geostationary.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By flaco

Some GPS correction routines do have a 'velocity...

Some GPS correction routines do have a 'velocity filter' which takes into account the unlikelihood of changing direction very quickly and thus can smooth out your line. Maybe this kicks in on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,377
Posted By flaco

Yes, that's what I have been doing with 2.0, but...

Yes, that's what I have been doing with 2.0, but it now complains of a bad file header. I guess I will upgrade GC to 2.1.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-12, 10:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,377
Posted By flaco

The update worked fine for me, but Golden Cheetah...

The update worked fine for me, but Golden Cheetah 2.0 can't read the activity files directly from the unit anymore. I have to go through Training Center and export a TCX file. Does anyone know if GC...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-12, 08:07 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,172
Posted By flaco

Sometimes I want to ride alone, and at my own...

Sometimes I want to ride alone, and at my own pace, without having to take evasive action. I don't want to have to drop anyone, or ease up, or whatever. Why should I have to do that just to rid...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,172
Posted By flaco

There's this one shameless wheelsucker on my...

There's this one shameless wheelsucker on my commute. I have tried talking to the guy, to tell him it's customary to say hello or announce yourself. I have also tried to see if I could get him to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By flaco

I sold my 4.0s. I didn't like the ride quality...

I sold my 4.0s. I didn't like the ride quality and I'm not sure they offered much if any aero advantage. If you really want to be aero I think you need to go to something deeper. Very durable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,430
Posted By flaco

He wants to dominate the MUP.

He wants to dominate the MUP.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,282
Posted By flaco

Unless you've really been abusing your bike, I...

Unless you've really been abusing your bike, I bet neither chain nor cassette needs replacing. And, cassettes last a lot longer than chains. Find a new bike shop, maybe.

You can measure the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-12, 12:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,524
Posted By flaco

No 'trails', just lightly traveled Delta roads,...

No 'trails', just lightly traveled Delta roads, once you get past the town of Freeport. Here's one

http://www.mapmyride.com/s/routes/view/road-cycling-map/california/sacramento/71414732
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,524
Posted By flaco

You're only a few miles from Freeport and the...

You're only a few miles from Freeport and the many miles of rural, scenic riding in the Delta beyond it. You don't even have to ride in much traffic to get there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 08:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,524
Posted By flaco

OP, you're missing a lot of great riding, just...

OP, you're missing a lot of great riding, just sticking to the American River trail. And, you likely won't notice any benefit from nice wheels if that's all you're doing. It's your money though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 707
Posted By flaco

Great pics. Except, you went to a place called...

Great pics. Except, you went to a place called 'Solvang Brewing Company' and had Coronas?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,795
Posted By flaco

I have a TT setup for my road bike that includes...

I have a TT setup for my road bike that includes clip-ons as well as a set-forward post. It is possible to run clip-ons without moving your saddle forward, but not ideal since you'll probably be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By flaco

Keep in mind, if you swap cassettes between...

Keep in mind, if you swap cassettes between wheels or buy a new cassette: Shimano cassettes need the little spacer on the inboard side, SRAM ones do not.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,936
Posted By flaco

I broke my shoulder blade and three ribs in...

I broke my shoulder blade and three ribs in addition to the collarbone. Had surgery, and still have the plate. The limiting factor for getting back on the bike was the ability to lift my arm onto...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-12, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,253
Posted By flaco

In group rides, you just do what the group does. ...

In group rides, you just do what the group does. Personally, I find group rides with a bunch of regimented rules about passing, pulling, etc., and yelled announcements about every little movement or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By flaco

His form on the bike usually looks pretty good. ...

His form on the bike usually looks pretty good. He was in the drops when it happened, with a good amount of weight forward, or so it looked. I am reluctant to rely on pointers alone. The wobble...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By flaco

How to fix bad speed wobble on kid's road bike?

I bought my 8-year-old son a kid's road bike a while back. 24" wheels, etc. He has really been enjoying it. Well, this weekend he crashed pretty hard, as a result of a violent speed wobble that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 33,145
Posted By flaco

That super dorky iPhone holder they were showing...

That super dorky iPhone holder they were showing ads for during the TdF. Saw a guy with one the other day, it looked like he had a briefcase mounted on his bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,840
Posted By flaco

Yes, your body will tell you what it needs. That...

Yes, your body will tell you what it needs. That is why it is unnecessary, dumb and possibly dangerous to force liquids.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By flaco

I had a set of the S4.0s. Weight is not as...

I had a set of the S4.0s. Weight is not as important as most people make out, but I just found them too heavy for an everyday wheelset. They take a long time to spin up. Also, the rim is so...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-12, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,300
Posted By flaco

I like the Jeff character. But I was really...

I like the Jeff character. But I was really disappointed in the vehicular-homicide joke. I mean, pedestrians get in the way of drivers all the time too, but no one makes jokes about running them...
01-29-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,270
Posted By flaco

I think the PM is great, but I have one problem. ...

I think the PM is great, but I have one problem. Not every ride file has power data, and it throws everything off. Because the batteries died, or I was waiting to get the hub built into a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By flaco

I wanted to like the Bike Biz. They're two blocks...

I wanted to like the Bike Biz. They're two blocks from my house. But, their selection is tiny, and they took like three weeks to do a wheel build for me. Argh.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,111
Posted By flaco

Nice to see more people's experience with this. ...

Nice to see more people's experience with this. Right now I'm 'in remission' and not having episodes, which is nice, but it always seems to come back after a while, especially when I'm doing a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 133,283
Posted By flaco

Looks nice. You could tone down the matchiness...

Looks nice. You could tone down the matchiness by going to black tires next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,003
Posted By flaco

I have rented from Bicycle Sport Shop a couple...

I have rented from Bicycle Sport Shop a couple times. It was something like $45, although that was 5 years ago. A good experience overall, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,444
Posted By flaco

Sign up for something. Like this, for example ...

Sign up for something. Like this, for example http://www.alpinechallenge.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,689
Posted By flaco

I could add some handlebar streamers. Would that...

I could add some handlebar streamers. Would that help?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 18,301
Posted By flaco

What's so terrible about taking the back wheel...

What's so terrible about taking the back wheel off?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,689
Posted By flaco

They are Kinlin XR300 rims, with CX-Ray spokes,...

They are Kinlin XR300 rims, with CX-Ray spokes, and a White Industries hub in front and a Powertap Pro+ rear. I'm very happy with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-11, 08:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,679,689
Posted By flaco

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7466/img0124ww....

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/7466/img0124ww.jpg

Sorry about the iPhone pic...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,263
Posted By flaco

If the riders in front of you hit the brakes, you...

If the riders in front of you hit the brakes, you have to do the same. That's group riding. Sounds like the other guy is completely in the wrong. Now, if you hit the brakes hard without good...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,722
Posted By flaco

This is a case of the tail wagging the dog.

This is a case of the tail wagging the dog.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,951
Posted By flaco

Do trainer miles count as miles?

Do trainer miles count as miles?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By flaco

I would be surprised if there was such a thing as...

I would be surprised if there was such a thing as a Schrader Ksyrium.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By flaco

I have a set of Ksyriums, and never had a problem...

I have a set of Ksyriums, and never had a problem like that. No rim tape. Maybe you could take a file or some emery paper, and try to smooth the edges of the valve holes a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By flaco

Are you overtightening the valve nut perhaps? ...

Are you overtightening the valve nut perhaps? You could try leaving it off entirely, as it's unnecessary.

Or maybe your pumping technique is moving the valve stem around a lot? Are you using...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 09:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By flaco

If only there was some way to harness all that...

If only there was some way to harness all that energy and use it to move the bike around the landscape, or something. Now that would be fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-11, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By flaco

People with this problem usually just add more...

People with this problem usually just add more stack height between pedal and shoe, on the shorter leg. With clipless, it's just a matter of putting shims under the cleat.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-11, 02:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By flaco

I don't think they're wrong, but I do find the...

I don't think they're wrong, but I do find the book to have an absolutely mind-numbing level of detail. For me, it's too much to absorb. Same goes for Friel's book.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By flaco

You already shelled out for the PT, now get the...

You already shelled out for the PT, now get the Garmin. It's worth it. A phone would be a poor substitute for a lot of reasons, battery life among them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-11, 12:59 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,744
Posted By flaco

Did the other guy have yellow helmet straps?

Did the other guy have yellow helmet straps?
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