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10-04-08, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,294
Posted By white lobster

This could be the end of Astana as we know it. ...

This could be the end of Astana as we know it. There's no way Bruyneel wants damaged goods like Vino on the team, but Vino's got connections in Kazahkstan and those connections could trump anything...
10-04-08, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By white lobster

Great thing about most old TTT stems was that the...

Great thing about most old TTT stems was that the stem bolt hole was threaded the whole way through. So you could back the bolt out, stick a penny in the gap and then use the bolt to spread the...
10-01-08, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By white lobster

You have no idea ...

You have no idea ...
10-01-08, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By white lobster

I miss Sheldon.

I miss Sheldon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 01:19 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,464
Posted By white lobster

The ride up Gibraltar and down Old San Marcos is...

The ride up Gibraltar and down Old San Marcos is definitely my favorite climb of all time. Something about Gibraltar always feels so remote. I used to live in Carp and work in Goleta, so sometimes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By white lobster

Just a matter of time. If you've got a rear...

Just a matter of time. If you've got a rear derailleur and no chain retention device up front, the chain will definitely come off eventually.

David Millar rode in the Tour with one front ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-08, 04:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,332
Posted By white lobster

I dunno. I've ridden enough Dragonflys (not mine...

I dunno. I've ridden enough Dragonflys (not mine ... oh, the pain of selling bikes to doctors and lawyers) to give Craig a pass on the goofy stuff. Yes, even the recumbents.

If you're an evil...
09-28-08, 03:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,093
Posted By white lobster

The hall at Interbike is actually a tough place...

The hall at Interbike is actually a tough place to take good pictures. It seems really bright in there, but it's not. As a result, people don't use the flash and everything comes out dark and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By white lobster

If you leave any tube in there long enough (boxed...

If you leave any tube in there long enough (boxed or unboxed), holes will get worn in it. That's just how it goes. I find that wrapping the tube in some kind of fabric helps. Nothing worse than...
06-22-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,599
Posted By white lobster

Try Lovely Lowrider:...

Try Lovely Lowrider: http://www.lovelylowrider.com/. They've got all sorts of chrome and gold-plated spokes for show bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-08, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By white lobster

That's a long commute, no matter how much fitness...

That's a long commute, no matter how much fitness you have.

Nice work, even if it wasn't pretty.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-08, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By white lobster

Carbon fiber stems are almost never worth the...

Carbon fiber stems are almost never worth the money. They're ungodly expensive and typically heavier and less stiff than much lower-priced aluminum stems.

They look cool, though. So there's that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,568
Posted By white lobster

New groups always look funny, and people always...

New groups always look funny, and people always panic and talk about buying the current stuff before it's discontinued. And people always get used to the look of the new stuff in time for the cycle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-08, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,464
Posted By white lobster

I didn't really get the hang of it until I'd...

I didn't really get the hang of it until I'd installed 3 or 4 of them. After that, the installation and programming were pretty straightforward. It definitely takes longer than a regular computer,...
06-04-08, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By white lobster

Totally worth it. Remember how many medals the...

Totally worth it. Remember how many medals the US of A won with the GT Superbike in '96?

blogs.salon.com/0001490/images/2003/01/01/GT1.jpg

(Answer: one silver)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By white lobster

Yup, you have to reprogram it if you change gear...

Yup, you have to reprogram it if you change gear ratios. It's kind of a hassle the first time around, but the manual is clear and it gets easier the more you do it.

Virtual cadence works like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-08, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By white lobster

Exactly. When I lived there, I only had to go...

Exactly. When I lived there, I only had to go through one stoplight to get out of town. The riding outside of CH is great, although not very exciting. There are tons of small country roads within...
05-10-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,864
Posted By white lobster

Biggest difference between XTR and XT is that the...

Biggest difference between XTR and XT is that the XTR brakes pivot on ball bearings while XT uses the traditional brass bushing. The bearings are really nice since there's no play in the brake arm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-08, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By white lobster

First of all, good call on the fitting at BCH. ...

First of all, good call on the fitting at BCH. They do a great job and you'll definitely consider it $250 very, very well spent.

Second, whoever does your bike fit will send you home with a sheet...
04-12-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By white lobster

Ha, hearing about Violet Crown brings back some...

Ha, hearing about Violet Crown brings back some memories. Does Jack Pritchard still ride with those guys?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-08, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 824
Posted By white lobster

It does help quiet things down.

It does help quiet things down.
04-10-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By white lobster

Pintle chain. I hear they stretch like crazy.

Pintle chain. I hear they stretch like crazy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-08, 10:03 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 17,100
Posted By white lobster

The Trek/Lemond relationship has been on the...

The Trek/Lemond relationship has been on the rocks for a while and I've been hearing rumors of a split for the last couple of years. This sounds pretty bad, though. The "inconsistent business...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,142
Posted By white lobster

True. Stay away from anything that's greasy or...

True. Stay away from anything that's greasy or petroleum-based. It'll muck up your shorts, stain your saddle, etc. Bag Balm is great stuff, just not as a chamois cream.
03-31-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 541
Posted By white lobster

An occasional hurl just after a race isn't...

An occasional hurl just after a race isn't necessarily a bad thing, but two hours after? That can't be good. In general, gastro distress during/after exercise is caused by a lack of blood flow to...
03-30-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By white lobster

Bingo. I knew I used them for something, but I...

Bingo. I knew I used them for something, but I couldn't remember what it was. That's it.

Gotta be careful, though. You can break a zip tie pretty easily if you pull too hard.
03-30-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By white lobster

I've never found much use for "fourth hand" tools...

I've never found much use for "fourth hand" tools like the Park BT-2. They were somewhat helpful when you needed to pull really hard on a brake straddle cable on a old set of cantilever brakes. But...
03-26-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,229
Posted By white lobster

I'm not so sure about using wax on the sidewalls....

I'm not so sure about using wax on the sidewalls. Sounds like a recipe for some very squeaky brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-08, 08:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By white lobster

Even the non-drowsy stuff knocks me out. I can...

Even the non-drowsy stuff knocks me out. I can ride just fine, but it's always an early night.
03-14-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By white lobster

I used Tufo sealant to repair a Tufo tire about a...

I used Tufo sealant to repair a Tufo tire about a year ago and it's still holding air just fine. The tire had been glued on recently and, apart from the leak, it was in good shape. Like you, I was...
03-12-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 34,019
Posted By white lobster

Quite possibly the best post I have ever read. ...

Quite possibly the best post I have ever read. Huzzah!
03-08-08, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By white lobster

File it off and, if you're concerned about...

File it off and, if you're concerned about dropping the chain, replace it with a Third Eye Chain Watcher or a Deda Dog Fang. They work better anyways.
03-06-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 836
Posted By white lobster

A good idea in general, but any particular reason...

A good idea in general, but any particular reason why BTI in this case?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-29-08, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,569
Posted By white lobster

The noise is also dependent on how much grease is...

The noise is also dependent on how much grease is inside the freehub mechanism. I worked at a shop with a guy who had worked for CK when they were in Santa Barbara, and he demonstrated that a little...
02-29-08, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 863
Posted By white lobster

Will SRM still honor the warranty on a modified...

Will SRM still honor the warranty on a modified crankset? I know it's only paint, but most manufacturers won't warranty parts that are modded after the sale.

Then again, if you just bought a...
02-24-08, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By white lobster

I'm pretty sure that the 5200 uses a braze-on. I...

I'm pretty sure that the 5200 uses a braze-on. I could be wrong.
02-17-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By white lobster

Exactly. Most shops that have the die a) don't...

Exactly. Most shops that have the die a) don't know how much damage they'll do to their tool and/or b) how much that tool will cost to replace. Personally, I wouldn't do it, but maybe some shop out...
02-09-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By white lobster

I've never seen a Colnago with anything but an...

I've never seen a Colnago with anything but an Italian bb.
02-05-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,327
Posted By white lobster

I've only met Sheldon a couple of times. It's so...

I've only met Sheldon a couple of times. It's so rare to find someone who's a true contrarian for all the right reasons ... someone who's smart but not condescending, a un-self conscious goofball. ...
01-31-08, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,747
Posted By white lobster

Yeah, some of those used a press-fit sleeve on...

Yeah, some of those used a press-fit sleeve on the inside of the spindle to keep from "walking" to one side or the other. There's a special tool that'll shove this sleeve onto a pretty standard Phil...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-08, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,281
Posted By white lobster

Thieves! When I lived in Austin there was a cat...

Thieves! When I lived in Austin there was a cat 1ish guy who used to rock homemade white arm coolers all summer long. He'd constantly douse them with water to stay cool. Everyone made fun of him,...
01-18-08, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By white lobster

I recently found out that Spin Skins are no match...

I recently found out that Spin Skins are no match for a New Mexico goathead (few things are). Froze is right that a good tire will do more for you than a crappy tire and all the Slime in the world. ...
01-16-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,217
Posted By white lobster

Forget the solder and just leave the dustcaps at...

Forget the solder and just leave the dustcaps at home. Without them, somebody can remove the 8mm crank bolt but the crankarm itself isn't going anywhere without a puller or another dustcap.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-08, 10:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By white lobster

I like Mastik One a lot, but Clement is...

I like Mastik One a lot, but Clement is definitely easier for the first-time tire gluer. It takes longer to set up, giving you more time to get the tire centered.

Once the downside, I've got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-08, 01:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By white lobster

I had a long conversation with a Zipp engineer at...

I had a long conversation with a Zipp engineer at Interbike about this same question. He made a pretty compelling argument for the 404s, saying that the difference in weight was trumped by better...
12-27-07, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By white lobster

As usual, Sheldon's already on the case:...

As usual, Sheldon's already on the case: http://sheldonbrown.com/bichain-fixed-free.html
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,361
Posted By white lobster

Spot-on. I liked the Mektronic stuff a lot...

Spot-on. I liked the Mektronic stuff a lot (never tried Zap, but I heard that it was similar), but it definitely had reliability and serviceability issues. When it worked, though, it worked really,...
12-21-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By white lobster

Nuke Proof rear hubs used a Shimano freehub. I...

Nuke Proof rear hubs used a Shimano freehub. I can't remember if it was an XT or LX, but they should be interchangeable. If you can get the axle out, the freehub is pretty easy to take off with a...
06-30-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,972
Posted By white lobster

That's the indexing spring. The rounded end...

That's the indexing spring. The rounded end points forward. The open end points backwards.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-07, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,919
Posted By white lobster

Taiwannovation.

Taiwannovation.
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