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Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By SteveV

Just my opinion because I weigh about the same as...

Just my opinion because I weigh about the same as you, but I would avoid those low spoke count wheels, especially in the front. I tried a set of Shimano Ulegra WH-6700 wheels (16f radial/20r) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By SteveV

The fixing bolt actually screws into the crank...

The fixing bolt actually screws into the crank arm, not the axle. So it wouldn't have anything to do with the arm falling off or not since it is actually attached to the arm. There is however a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,723
Posted By SteveV

This is correct. It's odd that it fell out...

This is correct. It's odd that it fell out because you tighten it to preload the left crank and then when you tighten the pinch bolts, they typically snug it in place. Usually, you have to loosen the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,361
Posted By SteveV

Congratulations on your weight and your goals. My...

Congratulations on your weight and your goals. My only 2 cents would be:
1) Start with a good shop that you trust and pay for a good fitting. They can run between $200.00 and $400.00, but are worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 867
Posted By SteveV

Unfortunately, the bike on the right does not...

Unfortunately, the bike on the right does not give you stack and reach so it is tough to say where the top of the head tube is relative to the bottom bracket. That being said, the HT and ST angles...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 08:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,380
Posted By SteveV

I hear ya! Naples, Florida 2weeks ago:

I hear ya! Naples, Florida 2weeks ago:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,352
Posted By SteveV

If you honestly do not care about weight, why pay...

If you honestly do not care about weight, why pay for carbon. Pick up something like this:

http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=27478&category=98

You get every...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 799
Posted By SteveV

What kind of headset? You should be able to look...

What kind of headset? You should be able to look on the manufacturer's page and get the compression torque number. For example, King tells you to set the compression plug to 1.7nm. Best to follow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By SteveV

I actually drew out the geometry in AutoCAD and...

I actually drew out the geometry in AutoCAD and then printed it as a pdf.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By SteveV

You are correct about pushing the saddle back. I...

You are correct about pushing the saddle back. I guess adding 10mm to the top tube would be one way of looking at it. If you use the same TT length and the same saddle setback from the bottom...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,815
Posted By SteveV

Actually, you're leaving out the most important...

Actually, you're leaving out the most important thing which is that your saddle should have a specific position relative to your bottom bracket and that should not change with seat tube angle. You'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-12, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 682
Posted By SteveV

Unless you use the coffe shop covers ($10.00),...

Unless you use the coffe shop covers ($10.00), you likely will have a problem stepping in dirt or desert sand. With the Speedplays, the mechanical part of the pedal is in the cleat as opposed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,599
Posted By SteveV

I had been using Looks for 22 years and switched...

I had been using Looks for 22 years and switched to Speedplay Zeros 2 years ago. I cannot believe I waited that long. I absolutely love these pedals! First of all, mounting them is a breeze because...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,621
Posted By SteveV

1993 serotta Colorado tg with tig welded Tange...

1993 serotta Colorado tg with tig welded Tange Prstige Tubing. The most comfortable bike I have ever ridden.214496214495
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By SteveV

I tried the Bontrager cage and found it made a...

I tried the Bontrager cage and found it made a clicking noise no matter how much I tightened or tweaked it. I replaced it with 2 Arundel Sport cages (the plastic ones, not the carbon) that I got from...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,210
Posted By SteveV

I have ridden Michelin Krylion Carbons for the...

I have ridden Michelin Krylion Carbons for the last several years. Literally 1 flat in 2 sets of tires and over 6000 miles. I weigh about 180 and run them at 100 psi. However, a few years ago, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,717
Posted By SteveV

I had been using Looks for 22 years and switched...

I had been using Looks for 22 years and switched to Speedplay Zeros about a year ago because I was having constant knee pain. I had been through 2 fittings and nothing was helping. I cannot believe I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SteveV

It was the same size (143) and same model (there...

It was the same size (143) and same model (there is only one Alias as opposed to the Toupe, which has several models). It appears as though Racerone answered my question based on his experience.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SteveV

I understand that this is the stock response, but...

I understand that this is the stock response, but does not address the point of my question. The demo and the new item on the shelf were totally different. I'm trying to gather if this is a quality...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By SteveV

Specialized Alias break-in

Does anyone know if this saddle softens with break-in? I tried a demo from a LBS and liked it very much, so I decided to purchase one. But when I went to buy one off the shelf, it was MUCH firmer...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By SteveV

You can check out the differences on the...

You can check out the differences on the Speedplay website and they are not at all compatible with each other. The Zeros use a "C" shaped clip with flatter protrusions to grab the zero pedals. The X...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,843
Posted By SteveV

Serotta makes every one of their bikes in New...

Serotta makes every one of their bikes in New York. I have had my Steel Colorado tg since 1993 and just keep upgrading the components because it is such a great riding bike. Just this past winter I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By SteveV

I ride the Ergonova Team bars and will never...

I ride the Ergonova Team bars and will never switch. They are the most comfortable bars I have ever ridden and the 7075 aluminum is very light. You won't be disappointed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 11:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,130
Posted By SteveV

I still ride a 1993 Serotta Colorado tg which is...

I still ride a 1993 Serotta Colorado tg which is tig welded Tange Prestige tubing. If I ever find a better bike, I'll consider it. You should check out the Serotta Coeur d'Acier or Serotta Colorado...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By SteveV

Blaster Dry Lube works great. It is PTFE and is...

Blaster Dry Lube works great. It is PTFE and is available at Home Depot. I give a quick squit before every ride and it works great.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-10, 11:07 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,619
Posted By SteveV

Look at this link: ...

Look at this link:

http://www.sram.com/technology/30/tid/brand/sram-road/src/series

and enlarge the photo by clicking on it. They show 2 clicks on the downshift.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,619
Posted By SteveV

My mistake then. I do not own Sram, but their...

My mistake then. I do not own Sram, but their website says 2, so that is what I was going by.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,619
Posted By SteveV

You need to see how each of them feels to you and...

You need to see how each of them feels to you and which type of shifting you prefer. I'm not talking about which is smoother or louder or whatever. The Shimano STI levers and the Sram double tap and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,788
Posted By SteveV

Have you looked into 3T Ergonovas? I went on a...

Have you looked into 3T Ergonovas? I went on a handlebar "quest" last year after being professionally fit and realizing that my Ritchie anatomic bars were not right for me. I never spent time in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By SteveV

Everyone has their own style of riding, but for...

Everyone has their own style of riding, but for me, the ONLY thing that matters is cadence. If it's not between 88 and 92, then I need to shift. Then again, I'm just a recreational rider that rides...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,675
Posted By SteveV

Serotta Ottrot painted exactly like this ...

Serotta Ottrot painted exactly like this
http://www.serotta.com/assets/images/wallpapers//ottrott_se_white.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,324
Posted By SteveV

I have been using a Topeak Joe Blow Sprint for 7...

I have been using a Topeak Joe Blow Sprint for 7 years with no problem at all. The gauge is large and at the top of the barrel and it takes about 5 pumps to get my Michelin Krylion Carbon tires to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-10, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By SteveV

Computer for middle aged eyes

I am 48 and need reading glasses for anything close, but other than that do not need a prescription and have been looking for a computer with cadence that I can actually see. I assume I am not alone...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-10, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By SteveV

By the way, I went with the chrome-moly. Just...

By the way, I went with the chrome-moly. Just couldn't justify the price. And when all's said and done, I really like the look of the all black.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-10, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,557
Posted By SteveV

I had been using Looks for 22 years and just...

I had been using Looks for 22 years and just switched to Speedplay Zeros 3 months ago. I cannot believe I waited this long. I absolutely love these pedals! First of all, mounting them is a breeze...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By SteveV

I had been using Looks for 22 years and just...

I had been using Looks for 22 years and just switched to Speedplay Zeros 2 months ago. I cannot believe I waited this long. I absolutely love these pedals! First of all, mounting them is a breeze...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By SteveV

Speedplay's directions that come with the Zero...

Speedplay's directions that come with the Zero pedals specifically say "twist heel OUT to disengage", which is why you find it easier with an out twist than an in twist. I used Look pedals for 22...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,197
Posted By SteveV

If you want the chain completely cleaned out,...

If you want the chain completely cleaned out, including between the links, spray it with Simple Green Bike Cleaner/Degreaser (available at most bike stores), scrub it with a brush similar to this...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By SteveV

The problem with many shoes is that once you wear...

The problem with many shoes is that once you wear them, you own them. Unless you buy direct from Specialized because they offer a 30 day money back even if you wear them. The tough part is that...
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