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10-21-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By bfloyd

12 hour window

What is the "12 hour window" that I hear about after a hard ride? I have heard the saying before but never really understand the meaning. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-07, 05:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By bfloyd

Ahhh, I've heard bad things about the XO saddle. ...

Ahhh, I've heard bad things about the XO saddle. Many riders say they are the most uncomfortable saddles around. mtbreview was very bad on this one.

Knee pain usually comes from saddle height...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-07, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,610
Posted By bfloyd

. . . the search for the perfect saddle is...

. . . the search for the perfect saddle is probably an ongoing continuous search. Believe it or not, usually less padding on the saddle is preferred. A cutout saddle may or may not help. Is your...
09-25-07, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By bfloyd

Are you wearing cycling shorts? These help...

Are you wearing cycling shorts? These help greatly!
09-21-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks Machka. It looks like the Grac is exactly...

Thanks Machka. It looks like the Grac is exactly where the pain is because I get the pain mostly on the inside of the knee where it begins to wrap around and also at times exactly where the Grac...
09-20-07, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks. In relation to how I am sitting; the way...

Thanks. In relation to how I am sitting; the way before when I have the pain, I was sitting more on the butt because I had no pressure on the crotch area as I was sitting on the rear portion of the...
09-19-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By bfloyd

problem found?

This is going to sound very strange and I will try my best to describe this in words: I have been experience knee pain located at the back inside corner of both knees. I seen my sports doctor and...
09-19-07, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,484
Posted By bfloyd

Cyclists are known for having tight hamstrings. ...

Cyclists are known for having tight hamstrings. I have chronically tight hamstrings and many times after hard rides my calves are tight too.

It does sound like you over did it too fast. ...
09-19-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By bfloyd

Just for information - a 7% grade is close to a...

Just for information - a 7% grade is close to a highway overpass. They also sell handlebar mounted gages that will measure the grade of hills while riding them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-07, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By bfloyd

If that is true, then why not use 26 x 1.0 slick...

If that is true, then why not use 26 x 1.0 slick tires on an mtb, use a slightly shorter a2c fork length, and add drop bars. Or, I think you can still find some 650c road bikes if you search hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-07, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks for the different brands all. I'll look...

Thanks for the different brands all. I'll look into them, especially the less expensive FSA SL220.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-07, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 563
Posted By bfloyd

Seatpost Q

I'm looking for a further set back seatpost than what I have now. I currently have a Bontrager Race that is set back 20mm from center of post to center of saddle clamp. I have my saddle slid all...
09-12-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,956
Posted By bfloyd

What's a power slider? Thanks.

What's a power slider? Thanks.
09-12-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,956
Posted By bfloyd

You are using different muscles when climbing out...

You are using different muscles when climbing out of the saddle. Out of saddle climbing uses more fast twitch muscles whereas seated climbing uses more slow twitch muscles. Strengthing will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-07, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks everyone. I went with the Sigma BC1106...

Thanks everyone. I went with the Sigma BC1106 wired. I got it for $13 at Jenson. Couldn't beat the price.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-07, 05:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,671
Posted By bfloyd

Computers

Which seems to work better and are preferred, wired or wireless? Any mfg. better that the others? Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-07, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks. The aero bar clamp dia. (from the mfg....

Thanks. The aero bar clamp dia. (from the mfg. site) claims that it will fit 26.0 and 31.8 bars. My mountain bar is a 25.4 but I was wondering if most clamps will tighten down to fit this size. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By bfloyd

clip on aero bar

Will a clip on aero bar fit on a flat bar (mtb type)? I ride a flat bar road bike because I never liked drop bars. Thanks.
09-05-07, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By bfloyd

Bump.

Bump.
09-04-07, 05:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By bfloyd

69er

I'm wanting to try the new 26in. rear wheel, 29in. front wheel set up. My current setup has a front fork with a 430mm a2c length with included fork sag. I want to go to a rigid front end and have...
09-02-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks. Are you referring to larger tire by...

Thanks. Are you referring to larger tire by width; say, going from a 2.0 to a 2.3 or 2.4, or going to a 29in. wheel?
09-02-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks everyone. Yes, this is for the old school...

Thanks everyone. Yes, this is for the old school rigid off road riding (single speed actually). So if I went with the longer a - c rigid fork lengths, the ones with the 450mm a - c to match my...
09-02-07, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 755
Posted By bfloyd

suspension to rigid fork

I currently have a 89mm travel front suspension fork that I want to replace with a rigid fork. The suspension fork has a axle to crown height of 450mm. The suspension correct rigid forks that I...
08-31-07, 02:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,262
Posted By bfloyd

Hey, I just seen that Nashbar has them on sale...

Hey, I just seen that Nashbar has them on sale for $10 each . . . I'm going to pick up a pair myself.
08-30-07, 03:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By bfloyd

Some still do call it a seat. But would you call...

Some still do call it a seat. But would you call a horses saddle a seat? :)
08-30-07, 03:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,262
Posted By bfloyd

Nice looking Giant. How well are your Ritchey...

Nice looking Giant. How well are your Ritchey slicks wearing? Those are Rithey's right?
08-30-07, 05:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By bfloyd

LOL. Actually, they are not those kind of...

LOL. Actually, they are not those kind of alleys. It's a very small town.
08-29-07, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By bfloyd

Tire recommendation

I'm looking for a good knobbie that will work well in this (my) situation: I can only get to the trail maybe once every couple of weeks so I have a route in my city that consists of short jams of...
08-29-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By bfloyd

Allrounder bar

Is anyone using the Kalloy Allrounder flat bar? It seems very similar to the Surly Torsion flat bar. Does it hold up well?
08-29-07, 06:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,448
Posted By bfloyd

Actually, the main reason is that they are an...

Actually, the main reason is that they are an object that can easily get caught on something on the trail.
08-28-07, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks. It's the standard WTB Laser V saddle. ...

Thanks. It's the standard WTB Laser V saddle.

http://www.wtb.com/saddles_laserv.html
08-28-07, 05:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,262
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks. Actually, I just learned that mini...

Thanks. Actually, I just learned that mini v-brakes work with standard road brake levers and I can get some Tektro mini's for pretty cheap. I may just go this route.
08-27-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
Posted By bfloyd

drop or bullhorn brakes

Please, does any mfg. make a mtb brake lever that will fit a road bar, drop or bullhorn style? Thanks.
08-27-07, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By bfloyd

As already said, slicks and a rigid fork is the...

As already said, slicks and a rigid fork is the cheapest way to lighten and gain speed right away. The best way to effectively "feel" that a bike is lighter while riding is to reduce the rotating...
08-27-07, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By bfloyd

anyone, please?

anyone, please?
08-27-07, 05:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks for the reply and yes, I worded my...

Thanks for the reply and yes, I worded my question wrong. The intervals I am doing are over LT. I meant to write intervals to improve LT. My intervals are at 95% of max HR.
08-26-07, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By bfloyd

Dished saddles

This may sound like a strange question but - when using dished out or scooped saddles (not to be confused with a cut out saddle), should you "sit" inside the actual dished out section? I have been...
08-26-07, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By bfloyd

Q about Intervals

So why is it that everytime the rest period of interval training is over and the next interval begins it is usually right around a turn into a headwind or at the bottom of a climb??!! (LOL). But...
08-26-07, 04:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By bfloyd

You are correct that cold muscles shouldn't be...

You are correct that cold muscles shouldn't be stretched. It is mostly important to stretch after the ride however some like to pedal easily for about 10 minutes and then do a light stretch before...
08-25-07, 02:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By bfloyd

A PR of 30 miles in 15 minutes???? Am I reading...

A PR of 30 miles in 15 minutes???? Am I reading this right?? Even with the 30 miles under an hour you would be blowing by the pros like they were standing still . . .
08-25-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 300
Posted By bfloyd

trimming ends of bars

What is the best way to trim the ends of bars to get a straight (perpendicular to bar), lean cut? Also, can barends be used with the newly cut ends? I am wanting to trim a flat bar down to 18 in....
08-25-07, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,765
Posted By bfloyd

Everyone has to start somewhere and your 6 miles,...

Everyone has to start somewhere and your 6 miles, 3 x a week is a start. Yes, your body will adapt to the changes you are giving it and you will be able to ride more and more. I think you are doing...
08-25-07, 06:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,262
Posted By bfloyd

Sorry to bring this older thread back to life,...

Sorry to bring this older thread back to life, but what are these Travel Agents that they are talking about here? I am converting to drop bars and road brake levers on one of my mtb single speeds...
08-24-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,845
Posted By bfloyd

mmmm . . . tar . . . yummy . . .

mmmm . . . tar . . . yummy . . .
08-24-07, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 802
Posted By bfloyd

My 'itis is worse when the humidity is very high....

My 'itis is worse when the humidity is very high. I guess the heat and humidity helps the inflamation grow.
08-21-07, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By bfloyd

The Welgo MG-1's are great pedals!!! You won't...

The Welgo MG-1's are great pedals!!! You won't be dissapointed in them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-07, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By bfloyd

Thanks for the info.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By bfloyd

set back seat post

Can someone tell me how much of a set back seat post will effectively change a 74 seat tube angle to a 73 degree seat tube angle?

Also, are the set backs measured fron center of post to center of...
08-18-07, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 996
Posted By bfloyd

I hit a chipmunk once on my road bike. He just...

I hit a chipmunk once on my road bike. He just darted right out in front of my from the field I was riding next to. He went under my front tire and was spit out my back tire. Poor little guy. I...
08-17-07, 05:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By bfloyd

Nashbar steel frame owners

I'm looking to pick up one and have read many of the threads regarding them but I have a question about their sizing. I normally ride a 23 in. top tube length, which usually falls around a 19 to 20...
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