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Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-11, 02:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By smd3

I used a silicone adhesive type product from the...

I used a silicone adhesive type product from the hardware store to make grippers on a set of cheap arm warmers. It doesn't look like it came that way, but it was inexpensive and on the inside of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,227
Posted By smd3

It's worth seeing the doc, if only to get it in...

It's worth seeing the doc, if only to get it in your medical records. Worst case scenario you could have a brain bleed, or some sort of borderline issue. When I had a concussion after a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By smd3

I can't speak for Spain, but the bikes here in...

I can't speak for Spain, but the bikes here in Italy have the brakes placed in the same manner as bikes from the states.

Save your money and buy your bikes in the states, you'll get a lot more...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 02:13 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 57,786
Posted By smd3

213553213554 Stelvio, a couple of weeks ago.

213553213554

Stelvio, a couple of weeks ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-11, 02:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By smd3

It would be helpful to suggest a budget, type of...

It would be helpful to suggest a budget, type of riding, some sort of information to narrow it down.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-11, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,330
Posted By smd3

The exchange rate and VAT tax should be enough to...

The exchange rate and VAT tax should be enough to change your mind. Being a tourist you may be able to get the VAT tax refunded, but don't quote me on that. You're probably going to have to find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-11, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,823
Posted By smd3

I was hit in the same manner as #1 on your list....

I was hit in the same manner as #1 on your list. I was ok, concussion, bruises, but no serious injuries. The way she cut the intersection, and the point I was at, she hit me nearly head on. Broke the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By smd3

Thanks, that's good info. I tend to be...

Thanks, that's good info. I tend to be under-prepared clothing wise. I frequently do a nice climb, only to freeze on the way down. I need to get a nice packable jacket.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By smd3

I'm not familiar with Stelvio, but other than the...

I'm not familiar with Stelvio, but other than the late July heat I don't This will be a supported ride, too. A quick web search shows it as an average grade of 7.5%, which isn't bad.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By smd3

Thanks, I'm going to look in to the APEX RD. This...

Thanks, I'm going to look in to the APEX RD. This is compatible with my Force brifter?

I'm riding a Pedal Force QS3, with Force BB30 crank, so swapping back to a compact isn't really an option I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By smd3

Gearing for difficult climb

Can I use a 32 tooth cassette with my standard crank. (SRAM Force group)

A bit of background. I'm a fairly strong rider, but I'll be tackling Passo Stelvio next month. I think I could grind it out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By smd3

The paired spoke technology came from Rolf, who...

The paired spoke technology came from Rolf, who still makes wheels under the Rolf Prima brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By smd3

I don't have any pictures. I was hoping that with...

I don't have any pictures. I was hoping that with the large number of cyclists on this site, someone may be familiar with this bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By smd3

Trek 2000 Women's (Tire clearance question)

My mother owns this bike, I haven't seen it. I'm in Italy, she's in NH.

Is there anyone familiar with this bike? I'd like to see if it will take 32c cyclocross tires.

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By smd3

I'm not a nutritionist, but I don't think cytomax...

I'm not a nutritionist, but I don't think cytomax is necessarily the type of supplement you'd want to incorporate in to your everyday routine. It's mostly carbs, which are great for producing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,656
Posted By smd3

The wheels from Peter White will last forever. ...

The wheels from Peter White will last forever.

I don't really care for the Neuvation wheels I've seen. I'd look up the white hub weights online. I'd bet they're just a bit heavier than the...
09-27-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By smd3

Couldn't buy a Madsen, so...

They can't ship one to us, or it would probably cost a fortune! (We're a military family, living in Italy)

Luckily when we were hanging out in Padova the other day, my wife spotted a bike similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-09, 01:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,386
Posted By smd3

That's killer! Is that 30% average, or peak? ...

That's killer! Is that 30% average, or peak?

I tried to climb Mont. Zoncolan the other day, and failed miserably. It's 11.55 with a max of 22%. I made it like maybe 2.5km out of 10.5! (We rode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,699
Posted By smd3

Did specialized drop the rubber inserts from the...

Did specialized drop the rubber inserts from the frame? I have a friend with an older tarmac, and it's got the inserts in the frame. (It's only a year or two old)

Good looking bike, I'm surprised...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,953
Posted By smd3

It's pretty popular here in Northern Italy, I...

It's pretty popular here in Northern Italy, I can't speak much for further down south. Things have been slower lately, but I think it's because of the heat. A lot of the cyclists I've been seeing are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By smd3

The bulging head tube looks familiar, but I don't...

The bulging head tube looks familiar, but I don't think it's pedal force.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-09, 11:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,562
Posted By smd3

The rear-wheel strap and end cap flew off my...

The rear-wheel strap and end cap flew off my THULE rack driving down the highway. I use a piece to tie my rear wheel down when transporting my bicycle.

I also use a piece to tie the front wheel to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,284
Posted By smd3

That bottom bracket area is fat!

That bottom bracket area is fat!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-09, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By smd3

X10SL! The 1090R should treat you well...

X10SL!

The 1090R should treat you well though. I would be surprised if it's quieter than your Shimano, they haven't seemed that way in my experience. But I've never used them, it's always been...
08-09-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,546
Posted By smd3

I don't use Bikely, or any route creator other...

I don't use Bikely, or any route creator other than Garmins Mapquest, so I can't speak for the first part of you question.

The notification distance is changed by the routing preferences. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-09, 05:52 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,536
Posted By smd3

I had bicycle wheel warehouse build me a set of...

I had bicycle wheel warehouse build me a set of wheels for about that price. 240S hubs, DT 1.1 rims, Revolutions spokes.

32 spoke 3 cross rear, 2 cross front. they've handled everything I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By smd3

Send me a PM, I might be able to help you out.

Send me a PM, I might be able to help you out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By smd3

That's less than 32 spokes, at least it looks...

That's less than 32 spokes, at least it looks like it.

You'll want at least 32 spoke, 3x lacing. Get standard spokes, not super light spokes.

I think the lowest price you'll find in something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,959
Posted By smd3

I hand wash all the ones I care about.

I hand wash all the ones I care about.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-09, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By smd3

Where in Italy are you planning to ship? Are you...

Where in Italy are you planning to ship? Are you shipping from the states?

If the bike is going to stay here, or they don't know, they may try to get their VAT tax from you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,807
Posted By smd3

Yeah, water conservation isn't on anyone's agenda...

Yeah, water conservation isn't on anyone's agenda yet! I swear, the toilets where I'm at must use like 5 gallons a flush, and don't even leave the toilet clean!

Then there's the squatter...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By smd3

I don't think they even sell unthreaded here in...

I don't think they even sell unthreaded here in Italy, I haven't seen any.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-09, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,980
Posted By smd3

You mean Canondale CAAD? That stuff is pretty...

You mean Canondale CAAD? That stuff is pretty light. I'm not real up to date on Canondale stuff, but the even the Aluminum CAAD stuff was pretty darn light, it will be significantly lighter than...
07-27-09, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,546
Posted By smd3

The software you downloaded didn't come with the...

The software you downloaded didn't come with the map program? The software I use from Garmin lets me pick different regions, and add just those regions. I pick the areas around me, it only takes up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,387
Posted By smd3

Didn't Shimano just update their wheel line up?...

Didn't Shimano just update their wheel line up? You may be buying last years product, so beware. I think I saw their new stuff on velonews, or cyclingnews.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By smd3

Germany's great, but winter is a lot longer, and...

Germany's great, but winter is a lot longer, and much more harsh. Even where I'm at in Northern Italy, at the base of the dolomites, we hardly get any snow. If you like to ski, the resorts are really...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 01:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 776
Posted By smd3

It probably would have been a better deal to...

It probably would have been a better deal to wait, and buy in the states and take it on your next trip. VAT tax is crazy here!

Congrats on the house here, it really is a great place. I'll be here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,616
Posted By smd3

Where are you located? I haven't seen any...

Where are you located? I haven't seen any bottecchia set up like that, even here in Italy. Seems like most people here ride Trek though.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
Posted By smd3

I had something similar happen with an X9SL on my...

I had something similar happen with an X9SL on my MTB, I was mashing on it pretty hard, and went to the middle ring from the big ring. Twisted the hell out of a link, and broke it.

I replaced it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By smd3

Yeah, Garmin Corporate totally made the call....

Yeah, Garmin Corporate totally made the call. :rolleyes: You show 'em!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-09, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By smd3

They don't look the same as r-sys, but I'm not...

They don't look the same as r-sys, but I'm not sure it's worth the risk.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By smd3

19 pounds isn't that bad. You're not going to get...

19 pounds isn't that bad. You're not going to get too far for $700. You're already got a pretty light set of wheels.

If your saddle is uncomfortable, I'd start there. Get something that will keep...
07-11-09, 05:53 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 108,546
Posted By smd3

Is it possible to reset the display between...

Is it possible to reset the display between rides, without losing the data?

For example, if I don't download everyday, all the values will just continue to grow, and I have to split them in...
07-05-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By smd3

Edge 705, but it needs a temperature sensor. ...

Edge 705, but it needs a temperature sensor.

It's probably the most compatible GPS system, which is important since I use a Mac, and don't use Garmin's software.

I like to be able to come...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 877
Posted By smd3

It's an acronym. Viva Italia liberata e redenta....

It's an acronym. Viva Italia liberata e redenta. W is commonly used as an abbreviation for Viva.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By smd3

Yeah, I'm in Aviano. Last year I climbed...

Yeah, I'm in Aviano. Last year I climbed Piancavallo about every other weekend, this summer I've been a bit busy.

The MTB action is pretty good up there too, not much single track though.
Forum: Commuting
06-18-09, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By smd3

People drive like idiots in southern Italy! I'm...

People drive like idiots in southern Italy! I'm glad I live up north, I've been to a few places down south, and I wouldn't like to ride my bike there. (I'm in Sardinia right now)

In the Air Force...
06-02-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By smd3

What kind of tools are you looking for? Universal...

What kind of tools are you looking for? Universal Cycles, Jenson, Performance, Nashbar all ship to APO, yeah, there's a bit of penalty to the shipping, but it's not that bad.

I had a whole Salsa...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-09, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By smd3

Seems like the seat bider w/ the stays running in...

Seems like the seat bider w/ the stays running in to it is particular to a certain brand, right? I'd post in classic/vintage.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By smd3

Garmin's software isn't great, check out ascent...

Garmin's software isn't great, check out ascent training software for the mac.

I use an Edge 705 with Ascent, I like it.
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