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09-12-14, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By Carcinogent

Thanks for all the suggestions. I followed...

Thanks for all the suggestions.

I followed FB's advice and i re installed the tire the next day. I readjusted the rim tape on the places it has gotten really skewed. Since i assumed the tire must...
09-10-14, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,464
Posted By Carcinogent

New wheel coming out of true with inflated tyre, then tre with deflated tyre

Hello fellow bicycle mechanics,

Something very strange is happening with the new wheelset i just built. Some details.
DT Swiss RR440, Chris King r45, DT Comp 24 spokes x2 front, Velox tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 04:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By Carcinogent

Here is a detailed explanation of the Daniels...

Here is a detailed explanation of the Daniels points metric (in the Golden Cheetah Google Discussion group)
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/golden-cheetah-users/SpL_zfkLvPc
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 03:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Carcinogent

My 13 Month Bad Customer Service Saga with Cervelo

Quote from The Official P5 thread on Slowtwitch. I am not the only one with such problems in the area. So by the looks of it we seem to have it worse here in Europe.

"Sounds like my experience,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Carcinogent

My 13 Month Bad Customer Service Saga with Cervelo

This might not have been clear, however, the distributor for Europe, etc communicates with the shops. They as distributor have overview of what inventory is where (storage, shops, etc). If a shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 It has gone a little off topic (it is the...

+1

It has gone a little off topic (it is the 41 after all :) )
However, if you meet the requiremetns set by the organizers (national federation) you can start, even in a bike nation like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,141
Posted By Carcinogent

My 13 Month Bad Customer Service Saga with Cervelo

I am going to share with you my 13 month (yes you read that right) saga that involved me waiting for a delivery of the new Cervelo P5, a lot of bad customer service from Cervelo (including failure to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-13, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,177
Posted By Carcinogent

Here is my take and programs when it comes to...

Here is my take and programs when it comes to weight lifting and cycling. Read Cycling Strength Series Part 1 - Core Strength, where I cover balancing it all, and i give a nice introduction as well....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,549
Posted By Carcinogent

The Continental Sprinter Gatorskin tubular now...

The Continental Sprinter Gatorskin tubular now comes in 25mm. It is a very tough durable tyre and I have very good experience with it. I am 195lbs and run 22mm front/25mm rear. Also as of this year...
02-14-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Carcinogent

Spoke length/gauge and wheel stiffness

I am in the process of selecting components for a racing wheelset. I am a big guy 6'7", 195-205lbs and i value wheel stiffness above all. I like to run my brakes really close so the wheels shouldn't...
02-05-13, 06:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,608
Posted By Carcinogent

The SON (Schmidt) is a very high quality unit...

The SON (Schmidt) is a very high quality unit with very low resistance. In a way it is the standard when it comes to hub dynamos, the only negative point being as you mentioned the price. I have it...
02-03-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Carcinogent

Quarg vs powetap

For me the biggest advantage of having a crank based powermeter is that you are free to you use ANY wheelset, even a borrowed one. With a powertap you are 'stuck' with one wheel for both training and...
01-31-13, 04:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,723
Posted By Carcinogent

+1000 on this one I've said this before:...

+1000 on this one

I've said this before: It's a perception in your head so getting into a different mindset will make a world of difference. It is your goal and only YOU can work towards achieving...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-13, 02:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,195
Posted By Carcinogent

Battery as suggested. For me when it stopped...

Battery as suggested.
For me when it stopped working was after a wet ride/hosing the bike down. I think some water has gotten inside somehow. I opened it up, let it dry and sprayed the insides with...
01-24-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Carcinogent

You are welcome! Remember to listen to your body...

You are welcome! Remember to listen to your body and recover when needed.

Good luck!
01-24-13, 03:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 985
Posted By Carcinogent

You can lift 2x during the week after work for...

You can lift 2x during the week after work for example Tuesday and Friday (allow 2days in between weight sessions for adequate recovery). On those days if time permits you can squeeze in a 1-1:30h Z2...
01-18-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,885
Posted By Carcinogent

Core strength, why?

The core provides a stable platform for your legs to push against among other things. Overall it is a very neglected muscle group yet very important.

More info in my post here:...
01-11-13, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 806
Posted By Carcinogent

Training two times a day is not a problem,...

Training two times a day is not a problem, however, recovering properly is even more important.

In general you can do (remember to include 3-4h of recovery in between!):
-2 (shorter) endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-13, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By Carcinogent

Usually new bearings are overpacked with grease...

Usually new bearings are overpacked with grease so as you "break them in" some will squeeze past the seals. Check for play and adjust if needed. Grittiness is what you should be worried when it comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-12, 04:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,467
Posted By Carcinogent

Abs and core musculature are not the same thing....

Abs and core musculature are not the same thing. Abs are part of the core, the back muscles play a part in the equation as well. The core is the collective term for all the muscles starting from your...
12-14-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Carcinogent

To revive an old thread; I found this video of...

To revive an old thread; I found this video of MTB World Champion Greg Minnaar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwnGklmAcbU

The first couple of minutes show him doing some weight/core exercises....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-12, 03:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,467
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 on this. Strong pedaling starts at the core...

+1 on this. Strong pedaling starts at the core first.

Btw this is a video i found recently of MTB World Champion Greg Minnaar.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwnGklmAcbU

Notice the nature of...
12-14-12, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Carcinogent

All training programs start with Zone 2 (basic...

All training programs start with Zone 2 (basic endurance) for the first week or two (4-6h week and build from there). I have found myself that this is the best especially if you are coming back from...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-12, 07:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,467
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 on this. Here is my view/exercises that...

+1 on this.

Here is my view/exercises that you might find interesting. http://www.thetallcyclist.com/2012/11/cycling-strength-series-part-1-core-strength/

Enjoy!
12-06-12, 05:08 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 169,285
Posted By Carcinogent

Here is some info on pacing a TT with a...

Here is some info on pacing a TT with a powermeter from my blog.
http://www.thetallcyclist.com/2012/12/pacing-a-time-trial-with-a-powermeter/

In the future I will post some more info on variable...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-12, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,699
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 merlinextraligh I am heavier than you...

+1 merlinextraligh

I am heavier than you (88-94kg) and I have never gone above 115psi (the recommended), 110psi is fine during the summer. I currently run 105psi in the wet, I am tempted to go...
12-03-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By Carcinogent

Vittoria Zaffiro Home Trainer, and Tacx. I use...

Vittoria Zaffiro Home Trainer, and Tacx. I use the Vittoria and have not been disappointed, nothing is coming off it and seems to be handling the temperature well.
11-30-12, 02:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By Carcinogent

Good catch. I guess mistakes happen at the PRO...

Good catch. I guess mistakes happen at the PRO level as well. They should have used a backup gauge after the first couple of changes imo.
11-29-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By Carcinogent

The tool will give you the pressure, it is up to...

The tool will give you the pressure, it is up to the rider to decide what would work with the given conditions. Multiple visits to the pits certainly do not point towards a faulty inflator. Nothing...
11-29-12, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By Carcinogent

Yeah it is a bit costly esp if you don't have...

Yeah it is a bit costly esp if you don't have other Craftsman Tools where you can use the battery etc.

You can buy a charger and a battery used off eBay btw for a fraction of the price so...
11-29-12, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By Carcinogent

Oh and I forgot to mention the Craftsman Inflator...

Oh and I forgot to mention the Craftsman Inflator has an "automatic cutoff function," you set your desired pressure and it stops once you reach it.
11-29-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,283
Posted By Carcinogent

The Craftsman cordless Inflator. This and the now...

The Craftsman cordless Inflator. This and the now discontinued Bosch PAG are staples in CX mechanics' toolkits. If you watch "Behind the Barriers" you can see it in action. Under 100psi it reads with...
11-27-12, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 Communication is key. For...

+1
Communication is key. For non-cyclists/athletes it is inconceivable how you can spend 8-10-12hrs a week doing a hobby. You have to break it down to them in simple terms. You say you want to be...
11-25-12, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Carcinogent

The Barbell (Back) Squat is a pretty fundamental...

The Barbell (Back) Squat is a pretty fundamental leg exercise so I do not think there are any real alternatives. Get an instructor to show you; Back Squats looks intimidating from the side (i know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-12, 06:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 on Carbonfiberboy on the natural vs unnatural....

+1 on Carbonfiberboy on the natural vs unnatural.

None of the motions our bodies are perfect, hence why there are so many (small) muscles to keep things right. "Natural" movements engage all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By Carcinogent

If your frame can clear them go with what you...

If your frame can clear them go with what you prefer. Wider tyres are not slower per se. They have slightly poorer aerodynamics, however, they have lower rolling resistance than a similar narrower...
11-22-12, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 868
Posted By Carcinogent

A trainer is a very good investment - just a...

A trainer is a very good investment - just a simple model, not the fancy computer controlled ones from Tacx. Put a movie or some music on and you are good to go for 1h-1.5h. Currently I am still...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 11:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Carcinogent

@jyl I am glad you liked it =) Free...

@jyl
I am glad you liked it =)

Free weights are better since they strengthen ALL the muscles around a particular motion in a balanced way. Machines tend to isolate muscles so some get stronger...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-12, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,073
Posted By Carcinogent

Power (watts) is part of cycling and strength is...

Power (watts) is part of cycling and strength is the main component of power. So by adding strength you should not be hurting your performance.
Also strengthening your core is very important for...
11-19-12, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By Carcinogent

Great info in this post. I also believe that Core...

Great info in this post. I also believe that Core and General Body Strength are beneficial and often overlooked in many sports (cycling included).

I share my experiences in my blog here:
Core...
05-11-12, 04:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By Carcinogent

He mentioned before Stage 1 that wearing the...

He mentioned before Stage 1 that wearing the Maglia Rosa is a life dream for him and he has a real chance of achieving it. When it actually materialized it put a lot of pressure on him. One of the...
04-05-12, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,229
Posted By Carcinogent

Low spoke count is only for weight...

Low spoke count is only for weight savings/aerodynamics. You are obviously going the lightweight route, which is fine.

Couple of things to keep in mind:

1. Radial lacing rear wheel is a big...
03-12-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 706,692
Posted By Carcinogent

Dank je wel! :) Good luck to you with the season;...

Dank je wel! :) Good luck to you with the season; sounds like you are having fun as well!

-Carcinogent
03-12-12, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 706,692
Posted By Carcinogent

My first race. I joined a local club in January...

My first race. I joined a local club in January and have been riding pretty regularly since than.

Pre-season regional criterium; 2.5km loop, pan flat with one small hill, wind diagonally across...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,044
Posted By Carcinogent

+1 Even the CK classic ain't that bad. I...

+1

Even the CK classic ain't that bad. I thought i can use them to warn pedestrians, etc., so far no one has even made a note. R45 should be even quieter.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-12, 01:57 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 6,670
Posted By Carcinogent

This is something that almost all people seem to...

This is something that almost all people seem to ignore. Bottom line, we cannot cheat nature. So for the most part we are all average, take that as a compliment!

Back to the 10,000 hours and...
11-30-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,852
Posted By Carcinogent

Hehe. So you'll be right at home when you have to...

Hehe. So you'll be right at home when you have to be creative with Di2 on non Di2 compatible frames and/or installing an internal battery.
11-30-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,852
Posted By Carcinogent

Np. With the internally routed kit you have all...

Np. With the internally routed kit you have all the empty spaces inside the frame tubes to take all the wire slack (not a lot to begin with).Externally... if you have very long wires on a very small...
11-30-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,852
Posted By Carcinogent

Four (4) wires connecting to a harness. The two...

Four (4) wires connecting to a harness. The two wires from the shifters enter a junction box that is connected via one of those four cables. Really difficult to get it wrong.

1. Junction box (from...
11-29-11, 02:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,852
Posted By Carcinogent

Shimano sells a diagnostic tool for Di2, I think...

Shimano sells a diagnostic tool for Di2, I think the price is not prohibitive even for the home mechanic. Campagnolo EPS has the diagnostics built in the system (LEDs blinking in different colors,...
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