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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By umcade

Whichever ones come with you wheels is what I...

Whichever ones come with you wheels is what I usually race on.
06-29-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 25,030
Posted By umcade

That is frankly amazing. Is there any...

That is frankly amazing.

Is there any concern with the Neverwet causing some kind of oxidation or corrosion acceleration?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By umcade

I'm looking for some race wheels, what should I...

I'm looking for some race wheels, what should I look for, aero or light weight?
06-05-13, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 149,538
Posted By umcade

10th annual Stony Mountain Crit this evening...

10th annual Stony Mountain Crit this evening outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. 1.5 km lap with ~60ft of elevation gain, Cat 5. My first "real" crit, but I've done a bunch of training crits and 3 road...
04-30-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,110
Posted By umcade

I just did the Rotary Route today. I would...

I just did the Rotary Route today. I would recommend just taking the trans canada, as the rotary route added about 2.5 hours to what it should have taken on the trans can. Also much more hilly.
04-27-13, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2,847
Views: 149,538
Posted By umcade

First race of the season, and my 3rd road race,...

First race of the season, and my 3rd road race, Cat 5 Bird's Hill Park RR in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Race with lots of junior development kids, field of around 30. I managed to stay in the front 5 for...
Forum: Triathlon
04-22-13, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By umcade

buy some 25mm tires but that's it.

buy some 25mm tires but that's it.
04-20-13, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By umcade

Remember, a TT geometry maintains the same...

Remember, a TT geometry maintains the same relative positions of your contact points, just rotated forward about the bottom bracket. Keep this in mind as you fiddle.
04-08-13, 12:46 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 41,533
Posted By umcade

This gets said a lot so I guess most people here...

This gets said a lot so I guess most people here see it as being really obvious, but:

You are focusing way to much on speed as a metric of determining performance. That's only going to make you...
04-06-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,156
Posted By umcade

Get a used wired Ptap. They usually go for...

Get a used wired Ptap. They usually go for 200-300$ depending on wheel build it comes with.
Forum: Touring
03-31-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,677
Posted By umcade

Flying to location to start tour... Best way to pack panniers and stuff?

I am planning a tour starting in Vancouver and ending in San Francisco, with a flight to or from my hometown for each. I would love to do a from-my-doorstep tour but I only have 5 weeks and I live...
03-09-13, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 878
Posted By umcade

Literally just copyright infringed all of friel's...

Literally just copyright infringed all of friel's books.
02-26-13, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,377
Posted By umcade

Watt is the issue here?

Watt is the issue here?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-13, 03:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,980
Posted By umcade

Or just use those weird devices that move your...

Or just use those weird devices that move your chain around on to different sized things on the back. You know, the make-it-harder-to-pedal-izers.
Forum: Triathlon
01-06-13, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By umcade

Any of those would be equally great, assuming...

Any of those would be equally great, assuming money is no option.

Are you sure you even *need* aero wheels? It is your first ironman, afterall.
12-10-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By umcade

Thanks for the reply, I store the bike upright...

Thanks for the reply, I store the bike upright leaned against the wall of my bedroom, or sometimes in my bed if the girlfriend isn't looking (Who do I love more? I'll never tell!)

What type of...
12-10-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By umcade

STI Shifter upshift issue - Can it be diagnosed over the internet?!

Hello,

So recently I noticed I am having a strange issue with my right 105 Shifter (2011 model). The shifter *should* be able to upshift 3 cogs in a single brake lever swing. I notice that...
Forum: Triathlon
11-10-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,834
Posted By umcade

What do you mean by "best"? There are many,...

What do you mean by "best"?

There are many, many different "best" bikes, optimizing, aero, comfort, stiffness, bang-for-buck, etc, under that price range.

As always, buy a ~2000$ bike and spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,459
Posted By umcade

Yes, according to Friel seasonal periods of...

Yes, according to Friel seasonal periods of recovery after the Race period is even more important than the short term recovery after big workouts. Friel calls this the "transition", and recommends...
Forum: Triathlon
10-13-12, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By umcade

I only do triathlon because pure open water swim...

I only do triathlon because pure open water swim races are nowhere to be found where I live.
Forum: Triathlon
10-13-12, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By umcade

I always just strap the watch around the bars....

I always just strap the watch around the bars. Bam, bike mount.
10-08-12, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By umcade

Alright, I'll see if I can borrow some equivalent...

Alright, I'll see if I can borrow some equivalent depth wheels and give them a spin
10-08-12, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,732
Posted By umcade

Race wheels: Weight vs. Depth

Hello,

I apologize if this is a little too 41-ey, but I was wondering if there are any recommendations around here regarding rim weight vs. depth? I will be purchasing some race wheels for myself...
10-02-12, 09:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,369
Posted By umcade

Mine would also be muscular endurance. My muscles...

Mine would also be muscular endurance. My muscles fail SO much faster than my aerobic system fails. I have not been following very much structure previously, but starting in November I will be on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-12, 09:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By umcade

If you have to ask in this form, that bike is...

If you have to ask in this form, that bike is probably not worth it to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,477
Posted By umcade

Your Cat 2 friend's advice is highly anecdotal....

Your Cat 2 friend's advice is highly anecdotal. For more anecdotes, regard how many riders in the pro peloton ride with zero-set-back seatposts (zero).

You will undoubtedly experience higher power...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-12, 07:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,638
Posted By umcade

Avoid paint on the road if you can, it gets...

Avoid paint on the road if you can, it gets slippery. I usually wear my regular kit with a wind/wet resistant vest. My usual kit includes wool arm warmers so those stay warm, and the lycra leg...
Forum: Triathlon
08-28-12, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By umcade

EDIT: Also, in terms of measuring your...

EDIT: Also, in terms of measuring your performance, speed is pretty irrelevant, so don't get hung up on it!

Wthout a question the HR monitor. Maybe also consider getting a cheap cadence sensor, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,442
Posted By umcade

Where on earth in Canada are you from where you...

Where on earth in Canada are you from where you use MPH for speed and meters for distance? I was under impression the canadian standard was KPH and ft.
08-15-12, 02:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By umcade

The eastern HWY #1 has no shoulder once you get...

The eastern HWY #1 has no shoulder once you get out a bit, and is nonstop semitrucks. I would suggest going through Beauseajeur along the #11, and taking the #44 through the Whiteshell until you get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,004
Posted By umcade

Link to the pictures?

Link to the pictures?
08-14-12, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By umcade

I wasn't expecting anyone to tell me exactly what...

I wasn't expecting anyone to tell me exactly what to do (nor would I listen!), just looking for opinions and what others do.

A lot of people are mentioning using commuting as a part of the...
08-14-12, 10:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By umcade

Yes my route is entirely urban. I have been...

Yes my route is entirely urban. I have been experimenting with waking up early, going for a structured workout, coming back home, and then going to work. It's just disheartening when I want to relax...
08-14-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,096
Posted By umcade

That is indeed a conundrum, having 20 more speeds...

That is indeed a conundrum, having 20 more speeds than you, he should be able to go 20 x faster.
Forum: Triathlon
08-14-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By umcade

Probably, those are center pull brakes which...

Probably, those are center pull brakes which usually have less stopping power than dual pivots.

Why on earth do you want to stop? Seems counter productive to me.
08-14-12, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,467
Posted By umcade

Training and commuting, way too much?

Hello,

I have been racing road, crit, and triathlon for the last two years recreationally. This year I decided to start setting some goals and getting some structure, so I purchased Joe Friel's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,949
Posted By umcade

Of course you will have lower power the day after...

Of course you will have lower power the day after a big effort. That's called fatigue.

You mention you don't feel tired, this is because power and perceived exertion measure different things!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By umcade

Oh cool! Small world. I went as far south east as...

Oh cool! Small world. I went as far south east as Landmark, then went north to Lorette and then back in the city. Total of 70 km. This weekend I would like to extend my circuit to include Bluemnot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 762
Posted By umcade

I will be traveling south east out of Winnipeg...

I will be traveling south east out of Winnipeg here in Canada. It is nearing the harvest season, so all of the crops are as big as they'll be getting. I plan on doing a long easy ride through the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-12, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 385
Posted By umcade

Are you looking for a TT bike or a road bike?...

Are you looking for a TT bike or a road bike? This bike is a road bike mutated to look like a tri bike, but the geometry is inappropriate for TT position. You can get a brand new bike of similar...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-12, 02:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,111
Posted By umcade

There is nothing inherently wrong with purchasing...

There is nothing inherently wrong with purchasing a new bike, it can be a really fun experience! Just make sure you try out several different shops and find one that you trust to get you what is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,611
Posted By umcade

Soma Double Cross - ivory It will have a dark...

Soma Double Cross - ivory
It will have a dark green B17 narrow, matching dark green bar tape, and dark green hubs/headset.

http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/double-cross
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-12, 04:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By umcade

You guys are so clever, I can't even comprehend...

You guys are so clever, I can't even comprehend how clever you guys are.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By umcade

The bike seems... Ok. Wheel needs a true and the...

The bike seems... Ok. Wheel needs a true and the tape is ripped. I think the derailler cage or the hanger may be bent.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By umcade

Haha yes, but that's not on until 4 in the...

Haha yes, but that's not on until 4 in the morning!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 07:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By umcade

I just crashed pretty hard. Any tips?

Braking into a crack that the guy in front of me did not signal... But I can't really blame anyone but myself.

My lower left back muscle hurts a bit, I assume it will hurt a lot tomorrow, any...
01-25-12, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,408
Posted By umcade

Hood Covers for Tektro R200 Brakes?

Hello, I have Tektro R200 brakes on my bike, you know These Guys. (http://images1.americanlisted.com/nlarge/tektro_r200_brake_levers_bars_20_u_city_9119472.jpg) I'm tired of the black, and would like...
Forum: Triathlon
06-19-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By umcade

Thanks for the tip! I shall just bring the 1...

Thanks for the tip! I shall just bring the 1 bottle on the bike then. The course is extremely flat, I just hope there is no back-wind or I will run out of gears on my SS.
Forum: Triathlon
06-18-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,758
Posted By umcade

Running very first Sprint Triathlon next sunday, suggestions on what I need to bring?

Title says it all, just wondering, what sort of gear you tend to bring with you on the course.

I have a single speed optimized for holding 90 RPM at 35 km/hr, with bridged aero-bars.
Shall I put...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-11, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,769
Posted By umcade

I have recently purchased the Masi Speciale Fixed...

I have recently purchased the Masi Speciale Fixed 2010. The geometry on it makes me feel like a racer. Also, it's super pretty.
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