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Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-03, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By firebolt

They may be back in business next year. From...

They may be back in business next year.

From Velonews:
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/5072.0.html

The hot news out of Spain is that Manolo Saiz, sport director of the out-going...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-03, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By firebolt

Ulrich will be riding....

...a Giant. I wonder what Manolo's boys will be riding next year.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/uk/000.000.000/000.000.000.asp?lArticleID=11310&sPageID=020.020.010&lMagazineID=58
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-03, 09:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,426
Posted By firebolt

Bianchi's high-end carbon bikes use integrated...

Bianchi's high-end carbon bikes use integrated headset.

http://www.bianchiusa.com/site/bikes/images/zoom/39_Carbon_Chorus.jpg

http://www.bianchiusa.com/site/bikes/39_Carbon_Chorus_zoom.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-03, 12:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,426
Posted By firebolt

Yeah, but I bet it won't be compatible with their...

Yeah, but I bet it won't be compatible with their bikes, just like threaded stem is not compatible with most of today's bikes. Did anybody asked for threadless stem? Changing from threaded to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-03, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By firebolt

Look what I found: 2004 Giant TCR pics

http://www.bicycletest.com/images/carbonocrbig.jpg

http://www.bicycletest.com/images/TCRbig.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-03, 11:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,129
Posted By firebolt

I ride on the street and I definitely think it's...

I ride on the street and I definitely think it's safer than sidewalk. One day, as I was riding along the usual route, I saw this car waiting to enter the street from a parking lot. The driver...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-03, 10:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,035
Posted By firebolt

I was 185. Now I am 152. My goal is 145.

I was 185. Now I am 152. My goal is 145.
08-14-03, 05:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By firebolt

A much cleaner version

A much cleaner version
08-13-03, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By firebolt

You don't like the back? If I have more free time...

You don't like the back? If I have more free time tomorrow, I'll play around with it more. BTW, this is just for fun.... I have no real intention to actually make this jersey ... unless Joe think...
08-13-03, 03:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,287
Posted By firebolt

Is it bad or simply not necessary?

Is it bad or simply not necessary?
08-13-03, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,186
Posted By firebolt

I've got too much time :)

What do you think?
08-13-03, 10:51 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,287
Posted By firebolt

To cure annoying seat post/tube creaking, spray...

To cure annoying seat post/tube creaking, spray WD-40 down the seat tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-03, 06:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,431
Posted By firebolt

Now that you mention it, what about a new 2004...

Now that you mention it, what about a new 2004 Bikeforums.net jersey? I missed the last run, but again I wasn't too crazy about the design (it could be better). A BF.net jersey design contest, maybe?
08-12-03, 02:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,287
Posted By firebolt

- When it comes to clipless: if you haven't...

- When it comes to clipless: if you haven't fallen, you haven't learned
- Don't wear underwear under those tights. I learned it the hard way.
- RIDE DEFENSIVELY. It doesn't matter who's right or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-03, 12:42 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,431
Posted By firebolt

I bought this set to match my jersey from ebay....

I bought this set to match my jersey from ebay. he..he..he.. :)

http://www.seton.net/Wellness/GoodHealthMagaine/JanFebMarC00B/img/Biker-legs.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-03, 12:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,431
Posted By firebolt

I am more worried about matching my jersey with...

I am more worried about matching my jersey with my legs rather than my shorts :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-03, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,871
Posted By firebolt

Move to California :) This is what I have, most...

Move to California :) This is what I have, most of them are within 30-mile radius:

http://www.actc.org/billygoats/bgoats.htm
08-08-03, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By firebolt

Another Cycling Movie..... in Japanese

NASU: ANDALUSIA NO NATSU (ANDALUSIAN SUMMER)

The adventures of a Spanish bicycle racer.

Anybody seen it?

http://nasu-summer.com/

Trailer! (windows media player)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-03, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,871
Posted By firebolt

Yeah, and what surprised me was that I could...

Yeah, and what surprised me was that I could climb the hill I never thought possible right after I could pace myself using HRM. So, it's not like you have to train for months with HRM before you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-03, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,871
Posted By firebolt

All my rides, except to work, have hills in it....

All my rides, except to work, have hills in it. They are around 10 miles down the rides, so I think I warm up my legs pretty good before the climb. I try to keep my HR around 75-80% at the base of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-03, 02:02 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,501
Posted By firebolt

If Giant steps in where ONCE left off, I bet...

If Giant steps in where ONCE left off, I bet they'll put a couple asian riders into the team :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-03, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,871
Posted By firebolt

Is it a bad thing or a good thing? I think that's...

Is it a bad thing or a good thing? I think that's a good thing, no?
08-04-03, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By firebolt

Yeah, I usually reach 90% while climbing, no...

Yeah, I usually reach 90% while climbing, no problem. It's my legs that beg me to stop.

If I don't allow my heart to reach 90%, I won't be able to climb the hill at all (for you who live in...
08-04-03, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By firebolt

I wouldn't stress my heart too much if I just got...

I wouldn't stress my heart too much if I just got out from a heart surgery. The article is definitely for people with healthy hearts who want to increase their performance.
08-04-03, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By firebolt

Reliance on a heart monitor can seriously damage your performance

Reliance on a heart monitor can seriously damage your performance:
http://www.pponline.co.uk/encyc/0006.htm

"....Don't worry about your heart getting tired
Basically, your heart is pretty much...
08-01-03, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 744
Posted By firebolt

From:...

From: http://www.procycling.com/news_main.asp?newsId=4610

A change in leadership within the ONCE organisation could result in the cycling team being forced to fold at the end of this season...
07-31-03, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By firebolt

Another new "SPV-swingered" bike ...

Another new "SPV-swingered" bike


http://www.fisherbikes.com/bikes/cake.asp

http://www.mountainbike.com/images/bike_mbjuly2_big.jpg
...
07-31-03, 01:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 413
Posted By firebolt

Hincapie jersey, anybody?

I can't wait to get my hand on the Armstrong LUZ-ARDIDEN CF bike :D

http://www.hincapiesports.com/sportswear/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By firebolt

I bought Giant TCR2 about 6 months ago. Great...

I bought Giant TCR2 about 6 months ago. Great bike, great ride, great value, but not as "classy" as those italian bikes. Then again, being an underdog, it reminds me that it's not about the bike :)
07-30-03, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,706
Posted By firebolt

Right on. Seems like Americans measure the...

Right on. Seems like Americans measure the greatness of an athlete by TV ratings.
07-30-03, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,706
Posted By firebolt

This Canzano guy didn't read Lance's title...

This Canzano guy didn't read Lance's title correctly. It's "World's Greatest Athlete", not "America's Greatest Athlete." Gosh, he actually thinks that no one else live in this world except Americans.
07-30-03, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By firebolt

From:...

From: http://www.kevinlippert.com/workouts.php?show=3&CAmenuOpen=on

Mashing Efforts (ME)

Workout goal:

Mashing Efforts will increase your leg strength while you are in the saddle. Mashing...
07-29-03, 03:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By firebolt

Forget your speed, forget your cadence, ........

Forget your speed, forget your cadence, ..... listen to your heart :love: and follow its rhytm.

Seriously, get/borrow a HRM (if you don't have one) and focus on keeping your HR just below or at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By firebolt

BlueDevil, Do you know which changes...

BlueDevil,

Do you know which changes contribute the most to the higher comfort level? Or every little bit-and-piece adds up to the overall comfort level?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By firebolt

What's the reason of having a professional...

What's the reason of having a professional fitting? Is it to achieve the maximum comfort level or maximum performance level?
07-28-03, 04:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By firebolt

From:...

From: http://www.eurosport.com/home/pages/V3/L0/S18/E5379/sport_Lng0_Spo18_Evt5379_Sto463148.shtml

"Maitre Jacques" smoked. He also drank. And he often did both during the Tour's rest days. In...
07-28-03, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By firebolt

Yes, it tells you how many calories you've...

Yes, it tells you how many calories you've burned. I don't know how accurate, though. It also calculates your BMI (body mass index).

The A5 uses the "220 - age" method to calculate your maximum...
07-28-03, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 968
Posted By firebolt

GET IT! I got Polar A5 ($90) a couple of...

GET IT!

I got Polar A5 ($90) a couple of days ago and I started to listen what my body told me to do, instead of what my bike told me to do. Before, it's like "you are now below the average speed....
07-28-03, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By firebolt

illegal?

I don't quite understand. What's the big deal about wearing jerseys with different design?

From: http://www.velonews.com/tour2003/news/articles/4722.0.html

Tour de France champion Lance...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-03, 04:39 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,501
Posted By firebolt

OK, here is my theory: At recreational...

OK, here is my theory:

At recreational level, cycling is 100% endurance sport and virtually has no tactical element in it. Once you know the technics, all you need to do next is to improve your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-03, 12:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,554
Posted By firebolt

Yes, if you go from $1K to $10K, but not from...

Yes, if you go from $1K to $10K, but not from $10K to $20K. IMHO.
Just like going from Sora to 105, it's worth it. But from 105 to Dura-ace? Unless you are really-really good, you won't feel much of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-03, 11:38 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,554
Posted By firebolt

Yeah, a better comparison would be with diamond....

Yeah, a better comparison would be with diamond. If you are given two diamonds, would you be able to tell which one cost twice as much? Not if you understand the cut, reflection, colors, and all...
07-24-03, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By firebolt

fubar5, You don't recommend Sigma HRM then?...

fubar5,

You don't recommend Sigma HRM then? I was going to get one until I read your post. Can you tell me more about your problem with it?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-03, 10:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,278
Posted By firebolt

Tell your uncle to ask the LBS about the "spring...

Tell your uncle to ask the LBS about the "spring collection" OCR1. It has ultegra rear-deraill and new frame. Looks pretty cool. The fork appears to be threadless. I am not sure about the price, but...
07-22-03, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By firebolt

I don't question the fact that he has the...

I don't question the fact that he has the fracture. But this is probably one of the main reasons why he is still pushing on:

"Directed by Academy Award nominee Bayley Silleck ("Cosmic Voyage")...
07-22-03, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By firebolt

Gen-X LBS v.s. Boomer LBS v.s. Chain store

The Gen-X LBS I frequent preaches Shimano and Compact frame.

The Boomer LBS I frequent preaches Campy and Traditional frame.

The chain store I frequent preaches frequent-buyer membership.

...
07-21-03, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By firebolt

Funky looking head-tube on their new TT bike, to...

Funky looking head-tube on their new TT bike, to make it more aerodynamic, I guess. This is one mean-looking machine.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2003/tech/features/giant_tcr100/giant1.jpg ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-03, 12:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,487
Posted By firebolt

I am seriously considering Sigma PC1600 hrm....

I am seriously considering Sigma PC1600 hrm. Anything I should know (good or bad) about this particular model?
...
07-15-03, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 525
Posted By firebolt

At one point, I was thinking of joining ACTC but...

At one point, I was thinking of joining ACTC but never did. I don't know, I just don't like the idea of meeting at a predetermined location and time just to ride a bike. I like to ride whenever and...
07-15-03, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,375
Posted By firebolt

Before: Drive fast, ride slow After: Drive...

Before: Drive fast, ride slow

After: Drive slow, ride fast.
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