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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 02:01 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 123,266
Posted By AusTai

I have one of those. Well, almost. The paint job...

I have one of those. Well, almost. The paint job is different but the frame looks the same. Mine is a 1999 model, and a sticker on the downtube indicates it's made in Italy. (At some point in 200x...
Forum: Texas
04-14-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By AusTai

Top speed down Robert E Lee in Austin?

My smart phone app said I almost hit 50 MPH down that hill. Starting to doubt its veracity. Anyone think that's unrealistic for that hill?

Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By AusTai

My top gearing is 50/13. More fuel to the...

My top gearing is 50/13.

More fuel to the fire: my weight with my bike and extras easily pass 200 lbs. And I was tucked into a aero position. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-13, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By AusTai

I did pedal in the highest gears. Furiously?...

I did pedal in the highest gears. Furiously? Somewhat.

There did not appear to be a break in the data.

Regardless, I've resigned to the
notion that I was not going as fast as indicated. Rats.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 668
Posted By AusTai

Maximum speeds in cycling apps reliable?

Today I noticed the maximum speed on my ride, captured during a downhill descent, was almost 50 MPH, according to the phone app I use, Cyclemeter. At first, I was excited, but now I wonder if that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,999
Posted By AusTai

Do Gore jackets run small?

Hi,

I'm about to pull the trigger on a Gore jacket on sale but I'm uncertain about the fit, never having owned any Gore tops. Their men's sizing chart says

Size S M L XL XXL
Chest 32.75...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-12, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By AusTai

Haha. Now you got me all curious. Why not...

Haha.

Now you got me all curious. Why not the Cervelo?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-12, 07:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By AusTai

They're all the same size. Can they not be...

They're all the same size. Can they not be adjusted to fit the same?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-12, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,326
Posted By AusTai

Cervelo R3 vs Tarmac Comp vs Trek 4.7

Stopped by my LBS today and saw that they had a Cervelo R3, a Tarmac Comp, and a Trek 4.7 -- all 2012 models and all at the same price, $2499. The R3 was most discounted, but not my much. Outside of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-12, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

No, I did not. Didn't know I am supposed to....

No, I did not. Didn't know I am supposed to. Thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-12, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

Not sure I want to invest in a professional...

Not sure I want to invest in a professional fitting but I'll look into it.

I'll try the other recommendations, as well. Thank you all!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

Please elaborate on how a hill helps. Just trying...

Please elaborate on how a hill helps. Just trying to understand. Thanks.

I should mention I also experienced tenderness in my nether region, where my legs meet my groin, but I assumed it was due...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

Yeah, maybe I was too eager to try the...

Yeah, maybe I was too eager to try the recommended height. I'll lower a few mm's and see what happens. I wish there is quick and foolproof way to know what my saddle height should be.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

I was not in pain, but just from eye-balling it,...

I was not in pain, but just from eye-balling it, I wondered if I was getting the leg extension I should to get the best performance (not that I compete but why not).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By AusTai

Raised saddle -> nearly cramped. Lower it back?

I raised my saddle 6 or 7mm. My first ride afterward was a 41 miler. During the ride I nearly cramped several times. It was a route I've done many times, but never got this close to cramping.

Why...
09-07-12, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By AusTai

Mechanic warns me to not use tires I had him mount

So I got some wire bead tires a while back that I finally decide to use. They're 26" WTB Team DH, FWIW. I couldn't get them on, breaking two tire levers, so decided to have a shop handle it. The...
11-04-11, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,531
Posted By AusTai

It was just unsettling to see that cog-jumping...

It was just unsettling to see that cog-jumping when it's never happened before with any of my bikes.
11-04-11, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,531
Posted By AusTai

Yep, heard that advice. Chain wasn't too worn,...

Yep, heard that advice. Chain wasn't too worn, though, as far as stretching, based on the stretch checking go-no-go tool I have. Cogs and chainrings look decent, too,

However, after some more...
11-04-11, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,531
Posted By AusTai

KMC chains totally compatible with Shimano/SRAM drivetrain?

The chain on my mid-90's era mountain bike recently broke. It's the OEM SRAM chain on a Shimano 8-speed drivetrain. I replaced it with a KMC 8.99 8-speed chain, but now I'm seeing a weird problem. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By AusTai

His compact chain breaker did not appear to have...

His compact chain breaker did not appear to have multiple positions like my full-size chain breaker at home, but it sounds like I did not wiggle it properly during pin insertion.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 247
Posted By AusTai

Chain sticks after removing damaged pins

Hi,

A fellow rider's chain snapped on a ride yesterday. I removed two links and reattached the chain, as I've done a number of times at home. However, this chain would not pivot at the reattached...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 03:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,552
Posted By AusTai

+1. Over 35 days of 100+ highs in Austin, and one...

+1. Over 35 days of 100+ highs in Austin, and one of the worst droughts on record. OTOH, we have been able to ride quite a bit. Just have to start REALLY early or roast.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By AusTai

To be honest, my biggest concern, though...

To be honest, my biggest concern, though unfounded thus far, is that shorts that run a little small would be stretched and thus stressed more, affecting the life of the fabric and seams.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By AusTai

OK, I'll stick with the medium. My wife can get a...

OK, I'll stick with the medium. My wife can get a break from my walking around the house in the shorts trying to decide if they fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By AusTai

Shorts: what to do when on cusp between sizes?

Finally getting a new pair of shorts and decided to get something nicer (for me). I wear size 32 pants so I went with a medium Giordana. It's a little snug, especially around the leg openings, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,899
Posted By AusTai

Yes. I have one myself and that's how I carry it.

Yes. I have one myself and that's how I carry it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By AusTai

One thing I didn't realize, and I'm not saying...

One thing I didn't realize, and I'm not saying it's the case with you, OP, but the cleanliness of the cable guides made a huge difference for me. I had ridden several years without cleaning them and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By AusTai

Don't know how I missed your post. Thanks for...

Don't know how I missed your post. Thanks for the info. The weight for the S-Works Tarmac E5 jives with what I found for the current E5 -- around 1360g for the 52cm size.

Alas, when I placed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,109
Posted By AusTai

First thing I tried before posting was adjust the...

First thing I tried before posting was adjust the limit screws and derailleur height. The problem was that when the chain is on the smallest cogs in the rear, shifting the front enough to eliminate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,109
Posted By AusTai

Switched crankset; now front derailleur rubs on crank arm or chain

Don't laugh, but I switched from a standard double crankset to a compact crankset and now the front derailleur's outer plate rubs against the crank arm. If I move the derailleur inward to avoid the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By AusTai

There's just one E5 frame currently offered, or...

There's just one E5 frame currently offered, or do you mean which year?

BTW, anyone know how much the E5 weighs?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By AusTai

Thanks for the reassurance about the E5. About...

Thanks for the reassurance about the E5. About the Spooky, it seems a lot more expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-11, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By AusTai

Thinking of getting Specialized E5 frameset (from the Allez Comp)

I've made various upgrades to my heavy '99 steel bike, e.g. new wheels, but I think the time has come to upgrade the frame. At first I toyed with the idea of getting an eBay carbon frame but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,236
Posted By AusTai

Looks like price has gone back up.

Looks like price has gone back up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 722
Posted By AusTai

What's with Europe having such cheap prices that...

What's with Europe having such cheap prices that they're still a good deal WITH overseas shipping? I imagine it's all grey-market stuff -- i.e. no warranty -- but there are grey-market sellers in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By AusTai

Would it work better if I use a 10-speed chain...

Would it work better if I use a 10-speed chain instead? To sum, 10-speed cranks and chain, 9-speed everything else.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By AusTai

That's good. My main concern was that the...

That's good. My main concern was that the 9-speed chain would be "looser" on the teeth of the narrower 10-speed parts and somehow causing undo wear. However, that apparently wouldn't be the case.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By AusTai

Oh, I was thinking the distance between the...

Oh, I was thinking the distance between the inside of the plates on the chain would be narrower and thus wouldn't fit on the wider teeth of a 9-speed cassette, derailleur, or chain ring. Apparently...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By AusTai

Mixing 9- and 10-speed parts OK?

Hi,

Is there any problem with using a 10-speed crankset or rear derailleur with a 9-speed chain and cassette? I wanted a different crankset and there's just more 10-speed stuff available now. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

FYI, Competitive Cyclist has the 2010 Super...

FYI, Competitive Cyclist has the 2010 Super Record cups for $15 on clearance.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 08:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

Digging a bit further, now that I'm more or less...

Digging a bit further, now that I'm more or less fully awake, seems the difference in the seals is that the SR are missing an inner seal that the R have. Of course, the chance of getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-11, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

One last question: would it be OK for me to use...

One last question: would it be OK for me to use Super Record cups instead of Record Cups? The former seems more readily available and more discounted. Only difference that I can tell is the finish...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

Just ordered a Mirage UT crankset. The seller...

Just ordered a Mirage UT crankset. The seller did not list the year but I can only find evidence that Campy had a Mirage UT crankset in 2008. Sounds right?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 04:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

I'm going to call some of the shops in town that...

I'm going to call some of the shops in town that carry lots of Campy equipped brands. They should be able to face the BB correctly, right?

About a caliper, I have one, albeit a cheap one. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

Lots of enthusiastic yeahs and no nays -- I think...

Lots of enthusiastic yeahs and no nays -- I think I'll go with UT, then.

Eyeballing my BB, the width is about 68mm, which is in range. It's a steel frame, FWIW. I'll have it faced to be safe.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,057
Posted By AusTai

Any Ultra Torque users coming from square tapers?

Hi,

I'm planning to buy a compact crankset and I'm trying to decide whether to stick with a square taper one or get an Ultra Torque one. If you have UT now and came from ST, did you notice a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By AusTai

I'm actually leaning towards the black finish...

I'm actually leaning towards the black finish since it'd match my wheels. Sounds like besides the alloy vs steel rings, the Veloce and Mirage mentioned are very similar.

Thanks for all the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 996
Posted By AusTai

2008 Campagnolo Mirage vs 2010 Veloce UT 34x50 crankset

Hi,

Any opinion about how much better a 2010 Campy Veloce crankset is compared to a 2008 Mirage crankset? A LOT better (e.g. lighter, stiffer), or just a little better? :) Both are 34x50 ultra...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By AusTai

Good grief, Campag4life, you're making my life...

Good grief, Campag4life, you're making my life harder with all these choices. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By AusTai

Sigh. You're sure making tough for me to decide....

Sigh. You're sure making tough for me to decide. I wasn't planning to spend so much but your enthusiasm for the UT crankset is contagious. Would I need special tools to install it?
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