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Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Scorer75

I haven't noticed any issue around the edges of...

I haven't noticed any issue around the edges of the cut patches, but that's interesting. I'll keep my eyes open for that one.

Thanks for the link to the smaller patches. I just checked, mine were...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-13, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By Scorer75

Patching tubes, I have a question.

Hi, my name is Scorer75 and I patch tubes.

Now that we got that out of the way, I have a question. I always carry two tubes and a patch kit, so I almost never patch out on the road. I keep my flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 01:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,459
Posted By Scorer75

Do not eat them!!! Send them to me :) I've...

Do not eat them!!! Send them to me :)

I've used "expired" energy gels, never had an issue, but after a while the consistency does change.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10,247
Views: 2,710,219
Posted By Scorer75

Just picked up a 2010 CAAD9 frame, and have a...

Just picked up a 2010 CAAD9 frame, and have a quick question. Anyone know off the top of their head what size pivot bolt it takes for the rear brakes? I know it's small, but does anyone know the...
07-24-13, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Scorer75

Thanks so much for all the input, it's been...

Thanks so much for all the input, it's been tremendously helpful.

At this point, I'm going to complete the build and ride it.

If there are issues, I will go back to some of the simpler...
07-23-13, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Scorer75

ok, so what am I looking at in the real world...

ok, so what am I looking at in the real world building a bike with a rear wheel that is 2.5mm offset?

Will I even notice it?

Shall I correct it partially, say 1.5mm just to be on the safe...
07-23-13, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Scorer75

1. I took the measurements with the wheel...

1. I took the measurements with the wheel inserted correctly and again with the wheel reversed. The results are the same, so it is not the wheel. I even tested with a different wheel, same results.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Scorer75

I was thinking that when I posted this, but I'd...

I was thinking that when I posted this, but I'd rather have the bike :)
07-23-13, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Scorer75

Thanks for the response. The wheel is not...

Thanks for the response.

The wheel is not askew, just off center by about 2.5mm.

I measure this with a spare wheel that is true. I used a caliper and measure different points on the wheel...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Scorer75

Sorry for the small pic. 330623

Sorry for the small pic.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Scorer75

My new baby!!! Pics...

Ever see something, and it immediately speaks to you, but it's way out of your league?

Then 5 years later you see it again? And this time you get it!!! :love:

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07-22-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By Scorer75

Frame offset? Adjustment options???

Hi. First off, thanks to any and all that provide input and help.

I have a Cannondale CAAD 9 frame. The rear triangle is slightly "off". Using a digital caliper, it seems the rear wheel is offset...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-13, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By Scorer75

I left the bottom bracket on the bike for the...

I left the bottom bracket on the bike for the scan.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By Scorer75

There were many more and even better pics, but...

There were many more and even better pics, but this is what I have handy.

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By Scorer75

When I bought my bike used, I was concerned about...

When I bought my bike used, I was concerned about this, so my friend who works in medical imaging gave it a cat scan...

No cracks, and a cool story with cooler pics :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,661
Views: 652,533
Posted By Scorer75

100US, it's splashed on the front page of their...

100US, it's splashed on the front page of their site.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,252
Posted By Scorer75

This isn't too ugly, doesn't suck, and u'd be...

This isn't too ugly, doesn't suck, and u'd be amazed at how much it can hold when needed. And it's $10

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1023634_-1___

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Scorer75

I've played with it, and it's simply out of my...

I've played with it, and it's simply out of my league. Anyone know a place that could check and repair this? The local bike shops have been worthless in this regard.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Scorer75

I have a similar issue, and it is in fact the...

I have a similar issue, and it is in fact the frame. On an aluminum frame, how hard is it to repair this?
Has anyone done it?
Does anyone know someone who can do it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,957
Posted By Scorer75

From the cyclists viewpoint... Some local...

From the cyclists viewpoint...

Some local roads are two lanes in each direction. A row of cyclists riding courteously single file in the right lane makes drivers feel like they are capable of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-13, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By Scorer75

These are the bars:...

These are the bars: http://www.ebay.com/itm/230993173152?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I spoke to the tech department at Oval. No known issues with these bars, figured I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scorer75

My reference to sprinting was that they push a...

My reference to sprinting was that they push a lot harder, and at even higher rpm's, and they don't blow their knees up.

Sometimes it just feels good to stand and mash, but also, I like it because...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scorer75

Not even close. Really, why is the conception...

Not even close. Really, why is the conception that if you ever mash instead of spin, you'll blow your knees up? Totally unfounded. Guess you never sprint, right????
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By Scorer75

Thanks. Was just wondering if anyone had personal...

Thanks. Was just wondering if anyone had personal experience with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scorer75

I understand why everyone says the 11 is...

I understand why everyone says the 11 is worthless, but it's not.

Personally, I ride a 12 as my smallest cog.

However, in the past, I have ridden and used the 11. For training purposes, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 08:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,468
Posted By Scorer75

Flat terrain, 11-23 will give you the best ride....

Flat terrain, 11-23 will give you the best ride. The close ratios are really nice, especially if you will be "mashing".
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,858
Posted By Scorer75

Oval Concepts 930 handlebars. Anyone have any experience, reviews, or information???

Anyone have any information, experience, or know anything about the Oval Concepts 930 carbon handlebars?

All I can find is that they were offered on the high end Fuji bikes form 2010-2012.

They...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,373
Posted By Scorer75

True. But I can honestly say that I got the...

True.

But I can honestly say that I got the Merckx for one reason, to go fast. I don't care how it looks. My buddies came up with all sorts of ideas on how to make it look hot, different colored...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-13, 01:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,373
Posted By Scorer75

I just got a Merckx frame, and to my buddy who...

I just got a Merckx frame, and to my buddy who commented on how it looks I replied "don't sweat it, u'll only have to see it for a few seconds at the start line".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-13, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By Scorer75

They sent me two new lids... ...

They sent me two new lids...

http://www.camelbak.com/en/Sports-Recreation/Support/Warranty/Bottles.aspx
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,638
Posted By Scorer75

If you are going to the store, they will fit you,...

If you are going to the store, they will fit you, build it for you, and you can ride it and return it if you don't like it. What more can u ask for???
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,638
Posted By Scorer75

OP, what are you trying to accomplish with this...

OP, what are you trying to accomplish with this bike?

If you are looking for a bike to ride, Performance or Scatante are fine. They are good bikes and work well.

For any bike you buy online,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-13, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,638
Posted By Scorer75

The frames are fine. The quality is consistent...

The frames are fine. The quality is consistent with other major brands low end offerings.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scorer75

The cage will conform to the bottle. I only use...

The cage will conform to the bottle. I only use these cages and only use camleback bottles, after a few rides, they fit well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scorer75

Incorrect. It is the weak point of the cage, and...

Incorrect. It is the weak point of the cage, and will break, but when it does, the bottle just still stays in the cage and I have replacements at home for the plastic support lip. Oh yea, they cost...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-13, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Scorer75

Looks properly sized to me.

Looks properly sized to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-13, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18,875
Views: 3,809,884
Posted By Scorer75

True love :) 319178

True love :)

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,877
Posted By Scorer75

The best bang for your buck is replacing the...

The best bang for your buck is replacing the bearings in the derailer jockey wheels with ceramic bearings... Or just ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,943
Posted By Scorer75

I've been using these with good results: ...

I've been using these with good results:

Nashbar 48mm Long Valve Presta Tube 700x19/26 $3.59 (http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_529180_-1___202475)

or

Nashbar 80mm Long Valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,244
Posted By Scorer75

It doesn't "matter" per se, but it is an...

It doesn't "matter" per se, but it is an interesting discussion. And if there is in fact a good reason to switch, I'd switch in a heartbeat. Was just looking for input from others. This forum is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,244
Posted By Scorer75

Nope, it's scared the crap out of me, but the...

Nope, it's scared the crap out of me, but the tire came back down and the bike was still upright and moving forward. Scary, but not always a guaranteed crash.



I often ride 60-80 mile rides in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 11:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,933
Posted By Scorer75

I'm riding squares and also don't replace them...

I'm riding squares and also don't replace them till they start getting flats that don't happen when the tires are newer.

I'm curious though, is there any loss of performance riding squared tires???
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,244
Posted By Scorer75

I commute, and ride, lots. I commonly get asked...

I commute, and ride, lots. I commonly get asked why I don't switch to road bike specific pedals, and my repsonse is always the same "I totally will, as soon as someone gives me a reason why they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 24,915
Posted By Scorer75

I've been running a 50/34 for a while. I...

I've been running a 50/34 for a while.

I usually like it, but sometimes have a hard time finding that sweet spot without changing the rings a billion times on a ride.

I use a 12-23 locally, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,180
Posted By Scorer75

42 grams. Secure grip. Looks great. ...

42 grams.

Secure grip.

Looks great.

$20 at CC, but can be found cheaper.

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 09:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,493
Posted By Scorer75

Friday I did 53.2 near Bear Mountain, but had to...

Friday I did 53.2 near Bear Mountain, but had to slow because there another rider in front of me and a car in the oncoming lane. Even with slowing Strava has me ranked 18th out of 925 on that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-13, 09:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,654
Posted By Scorer75

Awesome, I'll PM you my wife's number, can you...

Awesome, I'll PM you my wife's number, can you have your wife call my wife please?

Ride it HARD!!! (the bike of course)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,937
Posted By Scorer75

8-10 hours weekly commuting 6-9 hours weekly on...

8-10 hours weekly commuting
6-9 hours weekly on longer rides

Full time desk job, part time job as an ice hockey referee, volunteer firefighter, wife, 4 kids, dog, etc......Living the dream :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,052
Posted By Scorer75

In my experience, and I work with a lot of...

In my experience, and I work with a lot of newbies, athletes don't start out as better bikers, but they tend to become better bikers. I attribute it to the fact that they have that mentality of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,230
Posted By Scorer75

I have put on 15-20 lb every winter for the last...

I have put on 15-20 lb every winter for the last 10 years.

This year I've been eating like an animal, seriously, everything in sight, and I'm -5 lb

I have been averaging 20 hours a week on the...
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