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Forum: Great Lakes
06-05-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By tjspahr

I've honestly never done the NITE ride. All my...

I've honestly never done the NITE ride. All my friends do it, and it seems like they have fun, but I think that is in large part to the "pre-ride" festivities...relaxing and chilling with cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-12, 07:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,040
Posted By tjspahr

Hard to say. I own several sets of Zipps,...

Hard to say. I own several sets of Zipps, including the "old" torroidal 404s, and the Firecrest 808s. I also have a front torroidal 808. I can tell a huge difference between the FC and the regular...
09-12-11, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By tjspahr

Brake shoe placement...having trouble getting the shoes low enough

All,

I'm having an issue getting the brake shoes low enough on the brake calipers to properly align with/hit the brake track on carbon tubular wheels, and wondering if anyone else had this issue....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,315
Posted By tjspahr

Wheel collections? That's about the cost of the...

Wheel collections? That's about the cost of the race wheels on my TT bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By tjspahr

There are a lot of things that could be said. The...

There are a lot of things that could be said. The word "good" won't be used in any of them.

In all honesty, no one here will be able to give you a 100% thumbs up/thumbs down by reviewing the...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-02-11, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,181
Posted By tjspahr

@ the_**** - I never really considered the Hilly...

@ the_**** - I never really considered the Hilly as a ride to "train" for. If you can't make it up a hill(s), walk it. Just follow proper riding etiquette, which is outlined before you can pick up...
08-26-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By tjspahr

Carbon Wheel/Cork Pad Set Up Question

Zipp's Tangente pads state that they should be set up parallel to the rim, and they do what I would expect any pad set parallel to the rim to do...grab and squeal. Modulation is poor as well.

I...
08-18-11, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tjspahr

Agreed. I think there is a chain conspiracy...

Agreed. I think there is a chain conspiracy that's run afoul!
08-17-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tjspahr

Maybe that's what happened in his last TdF.

Maybe that's what happened in his last TdF.
08-17-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tjspahr

I've used Wipperman connectors with Shimano...

I've used Wipperman connectors with Shimano chains for years. Never had an issue, but I do normally carry a spare, just in case.
08-17-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By tjspahr

SRAM Red Chain Rings - SRAM CHAIN ONLY!

I just purchased a set of SRAM Red chainrings for a SRAM crank/Quarq power meter I have; the rest of the group is Dura Ace 7800. I found it kind of amusing that the chainrings had stamped on the back...
08-14-11, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3,421
Views: 388,823
Posted By tjspahr

Specialized Pro Road/Carbon Shoes for Older Sidi Genius 5.5/Ergo 1

Have: 2 pairs of Specialized Pro Road Shoes, size 43. Both have the FACT Carbon Sole, 10.0 stiffness. One pair is black; minimal wear, guessing maybe 200 miles or so. The white pair is brand new/no...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By tjspahr

@Spinz - I was pretty comfortable cutting it when...

@Spinz - I was pretty comfortable cutting it when I built it. This is my second TCR Adv SL; the first met an unfortunate demise when someone (not me) but himself in a place he shouldn't be, and cause...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By tjspahr

Thanks everyone. That's actually a negative of...

Thanks everyone. That's actually a negative of the pic I meant to post...the bike actually has a white frame and wheels with black Zipp and Giant logos. Don't know I posted what I did. ;)

I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 776
Posted By tjspahr

New Build - TCR Advanced SL

This build replaces a frame damaged in a race crash last year. Tell me what you think.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae32/tjspahr1/SDC10905.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-11, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By tjspahr

Off your rocker? No. With a collarbone,...

Off your rocker? No.

With a collarbone, I've typically heard that you can be back on the trainer in a week, and back on the bike within 4-6 weeks...so...your summer isn't a total wreck. Pun...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By tjspahr

They could just be stupid...which is not a...

They could just be stupid...which is not a reflection on your skill as a teacher.

:)
03-27-11, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 278
Posted By tjspahr

Ksyrium ES Rear Hub Issue

My rear Ksyrium ES seems to "drag" when I spin the rear wheel when in the bike stand. I'm the original owner, crashed the wheel and bent the axle in '08, and since I had the mavic insurance, the...
03-20-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By tjspahr

I had to look for the white...can't remember...

I had to look for the white...can't remember where I found it, but using Google I got several hits.

Ditto on the brake housing stiffness. I will adjust everything up today or tomorrow, so I think...
03-20-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By tjspahr

Guys, Got the job done, just saw all the...

Guys,

Got the job done, just saw all the input. Thanks for the replies. For the record, yes, I am using the Shimano/SRAM version of the cables.

I have installed Yokozuna on 7900 before, and...
03-18-11, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 948
Posted By tjspahr

Yokozuna Reacton Brake Cables/Dura Ace 7900 Fit Issue

I'm building up a bike with Yokozuna Reaction cables, and am having trouble getting the housing into the barrel adjuster. It definitely won't fit with the ferrules that were provided, but I'm having...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-11, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,526
Posted By tjspahr

Found it quoted in another thread: From...

Found it quoted in another thread:

From Psimet's Tip of the Day thread...

Tip 1 - Inflate your tires before every single ride. Know what the proper inflation pressure should be for your tires....
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By tjspahr

Thanks for the offer, look forward to hearing...

Thanks for the offer, look forward to hearing what you think.

I will probably have to make a decision before you get them, as both seller's are being very accomodating, and I really want to make...
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By tjspahr

Racing Wheels - Reynolds SDVT 66 or HED 3s?

You know the drill...any input from those that have experience with one or both of these wheelsets is greatly appreciated. Looking at the tubular models of both, and your feelings based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,881
Posted By tjspahr

The SPOX are gone, but they are now making the...

The SPOX are gone, but they are now making the Stealth in a composite spoke version, that can be ordered with matching spokes/decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-11, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By tjspahr

Glad your OK, and that the bike came out fine. I...

Glad your OK, and that the bike came out fine. I pinch flatted on a downhill on crappy tarmac this year...luckily it was the back, so could more easily ride it out. Flatting the front on a downhill...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-10, 10:10 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,067
Posted By tjspahr

I wear one. Pretty cheap insurance and it makes...

I wear one. Pretty cheap insurance and it makes my wife feel better knowing I have it on.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,450
Posted By tjspahr

They can ask for the seller to remove the...

They can ask for the seller to remove the negative feedback once the issue is resolved; I think that is what happened in the case of the OP. If a buyer left feedback outside the guidelines allowed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-10, 01:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,450
Posted By tjspahr

Ebay is like any outlet where you deal with...

Ebay is like any outlet where you deal with people. 99.9% are fine, and will understand the situation. The other .1% are jerks. Ebay is now large and mainstream enough this will happen from time to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-10, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By tjspahr

I swap between a couple of bikes. I have the SRAM...

I swap between a couple of bikes. I have the SRAM S900 crankset, which takes maybe 10 minutes to switch. If you had the Rotor crank, probably less than that. It really has not been an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By tjspahr

If I'm following, you shouldn't have a problem if...

If I'm following, you shouldn't have a problem if you purchase a Quarq, and later upgrade your bike...assuming that the crankset you go with for the quarq makes a compatible bottom bracket to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 821
Posted By tjspahr

Kudos to Quarq

I decided to change the crankset that my Cinqo is on, and have the unit re-calibrated. I also needed to pickup a new magnet/BB mounting kit for a bike I'm building. I had the new crankset drop...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,177
Posted By tjspahr

Looks great. If I'm going to...

Looks great.




If I'm going to Comic Con with Chewy and Han.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,320
Posted By tjspahr

I understand you're looking for input on the...

I understand you're looking for input on the wheels. I'll give it. But if the engine doesn't allow you to keep with the A group, wheels don't matter. Our A group has a number of 50+ guys who can keep...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,656
Posted By tjspahr

OK, I own two of the three wheelsets you are...

OK, I own two of the three wheelsets you are looking at. So...

1) Zipps - priciest of the group, look great, great all around wheelset, and unlike the HEDs come with skewers.
2) DA 7850s - Also...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-10, 06:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,299
Posted By tjspahr

Hope you heal up soon. No bones sticking out, you...

Hope you heal up soon. No bones sticking out, you should be on the road by the weekend.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-10, 06:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,727
Posted By tjspahr

I have the DAs and the Zipps. Both great...

I have the DAs and the Zipps. Both great wheelsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-10, 08:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,265
Posted By tjspahr

+1. You're going to like the 101s...which shop...

+1. You're going to like the 101s...which shop are you going through? Also, seen the Firecrest 404s? Schweet!



I don't know that they are on backorder anymore. I ordered mine on a Saturday...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-10, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By tjspahr

I would say closer to the $300 mark. I had one...

I would say closer to the $300 mark. I had one when it was the Campione D'Italia. Think I paid $350 for it then.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By tjspahr

These are good places to look. Also Google the...

These are good places to look. Also Google the type of shifter you are looking for and add "craigslist" (i.e. Tiagra 10 triple craigslist) and you might find a hit that way as well. Also check...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,338
Posted By tjspahr

Why, yes, Wingdings would be next.

Why, yes, Wingdings would be next.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 670
Posted By tjspahr

Great job. Any pics to post?

Great job. Any pics to post?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,808
Posted By tjspahr

I'm waiting on my shiny new crash replacement...

I'm waiting on my shiny new crash replacement bike...my Giant TCR Advanced SL ISP was taken out during a race in July. So was the front 404. So were the Pro carbon bars. All because I apparently race...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 06:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,808
Posted By tjspahr

Cool bike. I missed the Scott crash story, is...

Cool bike. I missed the Scott crash story, is there a thread I should be searching for?

BTW, what do you think of the DA wheels? I've hardly ridden mine, so really haven't had the chance to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,606
Posted By tjspahr

Glad you had a good time. It's pretty cool that...

Glad you had a good time. It's pretty cool that you have crits still going...most of the stuff around here wound down about 3-4 weeks ago, and cross is picking up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,311
Posted By tjspahr

I have worn Sidi's for a little over 10...

I have worn Sidi's for a little over 10 years...still have my first pair. Although they fit me wonderfully, I've always had a hot spot issue, regardless of the sole (Millenium and the one with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-10, 10:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,265
Posted By tjspahr

I know that Zipp has offered a demo program...

I know that Zipp has offered a demo program before. If you are lucky, you might find a store that has at least the 101s and Ardennes for you to try back-to-back prior to purchase.

As stated...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By tjspahr

Gross bikes will typically have you more upright...

Gross bikes will typically have you more upright than a road bike. With respect to running road tires, no issue there. In fact, It isn't uncommon for us to do that for some training, and I see guys...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By tjspahr

I think the dilemma is neither bike is going to...

I think the dilemma is neither bike is going to all the things that you want to do well. You won't be able to race cross well with a road bike. without either cantilever or disc brakes, a muddy cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,311
Posted By tjspahr

I don't have particularly narrow feet (D width),...

I don't have particularly narrow feet (D width), and I've used Sidi's for years.

To the OP, as most have said, go with what is comfortable for you. The downside is that you will likely have to...
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