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04-16-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,027
Posted By SAB

B-screw does nothing on rear derailleur!

I am running the following Shimano components on my road racing bike: RD-7800, FD-7800, Dura Ace hollow-pin chain, 7950 compact crankset (50-34), 10spd Dura-Ace rear cassette (11-27). The upper...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-06, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,082
Posted By SAB

Right now I ride from 0615-0730, leave for work...

Right now I ride from 0615-0730, leave for work around 0815 and get there by 0845-0900. My schedule wil be changing soon and I'll have to be at work by 0715-0730. So I plan to leave for my usual 20...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-06, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By SAB

Also it depends on what material your frame is...

Also it depends on what material your frame is made out of. Steel rusts, especially in areas where there is no paint - such as the inside of the tubes! If you are riding a steel frame often in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-06, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 749
Posted By SAB

I vote morning. I can always control when I wake...

I vote morning. I can always control when I wake up in the morning, but I can't always control exactly when I get home at night...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-06, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By SAB

Integrated shifters are indeed nice to have...

Integrated shifters are indeed nice to have (Shimano calls then STI, Campagnolo calls them Ergo Shifters), but they are far from necessary. None of that fancy stuff is ABSOLUTELY necessary, despite...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-06, 12:27 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 2,310
Posted By SAB

Here's my ride report: Started in Penn...

Here's my ride report:

Started in Penn station just before 6AM. Initially averaged around 16mph through the city to the first rest area. After reaching the outskirts of Queens/Brooklyn the cars...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-06, 08:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,914
Posted By SAB

Gee, you're swell!

Wow. Great. You don't like doctors. Frees up some space in the appointment book for the rest of us "chumps" who don't know any better, I guess.

Can we stop this lunacy now? What kind of bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,946
Posted By SAB

Passing out, even during a maximum-effort sprint...

Passing out, even during a maximum-effort sprint is not entirely normal. Now we don't know the whole story, perhaps this was after riding 80 miles at tempo pace while not eating/drinking anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-06, 08:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 5,034
Posted By SAB

Of course you can finish a century without...

Of course you can finish a century without training! You can also finish a marathon or an ironman - it may take 20 hours, but you can do it. Will you have fun? Maybe - maybe not. It sends the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-06, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,388
Posted By SAB

I believe they used to call Indurain "The...

I believe they used to call Indurain "The Extraterrestrial"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 441
Posted By SAB

Most woould agree the most important measurements...

Most woould agree the most important measurements are top tube length and seat tube length. Once you figure out what size you are (as per Zouf's post), it's much easier to shop for bikes. However...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By SAB

The Look pedal system has been in use for years...

The Look pedal system has been in use for years and is considered a "legacy" or "standard" road pedal system, in as much it was one of the first clipless systems in use on the Pro circuit. It is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 06:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 540
Posted By SAB

To settle the muscle vs. fat issue you can get a...

To settle the muscle vs. fat issue you can get a measure of your percentage of body fat. Many gyms can do this you, also a nutritionist/dietician, and some physician's offices - especially those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-06, 04:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By SAB

I will generally do two long rides, back-to-back,...

I will generally do two long rides, back-to-back, on the weekends. Saturday I will do 40-50 miles, Sunday is a little longer, 60-80 miles. I have an upcoming 145 mile ride and before then I'll do...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-06, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,810
Posted By SAB

New York City The bad: 1. Taxi cab...

New York City

The bad:

1. Taxi cab drivers shout friendly reminders such as "up yours!" and "get on the sidewalk!" - of course it's illegal to ride on the sidewalk...
2. Car traffic is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,364
Posted By SAB

Airlines will fight you as long as it is cheaper...

Airlines will fight you as long as it is cheaper for them than paying you for your bike. Unless you have money to burn (more than your bike is worth in legal fees, for example) you will be unlikely...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-06, 08:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,208
Posted By SAB

Yup

Yup. To each his own. Ride what you like and who cares... One thing that most cyclists have in common is that we like the technical aspects of the sport. Some people buy better bikes just because...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-06, 05:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,554
Posted By SAB

Sounds like it just guestimates your power based...

Sounds like it just guestimates your power based on total weight, degree of inclince, and assumed air resistance. It probably has a nomogram that estimated force of drag from your weight and current...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-06, 09:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,003
Posted By SAB

I don't know exactly who actually built the first...

I don't know exactly who actually built the first LeMond bikes, but now they're re-badged Treks as LeMond is a subsidiary of Trek. LeMond of course has final say in the design, geometry and spec of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-06, 04:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,720
Posted By SAB

Too many builders to name... Spectrum (Tom...

Too many builders to name...

Spectrum (Tom Kellog - long wait) and Bilenkly Cycle Works (Stephen Bilenky - not mainstream at all, so the wait will be less) build bikes that match what you are...
03-05-06, 02:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 922
Posted By SAB

Remember that disc brakes are not allowed at most...

Remember that disc brakes are not allowed at most races, although you mentioned you probably won't race so this shouldn't be a problem. Check out Surly frames as well, they are around $300-350 and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 658
Posted By SAB

It's obviously best to climb by riding up...

It's obviously best to climb by riding up mountains. However, if this isn't available you can be creative. You can use a trainer with a resistance unit and train by turning a big gear against a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-06, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By SAB

barring an technical problems, such as poor...

barring an technical problems, such as poor quality welds or bad crashes, the frame should last "forever". If you like it you should definitely build it up. Especially since you went to the trouble...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By SAB

I ride CP in the AM, around 0600, and these I'll...

I ride CP in the AM, around 0600, and these I'll see maybe 2 or 3 other bikers. Guess it'll be that way until it gets warmer.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By SAB

I have traveled many times both with a full-size...

I have traveled many times both with a full-size bike hard case and with my S&S coupled bike in a much smaller hard case.

First, the soft case you are asking about has no padding whatsoever. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-06, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By SAB

Yup - 25% way too high. Better to save up and...

Yup - 25% way too high. Better to save up and buy a bike you can afford than to put it on a credit card/finance plan. What if you get sick while you're paying it off? Or lose your job? Or...
02-19-06, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

My RD is working pefectly again. It was not the...

My RD is working pefectly again. It was not the pulleys, cables, shift lever, or anything else anyone mentioned - which is why I am mentioning it now... The screw that holds the cable has a washer...
02-15-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

The RD was not diassembled. It taken off whole,...

The RD was not diassembled. It taken off whole, cleaned with the warm water and soap (not degreaser) and replaced on the hanger. I'm going to check it out in detail tonight and get back with...
02-14-06, 11:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

Yeah, I may have to take it in... No reason to...

Yeah, I may have to take it in... No reason to think the frame/hanger are bent, as the bike has never been crashed/damaged and everything was working last week. Only when I took it off, cleaned it,...
02-14-06, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

Thanks for the help. Again, the RD is pretty...

Thanks for the help. Again, the RD is pretty new, never been crashed, and the hanger has never been bent. It was working fine before I cleaned it. I have already removed the cable from the RD...
02-14-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

The cables are OK, as are the shifters. If I...

The cables are OK, as are the shifters. If I disconnect the cable completely, the derailleur should move all the way out to the smallest cog position (as limited by the set screw, of course). Mine...
02-14-06, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 572
Posted By SAB

No shift to smallest cog - not a setscrew prob

I have a trek 5200 with 9spd Dura-Ace double, 11-21 cogset. The Dura-Ace group is about 1 year old, purchased new by me. I recently removed all the cables, chain, cranks, and derailleurs for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-06, 05:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 50,139
Posted By SAB

My carbon racing bike is a 52cm 1995 Trek 5200. ...

My carbon racing bike is a 52cm 1995 Trek 5200. My cyclocross bike is a 46cm Surly CrossCheck.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 07:01 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,790
Posted By SAB

I'm one of those carbon-fiber riding skinny guys...

I'm one of those carbon-fiber riding skinny guys who actually races on my bike. I also own a heavy steel cyclo-cross bike that I ride off-road and around town. We're all cyclists and there's plenty...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-06, 11:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,179
Posted By SAB

The type and number of layers that you wear is a...

The type and number of layers that you wear is a very personal thing - what may keep me too hot might be just right for you. For these types of temps I personally would wear a single-layer bib...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-06, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,305
Posted By SAB

Carry a bigger dog with you. Maybe a Pit Bull or...

Carry a bigger dog with you. Maybe a Pit Bull or an AmStaff.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,072
Posted By SAB

The standard eggbeaters do indeed have around 7-8...

The standard eggbeaters do indeed have around 7-8 degrees of float, you just need to put in the cleats the correct way to accomplish this. I have ridden up to 125miles on at one time on my cross...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By SAB

Nice bike! I built a Surly CrossCheck last year....

Nice bike! I built a Surly CrossCheck last year. Total cost for mine was in the range of $1500 - it has 9spd Ultegra, Avid Shorty brakes, Eggbeater pedals, and I had it retro-fit with stainless S&S...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By SAB

I have a pair of those exact wheels. Mine are 32...

I have a pair of those exact wheels. Mine are 32 hole front/rear. 1-cross front, 2-cross/3-cross non-drive/drive rear with identical hubs. I use 'em on my cross bike.
Forum: Touring
01-18-06, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 929
Posted By SAB

I second the MSR stoves. I use a DragonFly,...

I second the MSR stoves. I use a DragonFly, which can use just about any liquid fuel. It is very hot, very fuel-efficient, and very reliable. You can use white gas (Coleman Fuel), unleaded gas,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By SAB

Glad you're alright. Amazing how those Al tubes...

Glad you're alright. Amazing how those Al tubes buckle! Although I doubt any frame would have survived that insult unscathed. Except for maybe an old straight-gauged lugged 30lb steel monster!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 592
Posted By SAB

I have used the Serfas case and the Trico...

I have used the Serfas case and the Trico Ironcase, both of which have a similar design. They have several large pieces of foam used to protect the frame and wheels. The case goes together like a...
01-06-06, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By SAB

Dismantle it to the bare frame, then give the...

Dismantle it to the bare frame, then give the frame a good cleaning. Get out all the dust, dirt, and rust out from inside the tubes. Maybe use a thin nylon brush with a very long, skinny handle. ...
01-05-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,208
Posted By SAB

You obviously haven't actually seen them up close...

You obviously haven't actually seen them up close and really studied them carefully. There ARE smooth, man... Look like they were meant to be there. They can be easily retro-fitted to steel or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,047
Posted By SAB

Naturally most of the time when you report the...

Naturally most of the time when you report the car and license plate to the cops nothing will be done. But maybe if you report every incident like this one or two drivers out of ten will get...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-06, 08:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 20,853
Posted By SAB

That's really more dependent on the race than...

That's really more dependent on the race than which catagory. A Cat 5 road race can be 25+ mph average if it's flat with a tail wind. In general cat 4/5 races are around 20-25, for shorter road...
Forum: Commuting
01-04-06, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,733
Posted By SAB

We all have a lot of inertia in the morning. I...

We all have a lot of inertia in the morning. I agree that getting up and dressed is the hardest part. Once I'm at there I always feel great. Once you develop a pattern it will get easier and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By SAB

Just march right through the lobby; don't make...

Just march right through the lobby; don't make eye contact with anyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-06, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,077
Posted By SAB

Cold air can irritate the air passages (bronchi)...

Cold air can irritate the air passages (bronchi) and lead to wheezing/coughing. Some people are quite sensitive to cold and can use certain inhaled medications to help relieve the symptoms. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-05, 10:52 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,732
Posted By SAB

Go for the S&S couplers. They are commonly...

Go for the S&S couplers. They are commonly available on steel or titanium bikes. They can even be used on carbon bikes, if the builder is talented and creative (check out calfeedesign.com). Anyone...
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