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10-27-12, 01:20 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 8,122
Posted By gear

Once a rule was made against doping, it became...

Once a rule was made against doping, it became cheating. Cheating should not be tolerated. It's irrelivent what others did before the rule was established. The rules against doping needed to be put...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,413
Posted By gear

I have two IGH bikes, a SA 8 on a MBT frame and a...

I have two IGH bikes, a SA 8 on a MBT frame and a Shimano 11 on a commuter road bike. I also have two external derailluer bikes. The IGH bikes are heavy in comparison. Slow from a stop.

The 8...
10-11-12, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,759
Views: 100,727
Posted By gear

Excellent rationalization.

Excellent rationalization.
09-30-12, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By gear

+1 that's why I got my Volagi. I got sick of...

+1 that's why I got my Volagi. I got sick of waiting for the roads to dry or cleaning road grit out of my drive train when I couldn't wait. Having a real road bike dedicated to wet conditions is a...
09-30-12, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By gear

I rode yesterday and today, full fenders and disc...

I rode yesterday and today, full fenders and disc brakes are where it's at.
09-22-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,434
Posted By gear

I think transiting from toe clips to clip less...

I think transiting from toe clips to clip less pedals is the easiest way to go. You learn to make a specific motion with your feet get disciplined about the motion then when you move to clip less...
09-09-12, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,379
Posted By gear

Sorry, the post didn't make much sense so I...

Sorry, the post didn't make much sense so I naturally assumed it was written by a guy.
09-09-12, 11:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,379
Posted By gear

Kind of a rambling post ("Contador manages to get...

Kind of a rambling post ("Contador manages to get married in the middle of this mess") that does not make a case for his questioning of the results of a stage in this years Vuelta.
09-06-12, 04:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By gear

I seem to remember a former teammate and former...

I seem to remember a former teammate and former team manager insinuate that Contador wasn't "strategic" enough. In light of what he's doing to this race, that seems laughable to me.
09-04-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,723
Posted By gear

Those two black spots at the bottom look cool.

Those two black spots at the bottom look cool.
09-02-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,032
Posted By gear

I hate when that happens.

I hate when that happens.
09-02-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,006
Posted By gear

Aside from conditioning and muscle building there...

Aside from conditioning and muscle building there is a lot of technique involved in improving your performance in cycling.

Little things add up. It either takes time to learn about and perfect...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 650
Posted By gear

Do not look up to the top of the hill. Look at...

Do not look up to the top of the hill. Look at the road right in front of your tire. Looking up just brings your mind into the equation, and the results will be that the hill defeats you.

Attack...
08-31-12, 02:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,902
Posted By gear

I'm a masher, I love riding in the 53t ring, I...

I'm a masher, I love riding in the 53t ring, I don't like to go to the smaller ring and only use it on real long hills (never the steep ones).

A year ago I bought a bike with a compact double,...
08-31-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,132
Posted By gear

This years Vuelta has been great.

This years Vuelta has been great.
08-26-12, 02:53 PM
Replies: 482
Views: 23,578
Posted By gear

I would appreciate it if you left Bill Russell's...

I would appreciate it if you left Bill Russell's name out of this. If you think he cheated in any way, you obviously know nothing about the man.
08-25-12, 12:41 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 10,079
Posted By gear

The USADA announced that they will make public...

The USADA announced that they will make public all the evidence in their case against Armstrong. Once they do, we may actually come to understand why he stopped fighting the case. Either it truly was...
08-06-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 806
Posted By gear

There are salmon on the roads too. I almost hit a...

There are salmon on the roads too. I almost hit a cyclist head on because he didn't know he was supposed to ride on the right side of the road.
07-30-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,903
Posted By gear

Maybe you just need to see sprinting from a new...

Maybe you just need to see sprinting from a new perspective.

http://bikehugger.com/m/view/sprinting-with-cavs
07-28-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,595
Posted By gear

I think Cancellara crashed by braking in trying...

I think Cancellara crashed by braking in trying to avoid hitting the camera bike.
07-24-12, 02:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,002
Posted By gear

I believe the saying about NewEngland weather...

I believe the saying about NewEngland weather goes something like this: "Don't like the weather, just wait a minute."
07-22-12, 07:13 AM
Forum: Commuting
07-21-12, 05:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,475
Posted By gear

Nothing is more obnoxious than going swimming in...

Nothing is more obnoxious than going swimming in a SWIMSUIT ! I always wear my jeans and a nice sweater.:)
07-18-12, 04:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,636
Posted By gear

This may smack of semantics but I think they...

This may smack of semantics but I think they should call it "cheating" or "cheating by doping". Maybe it's just me but I believe you need to have the label cheat applied to someone who dopes to get...
07-18-12, 04:31 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,421
Posted By gear

Frank is claiming he was poisoned, he doesn't say...

Frank is claiming he was poisoned, he doesn't say by who. You can poison yourself right?
07-16-12, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By gear

The only problem with these unwritten rules of...

The only problem with these unwritten rules of sportsmanship comes in when there is a difference of opinion as to when they should be applied. In this particular case everyone but Europcar thought it...
07-14-12, 04:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,557
Posted By gear

I believe Froome will opt out of his Sky contract...

I believe Froome will opt out of his Sky contract this winter, some team will offer him a lead position for next years TdF.
07-13-12, 04:51 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,627
Posted By gear

I had a hard time explaining to a friend (who...

I had a hard time explaining to a friend (who doesn't follow pro cycling) how the team mate of the guy winning the race is the strongest rider in the race. Froome will have have fun picking his new...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-12, 04:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,413
Posted By gear

Since its summer and I don't need to bring home...

Since its summer and I don't need to bring home the extra layer of clothes I wore in the morning, I am riding my Volagi instead of my dedicated commuter rig. With the fenders, disc brakes and lights...
07-12-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,860
Posted By gear

I could have sworn AC dominated the 2011 Giro.

I could have sworn AC dominated the 2011 Giro.
Forum: Commuting
07-11-12, 04:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,328
Posted By gear

He wrote: " I'm not about to discuss that value...

He wrote:
" I'm not about to discuss that value of something I have with my with some random person."
Sounds like the OP has an issue with the question. Perhaps because asking someone how much...
Forum: Commuting
07-10-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,328
Posted By gear

The OP had an issue with the question, in those...

The OP had an issue with the question, in those cases he just need not answer. I felt he maybe didn't realize he had the option to not answer. it seemed to me the questioner was being crass or rude...
07-07-12, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By gear

Sagan and Cav were probably told going in that...

Sagan and Cav were probably told going in that the focus of the team was on the GC and that they would not get much help on sprints. They probably felt they could win without a lead out team and in...
Forum: Commuting
07-07-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,328
Posted By gear

I can never understand why people feel compelled...

I can never understand why people feel compelled to answer questions put to them, especially when the questioner is a complete stranger.

There is no law that says you need to answer questions.
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07-05-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By gear

So you think Frank is holding of on going for GC...

So you think Frank is holding of on going for GC because he wants a longer contract with Radio Shack? I don't think so.
07-04-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,814
Posted By gear

BMW R80 - big and powerful enough to cruise fully...

BMW R80 - big and powerful enough to cruise fully loaded, drop the fairing and bags and it light enough to hit the twisties pretty nimbly. Maintenance? What's that?
07-04-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,954
Posted By gear

Size matters......the size of the group you ride...

Size matters......the size of the group you ride in. Unless your name is Fabian, then you can do it alone.
07-04-12, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By gear

Endurox R4 has all the stuff for recovery mixed...

Endurox R4 has all the stuff for recovery mixed into one package. I use it after every ride that goes over an hour.
07-03-12, 01:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,305
Posted By gear

Cav will pass LA in stage wins during this TdF.

Cav will pass LA in stage wins during this TdF.
07-02-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,113
Posted By gear

You should come back to beantown for a game,...

You should come back to beantown for a game, Tommy Hienson has taken Most's place.
07-01-12, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By gear

Nice looking bike! I love riding the...

Nice looking bike!

I love riding the C.C.Canal. I wish I could do it daily.
07-01-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,944
Posted By gear

Just imagine how all the domistiques (who would...

Just imagine how all the domistiques (who would love to get a chance to lead a team) view Frank's attitude.
06-23-12, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By gear

"Get obsessed and stay obsessed." ...

"Get obsessed and stay obsessed."

J.Irving
Forum: Commuting
06-20-12, 05:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By gear

Some commuters find cross bikes perfect for thier...

Some commuters find cross bikes perfect for thier commutes, by including the mounts you mentioned a manufacturer can sell a model to more than one type of buyer. I'm often amazed that they aren't...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,556
Posted By gear

Hope you feel better Jim.

Hope you feel better Jim.
06-19-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gear

One time I tried putting SPD cleats on road...

One time I tried putting SPD cleats on road shoes, when I walked on them it was like walking on ice. Metal cleats and hard soles just slide over asphalt. And if I missed the mechanism when clicking...
06-19-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,439
Posted By gear

I'm with Stepfam on this one, I'll go a step...

I'm with Stepfam on this one, I'll go a step further and recommend specifically the Dinotte tail light, even in daylight this is noticeable.
06-19-12, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gear

Your last paragraph confused me a bit. "SPD-SL...

Your last paragraph confused me a bit. "SPD-SL pedals size 41, Time pedals" ?? Time pedals and SPD-SL cleats don't mix (as far as know)if that is what you meant, that might be the problem.
06-19-12, 03:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By gear

Try sliding your foot forward (not down) till you...

Try sliding your foot forward (not down) till you feel the nose of the cleat catch then gently start pedaling, on the downstroke the heel of the cleat should click into place.
06-19-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,621
Posted By gear

Yellow=Wiggens Green=Cav Polka dot =Hoogaland

Yellow=Wiggens
Green=Cav
Polka dot =Hoogaland
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