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06-20-18, 01:16 PM
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Posted By curdog

Magazine

Does bicycling magazine still exist. everything on net looked sketchy.
05-18-16, 06:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By curdog

I'm using the 1 x 11 for mountain rides, which I...

I'm using the 1 x 11 for mountain rides, which I do 2 or 3 times a year. While I have two bikes with adequate triples, I'm looking forward to the low weight of the Cannondale. This bike will have...
05-17-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By curdog

34

34
05-16-16, 08:28 AM
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Posted By curdog

11x44

11x44
05-15-16, 04:12 PM
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Posted By curdog

Mountain Riding with Carbon Fiber

I seem to remember structural problems with carbon fiber, especially with wheels during mountain rides.
I plan a ride with Bike Virginia in late June. I plan to ride a Cannondale Synapse (Carbon...
01-22-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,524
Posted By curdog

Weight isn't necessarily a bad thing. I could...

Weight isn't necessarily a bad thing. I could only imagine that if weight is muscle mass, your power might be significantly higher than before. Also think 2 weeks might be to short a trial to already...
12-09-14, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By curdog

I use a devise from a company named Cho-Pat. Has...

I use a devise from a company named Cho-Pat. Has been a big help. Can be purchased on Amazon. What a surprise?
10-27-14, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,670
Posted By curdog

Tire Size

What size tires will frame handle?
08-21-14, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,600
Posted By curdog

I love my Co Motion Cascadia for it's versatility...

I love my Co Motion Cascadia for it's versatility and love riding on 32's. My 2nd choice is my Indy Fab Light Weight steel which was my custom dream bike build.
07-09-14, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By curdog

Everything in this response rings home. When I'm...

Everything in this response rings home. When I'm concentrating the most, I can feel the pedaling on the upward stroke. Climbing seems to make my stroke more even throughout the stroke if I keep...
07-07-14, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,242
Posted By curdog

Pedaling In Circles

I've been working on raising my cadence over the past several weeks. A suggestion by my LBS was to work on pedaling in circles. How can I determine what a circular stroke feels like? I'm aware of the...
04-21-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,082
Posted By curdog

My sanity!

My sanity!
02-12-14, 02:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,946
Posted By curdog

This

This
11-14-13, 09:55 AM
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Posted By curdog

Groceries

I currently have a rear rack on the bike I usually use for errands such as groceries. I've been told before that I might be better off with a front rack and basket for loads under 25 pounds. Has...
11-11-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,196
Posted By curdog

My LBS recommended against Cad10 for me. He...

My LBS recommended against Cad10 for me. He described it as having very aggressive racing geometry, which he thought wouldn't be in my old bod's interest.
08-19-13, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By curdog

Thanks!

Thanks!
08-19-13, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By curdog

Stupid Question

What does it mean exactly when a ride notes a certain amount of elevation? Is this the net of climbing and descents? Sorry, but I'm usually a pure bred flat-lander!
07-10-13, 11:25 AM
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Views: 356
Posted By curdog

Carbon Wheelset

Does anyone know of a carbon clincher wheel-set set up for a 9 speed Shimano rear?
Thanks!
06-02-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,141
Posted By curdog

+1

+1
06-02-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,110
Posted By curdog

I'm 65 and ride 170 - 200 miles per week.

I'm 65 and ride 170 - 200 miles per week.
05-20-13, 07:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,297
Posted By curdog

Take a look at Shimano RT 82. I got pair recently...

Take a look at Shimano RT 82. I got pair recently and toe box appears to be very roomy. This is a road/touring pedal designed for SPD pedals, hence the RT in the model name. Think they normally run...
05-09-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 511
Posted By curdog

Do google search-----share the road...

Do google search-----share the road magnet----------------many options
04-21-13, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 787
Posted By curdog

You da man! Where did ride start and what was the...

You da man! Where did ride start and what was the general route? Would it be a fairly convenient route for a non-supported century?
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Views: 7,926
Posted By curdog

48/36/26, 11/34 10 speed, 105 front der, XTR Rear...

48/36/26, 11/34 10 speed, 105 front der, XTR Rear der, STI shifter/brake
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Views: 7,926
Posted By curdog

Checked with LBS and they said rack not included...

Checked with LBS and they said rack not included when weighed. Added fenders(SKS Longboard) and will weigh again later this week. I have a friend with an Americano which has been cross country three...
Replies: 31
Views: 7,926
Posted By curdog

Just picked up my Cascadia today. Plan to use...

Just picked up my Cascadia today. Plan to use mostly for supported touring. Weighed in at 23.5 lbs. with rear rack, pedals and saddle.
01-28-13, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 586
Posted By curdog

I'm doing Bike Virginia in May. Climbing is not a...

I'm doing Bike Virginia in May. Climbing is not a forte, coming from the flats of the Outer Banks. I did manage to ride the Moutain to Shore ride for Cycle Carolina last fall. Do you see any of these...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By curdog

Before changing saddle width, I would play with...

Before changing saddle width, I would play with the tilt. That's where I experienced chafing problems.
01-01-13, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By curdog

I've done the Cap2Cap 50 miler the last two...

I've done the Cap2Cap 50 miler the last two years. Pretty certain I'll do it again this year. Probably won't do Century.
12-23-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

Great photos.

Great photos.
12-21-12, 03:21 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

I owned two Bridgestones and the Riv. I know...

I owned two Bridgestones and the Riv. I know enough about the product without your advice
12-21-12, 12:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

I hit my LBS 4-5 times a week. Typically its just...

I hit my LBS 4-5 times a week. Typically its just social. If he's busy, I make myself scarce pretty quickly. If not, I might spend an hour or two. I live in a resort area, so usually things go pretty...
12-21-12, 07:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

Thank you for your reasoned assessment. I totally...

Thank you for your reasoned assessment. I totally agree.
12-21-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

Originally Posted by curdog If you aren't...

Originally Posted by curdog

If you aren't like me, you're obviously stupid and destructive to the sport (lifestyle?).



This is totally out of context. I was saying that it is a human...
12-20-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

I believe that Grant simply supports another way...

I believe that Grant simply supports another way to embrace cycling. I don't agree that he is attacking anyone. Many people don't want to emulate bike racers. What are we afraid of? It's the same old...
12-19-12, 08:48 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,526
Posted By curdog

I read the book. I own a Riv Sam. I had the bike...

I read the book. I own a Riv Sam. I had the bike built to my specs. Nothing in his book offended me. Nothing in his book influenced me to change the ways that I approach cycling. I guess what annoys...
12-10-12, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,814
Posted By curdog

I weigh 160 and they recommended the X. Planning...

I weigh 160 and they recommended the X. Planning on putting it on the Comotion.
Forum: Touring
12-08-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

Hands on the bars

Hands on the bars
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

I'm wondering if a Cascadia can be built with the...

I'm wondering if a Cascadia can be built with the Americano drive train and a upgrade to Ultegra shifters. This is a FSA crankset at 48-36-26 with a 10 speed 11-34. Can't hurt to ask.
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 01:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

Thanks for your comments. It's pretty much the...

Thanks for your comments. It's pretty much the way I was thinking. What do you think of the Ultegra, front and rear, with 11-34 cassette?
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 08:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

I am not a strong rider. The only short mountain...

I am not a strong rider. The only short mountain tour was donen the Rivendell. It has a triple at 46-36-24 and a 9 speed cassette at 11-32.
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

This could be part of the challenge. I'm not...

This could be part of the challenge. I'm not expecting to do any unsupported touring, but I don't want to rule it out entirely.
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 08:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

Have been considering Comotion Cascadia. Not...

Have been considering Comotion Cascadia. Not fully decided. Hope to be able to run tires at least up to 35mm.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

Primary usage is in supported tours, so trunk bag...

Primary usage is in supported tours, so trunk bag is all that is usually needed.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

What do you mean by this? Sorry but confused.

What do you mean by this? Sorry but confused.
Forum: Touring
12-06-12, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,519
Posted By curdog

New Build

I've been talking to my LBS about building a touring rig. I plan to use it primarily for mountain tours. The LBS is suggesting to use a double as opposed to a triple. He is of the opinion that a...
11-26-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By curdog

Bike Florida in late March. 6 days of riding. ...

Bike Florida in late March. 6 days of riding.
www.bikeflorida.org
11-19-12, 04:34 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,890
Posted By curdog

With Ultegra brifters, what is the lowest gear I...

With Ultegra brifters, what is the lowest gear I can get to with a 10 speed. For some reason, I thought 30 was the max???
11-08-12, 01:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,954
Posted By curdog

I typically get 1000-1500 miles per change. I...

I typically get 1000-1500 miles per change. I usually change the cassette whenever I get a new chain. My new bike with Di2 is wearing much slower. I have about 2000 miles with no significant wear.
11-01-12, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,902
Posted By curdog

I sent a note to Salsa inquiring as to what...

I sent a note to Salsa inquiring as to what stainless was being used. No response after 3 days. I think I'm moving away from the stainless. The bike also comes standard with S&S couplers, which I...
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