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07-26-05, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,257
Posted By TimB

I'd go for the XTR cranks if you're into racing. ...

I'd go for the XTR cranks if you're into racing.
If just general XC then rather get the Cheaper XT version.
No other crank comes close to the stiffness/weight/price ratio of Shimano cranks.
I'v...
04-26-05, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,058
Posted By TimB

Hope Mini's are shyte! Squeal, always suffer from...

Hope Mini's are shyte! Squeal, always suffer from some aiment or other, never again thanks.

Magura brakes are great, especially the Martha'a. Julie's are great budget brakes.

However the best...
04-26-05, 05:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,648
Posted By TimB

I have had many cannondales and not one of them...

I have had many cannondales and not one of them has failed me in any way.

The Prophet is a great bike and being a single pivot swing arm is an advantage rather than a liability.
Marketers make a...
04-26-05, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 945
Posted By TimB

No Mech thesis needed. All components are...

No Mech thesis needed.
All components are designed to flex. Flex hasto happen because to achieve a rigid structure the stress in the material would exceed the Ultimate strenght of the material, the...
04-25-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 945
Posted By TimB

touche....

touche....
04-25-05, 10:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 881
Posted By TimB

Does your bike look anything like it did when you...

Does your bike look anything like it did when you first bought it?



No it has wheels and other functioning bits on it now.
04-25-05, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 913
Posted By TimB

Ohh such constructive posting. IS XTR worth...

Ohh such constructive posting.

IS XTR worth it over XT?

Depends on what you want. Do you want the best shifting, braking performance, the stiffest cranks and the lightest dual control shifters?...
04-22-05, 04:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 945
Posted By TimB

the reality in life is that all things flex....

the reality in life is that all things flex. Nothing is absolutely rigid. thats Impossible.
When they stiff they mean stiff by industry std's or when judged against the competition.
XTR M960 cranks...
04-19-05, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,964
Posted By TimB

NRS will be discontinued very very soon. Those...

NRS will be discontinued very very soon. Those available are probably run out stock that shops are trying to clear so that they can tell you the Trance is the Bee's Knees.

NRS is still a good buy...
04-14-05, 06:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By TimB

it's clear you can't see straight otherwise you'd...

it's clear you can't see straight otherwise you'd see that rapid rise is clearly the better way to shift.
Shifting aboprtion....hee hee, I'd call gripsh*tters that.. :D

anyone who's spent more...
04-13-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,236
Posted By TimB

SRAM cable pull ratio is a marketing gimmick to...

SRAM cable pull ratio is a marketing gimmick to make themselves different whereas Rapid rise or Low normal has functional benefits.

I can see nt many have actually used a Low normal derailleur. If...
04-13-05, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By TimB

yes I have a set. It's absolutely awesome. a...

yes I have a set.
It's absolutely awesome. a frightening tool to yield on the night ride set.
They call me the Lighthouse because of this light.

Anyways, I' have it for over two years now, It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-05, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,007
Posted By TimB

it's typical for any road event

it's typical for any road event
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-05, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,019
Posted By TimB

cannondale are very thorough with their warranty...

cannondale are very thorough with their warranty replacements.
Never had to use it myself but I'd say that 45000km is a good life for a frame and 22000 for a super light aluminium frame is way above...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
Posted By TimB

either the Orbea or a Tuscnay is a great ride....

either the Orbea or a Tuscnay is a great ride. The decider will be the geometry I think.

I have a 53cm Tuscany, my buddy has a M Orca.
The Orce handles very much like the Tuscany but feels more...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-05, 02:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By TimB

since CAmpy wears in, not out, the selling price...

since CAmpy wears in, not out, the selling price should be higher than the initial purchase price
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-05, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,166
Posted By TimB

carbons for training Pro Race 4 racing. ...

carbons for training
Pro Race 4 racing.

carbons last longer.
The Pro race is light supple and fragile on really rough roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 03:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,934
Posted By TimB

www.squirtlube.com

www.squirtlube.com
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-05, 03:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,934
Posted By TimB

Squirt

Squirt
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-05, 10:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,325
Posted By TimB

well your stats just went up. It's obvious what...

well your stats just went up.
It's obvious what he was refering too. Ti cassetter not a Ti/Steel cassette - which weighs 204gr btw not 188gr btw.

Now that 10s Veloce is available i will use those...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-05, 11:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,740
Posted By TimB

In the HAC4's database are the settings you...

In the HAC4's database are the settings you provided on your height, weight, max heart rate, vo2 max etc.
Not sure of the formula but the powermeter compares your exertion (functions of your heart...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-05, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,362
Posted By TimB

end december to end jan = 1678km feb to begn...

end december to end jan = 1678km
feb to begn march = 1313km.
Dec 04 to begin jan 05 = 1547km
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-05, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,325
Posted By TimB

I use Daytona (Centaur) cassettes for training...

I use Daytona (Centaur) cassettes for training and Chorus for racing. The weight saving of Record is just not worth the cost and they don't even last 1500miles.

I'll never buy another Record...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-05, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By TimB

I'd go for the True Temper Alpha Q. it's a far...

I'd go for the True Temper Alpha Q.
it's a far more developed product with a reputation for relaibility and excellent handling traits behind it. The Easton is the newer and has not proved itself...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-05, 03:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,528
Posted By TimB

mail a detailed abstract of the proposed research...

mail a detailed abstract of the proposed research and I'll try to assist..
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-05, 03:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By TimB

weight saving is tiny when viewed alone. However...

weight saving is tiny when viewed alone. However the CArbon railed version comes without scuff guards and nose guard and therefore is about 40g lighter at 173grr vs214gr for the Ti railed version.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,604
Posted By TimB

stunning bike Mate. Love the colour. I had...

stunning bike Mate.
Love the colour.

I had Principia RS6 in a very similar colour...
Was very difficult to let her go.....
02-23-05, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 772
Posted By TimB

Time A.T.A.C.'s all the way for me. USed the...

Time A.T.A.C.'s all the way for me.
USed the Crank Bros Egg beaters for 6months but the bearings did not hold up well so I ditched them and put the Times back on the bike.

EB's are nice and light...
02-21-05, 03:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,289
Posted By TimB

Speaking of ODI's does anyone make a set thats...

Speaking of ODI's does anyone make a set thats actually Soft and not as hard as the darn bars them selves?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-05, 12:12 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,644
Posted By TimB

don;t know don't care but to hazard a guess by...

don;t know don't care but to hazard a guess by picking it up I'd say it weighs 17.6lbs

Litespeed Tuscany with campy record groupset
FSA TICP crankset
Mavic Ksyrium wheels
Michelin Pro race...
02-18-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,126
Posted By TimB

well since the CArbon Lefty ELO Is a 1.5...

well since the CArbon Lefty ELO Is a 1.5 compatible fork and won't fit into anything other than a Cannondale or a custom built bike, I'd have to say the next best thing is a

Magura Ronin 85.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-05, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By TimB

only difference is that machining in the BB shell...

only difference is that machining in the BB shell and headtubes of CAAD4 frame sets.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-05, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,444
Posted By TimB

the six13 is a few grams heavier and everyone is...

the six13 is a few grams heavier and everyone is moaning.....

why/

just take a longer dump in the morning
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-05, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By TimB

Onlt recently ridden a Ultegra 10s equiped bike...

Onlt recently ridden a Ultegra 10s equiped bike and I like the groupset a lot.
It's lighter than the Centaur 10s and functionally it's smoother and lighter feeling too.

Although on price they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-05, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By TimB

Record has titanium hardware where Chorus has...

Record has titanium hardware where Chorus has steel even though the 03 Record and 05 Chorus are aesthetically similar.
02-07-05, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,201
Posted By TimB

i've had Flippy shifters now for two and bit...

i've had Flippy shifters now for two and bit years and absolutely love them.
The rapid Rise also makes perfect sense.

WHY?

With RR you don;t have to force a shift, the spring does it for you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-05, 06:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,046
Posted By TimB

At last someone who is beginning to understand...

At last someone who is beginning to understand Rolling Resistance
Lowest rolling restance for any tyre is that pressure at which it can be run with the contact patch as designed. The weight on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-05, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 392
Posted By TimB

carlyle, it's fine you can ride the smaller...

carlyle, it's fine you can ride the smaller frame.
I coud ride either a 51cm or a 53cm since the rear geometry of the bikes are similar the front could be sorted by fitting the appropriate stem and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-05, 01:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,412
Posted By TimB

04 seat tube = 31.6mm internal diameter 05 seat...

04 seat tube = 31.6mm internal diameter
05 seat tube = 31.6 internal diameter


Litespeed only make a structurla change to the Tuscany every 2-3model years.
I upgraded my 02 to 03 spec by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-05, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By TimB

thiose lugs make them look like barn yard gates!

thiose lugs make them look like barn yard gates!
02-02-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By TimB

LX and Hone are similar except for colour...

LX and Hone are similar except for colour (cranksets and BB)

the main differences are the rear derailleur and rear and front Hubs.
Shifters are either Dual control or Rapid Fire, you specify
02-02-05, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By TimB

http://www.exposurelights.com they're made...

http://www.exposurelights.com

they're made in England.

Lupine or Super-Nova are the German brands
02-02-05, 07:26 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 11,239
Posted By TimB

32, engineer (mechanical)

32, engineer (mechanical)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-05, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By TimB

ergobrain and Flightdeck are both branded Cateye...

ergobrain and Flightdeck are both branded Cateye technologies.
The differences exist purely to meet the aesthetic and different marketing requirements of the two customers companies, Campagnolo and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-05, 04:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,828
Posted By TimB

carbon is left naked to save weight. if yo paint...

carbon is left naked to save weight. if yo paint it, it starts to weighas much as Ti and AL bikes.....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-05, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 848
Posted By TimB

I've got Veloce on my training bike and sometimes...

I've got Veloce on my training bike and sometimes I swear it shfits better than the Record on my race bike. I like it a lot. It compares favourably with Shimano 105 for performance.
Mine is the 9s...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-05, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By TimB

Internal Headsets

Ok the Internal Headsets in my Litespeed (a Cane Creek IS-2) has dies after 2&1/2 yrs of abuse.
I've been told the Cane Creek Solos is the bee knees and will out last the std IS-2 or IS-6 by a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-05, 04:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,962
Posted By TimB

myth Myth Myth

myth



Myth



Myth
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-05, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By TimB

oh don't worry, he can dig even further :) ...

oh don't worry, he can dig even further :)


I guess the campy on my Litespeed must be a sacrilege then....
01-21-05, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,059
Posted By TimB

definately badly built wheels. lefty front...

definately badly built wheels.

lefty front wheels are just as strong as conventional wheels. They hav spokes on both sides don't they :)

Also the Lefty is also a 20mm bolt on front wheel so...
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