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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-15, 09:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 859
Posted By kv501

This may or may not be applicable to you, but if...

This may or may not be applicable to you, but if you're going for prescription lenses make sure your prescription is the same or at least very close in both eyes. My right and left eyes are each a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-15, 08:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,766
Posted By kv501

The bike I'm currently riding (and probably will...

The bike I'm currently riding (and probably will be for quite some time) cost me roughly $7,400 for the frame, fork, Ultegra Di2, Boyd wheels, PowerTap, ProLogo saddle, pedals, and 3T stem and bars....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,452
Posted By kv501

You will never, under any circumstances, ever, be...

You will never, under any circumstances, ever, be given blood without being typed. It just won't happen.

Blood type is a waste of text on an ID.

Someone somewhere saw it on a military dog tag...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-14, 11:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,145
Posted By kv501

Or hijacking threads.

Or hijacking threads.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 03:32 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 34,158
Posted By kv501

And the bad part is, this thread has actually got...

And the bad part is, this thread has actually got me thinking about trying it. Stupid internet.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 34,158
Posted By kv501

You'd be surprised. Assuming that 20 minute...

You'd be surprised. Assuming that 20 minute effort wasn't at threshold, your FTP is probably north of 250. I bet you would do better than you think.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-14, 11:16 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 34,158
Posted By kv501

That seems pretty high. Not saying it isn't true,...

That seems pretty high. Not saying it isn't true, but if it is there won't be many people who would even come close to hanging with you in a sprint.

Can you post your CP curve?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,862
Posted By kv501

They go straight to eBay with the wheels.

They go straight to eBay with the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-14, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,319
Posted By kv501

That's ridiculously false.

That's ridiculously false.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,137
Posted By kv501

Here's an idea... You guys go start your own...

Here's an idea...

You guys go start your own thread about the pros/cons of a custom (esp. carbon) frame and discuss how much a custom carbon frame will suck/be dangerous because it wasn't designed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,512
Posted By kv501

I understand it's not that elaborate; it just...

I understand it's not that elaborate; it just doesn't have a useful purpose. It doesn't help you find the bike, and once (if) you do find it there are so many permanent ways to mark/identify your...
12-16-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5,871
Views: 392,756
Posted By kv501

Looks like Ag2r will be the only one: ...

Looks like Ag2r will be the only one:

http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/12/bikes-and-tech/2015-sponsor-round-up-whos-riding-what_356056
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 06:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,344
Posted By kv501

You were expecting anything less?

You were expecting anything less?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,512
Posted By kv501

If you were so deadset on making your bike...

If you were so deadset on making your bike identifiable couldn't you just hit the end of your seatpost wih some red spray paint or something, or maybe one wrap of green electrical tape under your bar...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,344
Posted By kv501

Ass hatchets.

Ass hatchets.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 06:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,400
Posted By kv501

Blinking. My state also allows a blinking white...

Blinking. My state also allows a blinking white on the front during sunlight hours.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,344
Posted By kv501

Prologo Kappa Dea for a looooooong time, and now...

Prologo Kappa Dea for a looooooong time, and now a Prologo ZeroII. both of them women's model. They look identical to the men's models and the extra centimeter of width makes all the difference in...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By kv501

I don't think I'd agree with that... That...

I don't think I'd agree with that...

That issue aside, the main safety benefit of a tubular in the event of a flat is that they 1) stay on the rime and 2) are manageable when it happens.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 12:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By kv501

Not really true at all.

Not really true at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By kv501

Read Training and Racing With A Powermeter (even...

Read Training and Racing With A Powermeter (even if you don't race), or dive into this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/33-road-bike-racing/635841-bikeforums-net-workout-recipe-book.html

Either...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,088
Posted By kv501

If tire failures are your main worry, have you...

If tire failures are your main worry, have you considered tubulars? Less flat-prone to begin with, but in the event you do have one it will be much, much more manageable.

I realize tubulars are a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,963
Posted By kv501

I know this is a necro post, but just in case...

I know this is a necro post, but just in case anyone's considering it...

Lived in Iowa my entire life and done the full thing 5 times. Way overrated.

At the end of the day it's still 22,000...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 12:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,512
Posted By kv501

Oh my god, those hoods...

Oh my god, those hoods...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-14, 12:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,459
Posted By kv501

No way. Those things are one-sided which is...

No way.

Those things are one-sided which is takes away the main advantage of their system.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,173
Posted By kv501

ZeCanon intervals. Look them up in the recipe...

ZeCanon intervals. Look them up in the recipe book post.

They are major, major pain cave material if you do them honestly, but you will break your plateau.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,459
Posted By kv501

I always thought Speedplay should do something...

I always thought Speedplay should do something like that from the get go, as in design it into the product. I loved Speedplay cleats but gave them up because they 100% suck to walk around in, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-14, 01:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,095
Posted By kv501

Totally wrong attitude to have. Too many people...

Totally wrong attitude to have. Too many people listen to the "Avoid surgery at all costs because it will be worse and your life will suck forever" mentality and don't get the treatment they need.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By kv501

Well ain't you somethin'.

Well ain't you somethin'.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,823
Posted By kv501

I'm 6'1" and going from a 58 to a 56 cm frame was...

I'm 6'1" and going from a 58 to a 56 cm frame was the best thing I've ever done for my comfort on a bike. Fit is way to individual to make a recommendation based on height.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-14, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,149
Posted By kv501

I've never used that trainer, but looking at...

I've never used that trainer, but looking at pictures of it I don't see why one of the generic steel trainer skewers (like Kurt's) wouldn't work. They have a conical/dome shape on the ends that...
12-02-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,486
Posted By kv501

Honest question here...I've never bought from BD,...

Honest question here...I've never bought from BD, but do their wheels seriously come from the distributor so far out of whack that you need a truing stand?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,609
Posted By kv501

Leave it to Jim Felt to pretensiously include his...

Leave it to Jim Felt to pretensiously include his character judgement skills in his condolences.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 06:39 AM
Replies: 336
Views: 47,384
Posted By kv501

That's definitely cross chaining. Why don't you...

That's definitely cross chaining. Why don't you just ride in 50/17? It's practically the same ratio as 34/11 and you still have 3 smaller cogs left.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By kv501

Neither one of those clip on the head tube. ...

Neither one of those clip on the head tube.

The first one clamps in a stem, and the second one has an integrated stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 07:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,094
Posted By kv501

Relax, man. It's a saying here that's been...

Relax, man. It's a saying here that's been jokingly tossed around on this forum since you were in diapers.
11-24-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,263
Posted By kv501

The all in one sets are pretty hit and miss; most...

The all in one sets are pretty hit and miss; most of them either have too many tools or not enough. For general home mechanic use I'd get the following:

Must haves:

Metric Hex wreches
Pedal...
11-24-14, 12:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,527
Posted By kv501

Huh? Aluminum steerers didn't die at all. Just...

Huh? Aluminum steerers didn't die at all. Just picking the big 4, Trek Specialized, Giant and Cannondale all spec aluminum steerer tubes on their entry/mid-level road bikes. Some of them like the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-14, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 828
Posted By kv501

TrainerRoad workouts with a Kickr Trainer....

TrainerRoad workouts with a Kickr Trainer. Automatically adjusts the resistance so you're putting out the exact target wattage no matter what. No cheating and pure pain.

Started that last winter...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,337
Posted By kv501

It's about time; I was wondering how long it'd...

It's about time; I was wondering how long it'd take to hear from a hooligan. A little disappointing, really.

To be honest I did give it a chance once, but the flopping and 0-0 final score after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By kv501

Same cassette. Both are CS-6700, zoom into the...

Same cassette. Both are CS-6700, zoom into the picture and you can see the model number on both.

The CS stands for cassette. Shimano's uses that system for all of their groups. For example,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,240
Posted By kv501

Bikesdirect.com...

Bikesdirect.com (http://bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm#p1)

Surprised no one's mentioned it yet.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,020
Posted By kv501

Well at least you won't be here long.

Well at least you won't be here long.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 01:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,220
Posted By kv501

The from PT hub is a normal front hub. No...

The from PT hub is a normal front hub. No powermeter.

That way they match.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,020
Posted By kv501

Never heard of a fixed gear bike in all the time...

Never heard of a fixed gear bike in all the time you've been here? No free wheel, no coasting. You stop with back pressure on the pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,020
Posted By kv501

Wow, butthurt much?

Wow, butthurt much?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 442,020
Posted By kv501

Hot. Orange bar tape and it would be double mega...

Hot. Orange bar tape and it would be double mega hot.

Nice bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By kv501

I'll see where it goes; just making a prediction.

I'll see where it goes; just making a prediction.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,148
Posted By kv501

I agree with you but this thread is gonna get...

I agree with you but this thread is gonna get 86'd.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,317
Posted By kv501

95%+ of the bikes shown on BF have black stems...

95%+ of the bikes shown on BF have black stems and black tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,337
Posted By kv501

Ohhh...........you mean a soccer player...

Ohhh...........you mean a soccer player...
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