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Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-13, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,166
Posted By foresthill

I use a set of Blue Buds X...

I use a set of Blue Buds X http://www.jaybirdsport.com/bluebuds-x-bluetooth-headphones/ with my iPhone.

They have a sweat-proof guarantee.

I only put in the right ear when I'm on the bike. But...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,075
Posted By foresthill

park has a tool for that:...

park has a tool for that: http://www.parktool.com/product/derailleur-hanger-alignment-gauge-dag-2
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-13, 04:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,398
Posted By foresthill

Congrats on the pedaling kid! I gotta agree....

Congrats on the pedaling kid!

I gotta agree. Strider bikes or removing pedals. All the way.

My daughter started riding her strider before she was 2 and is still hauling ass around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-13, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By foresthill

I used LoseIt! to set a goal and help count my...

I used LoseIt! to set a goal and help count my calories in and out (I mainly used their iPhone app, but the website seems decent, too.)

Worked great. Lost ~15 lbs, pretty much according to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-13, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,427
Posted By foresthill

That sounds like a problem clearing the tire, not...

That sounds like a problem clearing the tire, not the rim.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,974
Posted By foresthill

The only gloves I ever wear are full fingered...

The only gloves I ever wear are full fingered ones when it's cold enough to want them. I live in a dry climate, so my hands don't really get very sweaty. I can wipe the occasional sweat from my face...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,878
Posted By foresthill

this is what it sounded like to me, too

this is what it sounded like to me, too
07-10-13, 06:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,381
Posted By foresthill

it depends on how flexible you are and how...

it depends on how flexible you are and how aggressive you want to be. You do not need to be 75 to decide this is where you want your handlebars, tho.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 11:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,469
Posted By foresthill

Given that the airlines won't insure for damages,...

Given that the airlines won't insure for damages, soft cases sort of scare the crap out of me for that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-13, 09:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,469
Posted By foresthill

You could just fly an airline like SW that...

You could just fly an airline like SW that doesn't try to screw you out of $ for it. $50 fee each way for bikes in normal bikes cases there.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,647
Posted By foresthill

"What could possibly be different"? Check out the...

"What could possibly be different"? Check out the pics on page 3 of this thread: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/710158-china-carbon-road-wheelset/page3

Would you want to trust your life...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-13, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By foresthill

I've never heard the "all access" term until now,...

I've never heard the "all access" term until now, but I've been using their 3-hole road cleats on nice carbon road shoes for a number of years now (with egg beater pedals, but they're all...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-13, 06:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,230
Posted By foresthill

regular wheels: 11-26 (OG-1090) climbing wheels...

regular wheels: 11-26 (OG-1090)
climbing wheels (used for terrain > ~16%): 11-28 (OG-1090)

My current crankset is 52/36.

There is a lot of flat terrain to my East, and there are big mountains...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-13, 11:05 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 11:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,472
Posted By foresthill

I've used eggbeaters with their 3-hole road cleat...

I've used eggbeaters with their 3-hole road cleat ( http://www.crankbrothers.com/accessories_3hole_cleat.php ) on nice road shoes for years. As a bonus, I can use my mtn bike shoes or even...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By foresthill

I think the basic idea could be nice for some...

I think the basic idea could be nice for some beginning cyclists, however, the exposed bearings pretty much nix that:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,720
Posted By foresthill

Flagstaff Mtn. Higher than the pro challenge...

Flagstaff Mtn. Higher than the pro challenge went. About an hour from home.
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Genesee west of Denver. View of Mt Evans in the background
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Upper Sunshine Canyon after the pavement...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-13, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,778
Posted By foresthill

Yeah, it doesn't *sound* like a seatbag issue...

Yeah, it doesn't *sound* like a seatbag issue given the location, but all the wear I've ever seen on my shorts has been due to velcro from a seatbag rubbing on it. Definitely worth a double check.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-13, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By foresthill

yeah, you don't want cotton in your gloves...

yeah, you don't want cotton in your gloves either. I personally use synthetic gloves, but any of those materials will work well so long as you have a goretex layer on the outside.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-13, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,174
Posted By foresthill

On the feet, none of the socks should be cotton....

On the feet, none of the socks should be cotton. Cotton stops insulating once it gets wet. Make sure the socks are all either synthetic, wool, or silk.

For the hands, if warmer and warmer gloves...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-13, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,337
Posted By foresthill

i've found that so long as you have a full zip...

i've found that so long as you have a full zip zersey, the hassle of taking a dump with bibs on is no big deal. If you have to pull your loaded jersey over your head to get the bib straps off, it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,076
Posted By foresthill

Why do you assume something is "wrong"?

Why do you assume something is "wrong"?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-13, 11:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,308
Posted By foresthill

Yeah, this. I can probably count on one hand the...

Yeah, this. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've dropped my chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-13, 08:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,046
Posted By foresthill

Thanks for the review. I just ordered a pair....

Thanks for the review. I just ordered a pair. These will go very nicely on the De Rosa!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-12, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 633
Posted By foresthill

no. it's not. They'll need to also upgrade to a...

no. it's not. They'll need to also upgrade to a 10 speed chain and rear shifter, probably a 10 speed crank, and possibly a narrow-chain front derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-12, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By foresthill

Where are you? If somewhere with steep climbs...

Where are you? If somewhere with steep climbs like I am, I can't say enough about how awesome 52/36 is. Otherwise 53/39 is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 25,837
Posted By foresthill

After several years of not wanting to give up my...

After several years of not wanting to give up my 53, this year I finally acknowledged the steepness of where I live and switched to a 52/36. I couldn't bring myself to go to a 50/36 or 50/34, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-12, 09:42 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,580
Posted By foresthill

Speaking as a former resident of Tucson for 9...

Speaking as a former resident of Tucson for 9 years, the problem with Phoenix is that it sucks in general. Think LA with no ocean and 30+ degrees warmer. Tucson has it beat in every way except for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-12, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,123
Posted By foresthill

Well, I'm 5'7" with long torso and arms, and I've...

Well, I'm 5'7" with long torso and arms, and I've found a 56 to be really uncomfortable when I tried it (it was a Felt.)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By foresthill

Does it skip on certain cogs with a new chain? If...

Does it skip on certain cogs with a new chain? If not, you're good
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-12, 11:57 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 16,580
Posted By foresthill

I currently live 15 mins east of Boulder, and...

I currently live 15 mins east of Boulder, and it's pretty ideal. There's some snow in the winter, but also plenty of sunny days in the 60s, and I like getting the chance to change it up and xc ski...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By foresthill

That's really not all that light, and yeah,...

That's really not all that light, and yeah, plenty heavier people than you could ride those. I weigh 160 (170 up until a few months ago) and I've had no issues riding some Rolf Elan Aeros from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-12, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By foresthill

Bring him $50 worth of nice beer or something....

Bring him $50 worth of nice beer or something. It'll be a lot more memorable than the $.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-12, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,042
Posted By foresthill

Everyone I know who's encountered this issue has...

Everyone I know who's encountered this issue has had the shifter replaced by SRAM, regardless of how old it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-12, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,314
Posted By foresthill

I use a small one on centuries to have an easily...

I use a small one on centuries to have an easily accessible place for food so I can stay on my eating schedule. Don't need it otherwise.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,406
Posted By foresthill

I'm pretty satisfied. Tho I did get a new crank...

I'm pretty satisfied. Tho I did get a new crank recently, oh, and a new pair of Assos bibs. Damn. Guess I'm never satisfied...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 889
Posted By foresthill

Likewise, my 52/36 shifts great. Never heard any...

Likewise, my 52/36 shifts great. Never heard any complaints about compacts shifting worse than a standard. And it's hard to imagine why they would. Now, triples on the other hand...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-12, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,345
Posted By foresthill

Because they're expensive and they puncture...

Because they're expensive and they puncture easily?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By foresthill

Of course, i have old red shifters and a force...

Of course, i have old red shifters and a force FD, and I never need the trim anyway.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By foresthill

Officially, he's right. The new FD "needs" the...

Officially, he's right. The new FD "needs" the new shifters. In reality, at least according to every review I've seen, the old shifters work fine with it. As far as the "will it yaw" bit, yes. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By foresthill

Try a KMC chain. Made a world of difference for...

Try a KMC chain. Made a world of difference for me. Also, if you're coming from Shimano, the shifters themselves are going to be more "clicky" vs Shimano's "silent and smooth." Personally, I prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,171
Posted By foresthill

Your low climbing gear will be the small...

Your low climbing gear will be the small chainring, not the large. Presumably 39 vs 34, not 53 vs 50.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-12, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 887
Posted By foresthill

They're lighter. This is generally considered an...

They're lighter. This is generally considered an improvement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By foresthill

If you keep pushing, it will "cancel" that...

If you keep pushing, it will "cancel" that upshift and do nothing. You just have to keep pushing as far as you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-12, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,826
Posted By foresthill

I'd definitely find another shop for any future...

I'd definitely find another shop for any future mechanical needs. The length needs to be more exact, but it's not rocket science. Anyone who's charging you to install them should be able to manage...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-12, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By foresthill

That's odd. I found the KMC chains to be quite a...

That's odd. I found the KMC chains to be quite a bit quieter than the 1090-r I used a while back.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 9,779
Posted By foresthill

Using campy pad holders, eh? Those things are a...

Using campy pad holders, eh? Those things are a PITA to change, for sure.

Shimano/SRAM pads are super easy to swap, tho, I'm happy to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,204
Posted By foresthill

Wonder if they made them wear any better? I loved...

Wonder if they made them wear any better? I loved the ride quality of the Pro2 Races (the last Michelin tire I tried) but those things got nicked up and worn down so fast, it was ridiculous. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,235
Posted By foresthill

I had heard this in the past, too, but my hand...

I had heard this in the past, too, but my hand doctor disagrees strongly. I went in with some unexplained hand pain, and tried it on his recommendation. Helped a lot within a few weeks.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-12, 04:31 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,210
Posted By foresthill

7 pages and still no pics of each of the OPs...

7 pages and still no pics of each of the OPs bikes on a scale!?

Good troll, sir!
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