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10-06-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11,193
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Posted By Adgooroo

Old Peugeot (1982-84?) with their HH2 steel tubes...

Old Peugeot (1982-84?) with their HH2 steel tubes - one grade below Reynolds 536, original crank, bars, stem, brakes, with wheels and cogs (42 x 16 at present) from Richard/Wabi Cycles. Tires are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,423
Posted By Adgooroo

Jamis - good builder, excellent value. Make sure...

Jamis - good builder, excellent value. Make sure you are getting a bike that FITS YOU WELL, no matter what brand or model, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 625
Posted By Adgooroo

I agree with the Speedplay recommendation - easy...

I agree with the Speedplay recommendation - easy in/out; low weight, etc. Tri-specific shoes are generally made to accommodate road pedals like Speedplay, but have easier on-off process and are far...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-10, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By Adgooroo

I'd try the 44's on the road - maybe with thicker...

I'd try the 44's on the road - maybe with thicker socks. Sidi's usually have enough straps/velcro, etc. to snug them up, plus your feet are likely to swell up a bit on a longer ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - it is possible and successful to tape from...

OP - it is possible and successful to tape from the center of the bars outward and just overlap all the way to the open end - then draw the tape tight OVER the end about a half inch, and tuck the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-09, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,916
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - if you were out for over two hours, you...

OP - if you were out for over two hours, you probably should have had some food along with you - that's what fuels you on a longer ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,256
Posted By Adgooroo

Ummm...in the olden days, we used to er... bend...

Ummm...in the olden days, we used to er... bend the caliper arm just enough to introduce some toe-in. I wouldn't do it on a set of Ultegra brakes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Adgooroo

I wouldn't consider the new wheels much of an...

I wouldn't consider the new wheels much of an upgrade - but I think it's smart to have an extra set. It's easier to swap wheels than replace flat tires before a ride, plus if you bust something -...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-08, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - it's not unusual at all to have a bit of...

OP - it's not unusual at all to have a bit of chain rub when you are cross-chained as you describe. The better (more expensive) derailleurs can eliminate virtually all of it, but it takes careful...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-08, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By Adgooroo

In Naples Florida for several days. My ride here...

In Naples Florida for several days. My ride here is an IRO single-speed - simple, low-maintenance - and there are NO hills within 50 miles of Naples, so the single speed is ideal. It's set up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - My Polar has locked up a few times. There...

OP - My Polar has locked up a few times. There is a reset on it; when I reset it works fine. I think it has trouble ordering the files inside when I delete/add, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,290
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - My "take-with" list is like many others,...

OP - My "take-with" list is like many others, with a couple of small differences:
Spare tube - in baggie w/talcum powder
Tire irons - two plastic
Patch kit - in case second tube goes
Frame pump...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'm not sure about this, but if you upgrade...

OP - I'm not sure about this, but if you upgrade that front derailleur, you may have to change out the brake/shifter on the bars, too. As for the rubbing, I'd have it looked at. The LBS may be able...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,284
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I don't think you should worry too much...

OP - I don't think you should worry too much about comparing the stock component mix on the bikes you are considering. All will probably come through with good, sturdy parts that are close to each...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - there are Campagnola collectors out there...

OP - there are Campagnola collectors out there that will fight for those Delta brakes. The true collectors are experts at all the nuances the Campy parts have gone through - I'd do some research so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 608
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I wear a skin-tight Underarmor shirt under...

OP - I wear a skin-tight Underarmor shirt under my jersey in virtually all conditions. Once it's soaked (and that doesn't take long) I think it does a better job of cooling me. Like others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-08, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'd repeat the advice about good cycling...

OP - I'd repeat the advice about good cycling shorts - too many newbies think that spandex is the ONLY thing about road cycling culture they won't adopt - It's a mistake. Buy good shorts (or bibs). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - If you want a quick answer, I'd skip bikes...

OP - If you want a quick answer, I'd skip bikes 2, 3 and 5; I'd consider 1 and 4. But as you'll see over and over again in this forum, bike choice is first about fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 791
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'd make a few phone calls to the bike shops...

OP - I'd make a few phone calls to the bike shops within a 50-mile circle, maybe. It's not unusual for retail bike shops to have big price reductions on leftover shoes. If you get a little bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 03:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,520
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I buy the cheap, humiliating version of...

OP - I buy the cheap, humiliating version of Under Armor that Walmart sells. I think the tight fit is key to "moisture management" and once that thing is soaked w/sweat, heat is not a problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - The wheels of that vintage of Peugeot (I...

OP - The wheels of that vintage of Peugeot (I have one hanging in my garage too) has different hub width than is used currently. Somewhere along the line the width of rear hubs when from 127 mm. to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-08, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - the pedals you're considering aren't road...

OP - the pedals you're considering aren't road bike pedals. I suggest you consider three alternatives. One is a set of clipless pedals and road bike shoes - My preference is for Speedplay pedals. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 295
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - probably a cable is binding up somewhere.

OP - probably a cable is binding up somewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,136
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I don't have a choice w/my regular noon-time...

OP - I don't have a choice w/my regular noon-time ride - it's the same out-and-back loop every day; small rolling hills out, relatively flat coming back in. Since I can't do anything about the wind,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 01:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 556
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - don't know if it was mentioned above (didn't...

OP - don't know if it was mentioned above (didn't see it) but Sidi makes a Mega width in road shoes for people with wider feet. Their regular width is pretty snug. Another thing to consider - hot...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 784
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - these bikes are so close in specs and price...

OP - these bikes are so close in specs and price that your number-one criterion should be fit. Try them out, have the LBS check your fit to make sure you're more-or-less dialed in on the right sized...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,005
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - Mike Garcia, www.oddsandendos.com used to be...

OP - Mike Garcia, www.oddsandendos.com used to be my source - his wheels were great - light, stiff and reasonably priced. That was a couple years ago - his website is a mess, but there is a phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-08, 03:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,810
Posted By Adgooroo

From inside (steerer area) to outside (bar end) -...

From inside (steerer area) to outside (bar end) - tug the last couple of turns hard and let them wind halfway off the bar end - they'll stretch and form themselves so you can tuck them neatly into...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,212
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - Clipless pedals and the shoes to go with...

OP - Clipless pedals and the shoes to go with them - that's the first step out of the 'recreational rider' class and into the 'road cyclist' class. For overall performance/bang-for-buck, my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I did the same "drop" adjustment. I'm more...

OP - I did the same "drop" adjustment. I'm more comfortable AND when I get down low, I positively feel like I'm ducking under the headwind. The lower I go, the better my speed is - not surprising,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-08, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,357
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I bought a Fuji Team Pro (2007) several...

OP - I bought a Fuji Team Pro (2007) several weeks ago at my LBS for $1600. It was last year's model and I have heard that Fuji encourages retailers to blow out the old stuff when the model year...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I had a similar breakthrough this past...

OP - I had a similar breakthrough this past weekend. I was in a local Charity Ride - one that I've participated in on and off for 15 years. They run two loops - one is the 9-mile fun ride, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-08, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - 61 cm frame is possibly too big for you, and...

OP - 61 cm frame is possibly too big for you, and if it is, it doesn't matter how good a deal this bike may be. You can use an online fit calculator to get a pretty good idea what size frame you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-08, 09:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - unless there is some unusual situation with...

OP - unless there is some unusual situation with your rims, the key to stopping power (as others have said) is in the pads, and Kool-Stops are often considered the best. Beyond that, you can get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,652
Posted By Adgooroo

Pantani vs. Armstrong: One of the most exciting...

Pantani vs. Armstrong: One of the most exciting and motivating 8 minutes ever captured on video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4cU0TRIqT8
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 08:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'd never buy them for myself, but would...

OP - I'd never buy them for myself, but would LOVE to get 'em as a gift: Bike Race Videos - see www.velogear.com
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,342
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - What they did is a joke. Here's my...

OP - What they did is a joke. Here's my suggestion: Take the WHEEL in and ask them to remove the disk entirely. It's a 5-minute while-you-wait operation.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-08, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,177
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'd bet that some of the cogs or spacers...

OP - I'd bet that some of the cogs or spacers weren't properly nested, and shifted on your ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By Adgooroo

Actually, the bike industry press just reviewed...

Actually, the bike industry press just reviewed bike prices and said they are up 15% to 20% from last year. Bikes - believe it or not - are HOT - especially higher end bikes. Plus, material...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I would leave the Schwinn alone and look...

OP - I would leave the Schwinn alone and look into getting a new bike. Upgrading piecemeal with new technology is expensive - individuals can't possibly buy parts as cheap as the frame manufacturers...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-08, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - The majority of new bikes come through with...

OP - The majority of new bikes come through with 700 x 23 mm rims/tires nowadays - The intent is to reduce rolling resistance for the sake of speed, and most riders run them on average roads without...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-08, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - I'd have to say that most of your issues...

OP - I'd have to say that most of your issues w/Specialized bikes aren't really related to the frame or the brand, and could be problems with any other make. The cheap solution is maintenance: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-08, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 663
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - congratulations - once you go clipless, you...

OP - congratulations - once you go clipless, you never go back. Practice!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - Pinging noise - sounds like spokes. One...

OP - Pinging noise - sounds like spokes. One situation that does it: spokes that are twisted when the are tightened. Eventually the twist is relieved and you hear a ping. This is not a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,817
Posted By Adgooroo

I spent $35-$45 on two different floor pumps -...

I spent $35-$45 on two different floor pumps - one was a Wrench Force at the LBS; the other was a Specialized from a FL dealer. While the Specialized pump LOOKS better, the Wrench Force WORKS better.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-08, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 357
Posted By Adgooroo

The Trek 1000 has been called the best $700 bike...

The Trek 1000 has been called the best $700 bike ever ridden (by editor of Bicycling magazine).
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-08, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - If this is your first bike, I'd advise...

OP - If this is your first bike, I'd advise against buying one online. As you will hear on this forum, fit is essential to a good experience, and it's tough for a newbie to know what fits unless you...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-08, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,746
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - Before you spend any money on upgrades (and...

OP - Before you spend any money on upgrades (and you will!) - make sure you have a way (seat bag or jersey pocket) to carry these essentials: Spare tube (I powder mine w/talc and put it a sandwich...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-08, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,697
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - pitch the frame. Let me give you the...

OP - pitch the frame. Let me give you the address for the dumpster near my house.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 01:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Adgooroo

OP - just wondering if you are carrying a lot of...

OP - just wondering if you are carrying a lot of tension in your neck subconsciously while you ride. I constantly have to tell myself to relax my shoulders/neck/arms - otherwise they get very tense...
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