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Forum: Touring
03-11-09, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Portlandonian

How important is a touring-specific bike?

Hey all, I'm considering buying a Ritchey breakaway frame for doing some touring. Probably will use it to tour across the states in the near future and possibly Europe in the kinda distant future. So...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-08, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Portlandonian

Favorite Brake Levers

Hey all, I'm ordering parts to build up a bike with downtube shifters and thus have a few options with the brake levers, I can get Tektro, Cane Creek, Shimano R400, Shimano R600, or Diatech. Anyone...
05-26-06, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By Portlandonian

The fast guy on the orange fixie was probably...

The fast guy on the orange fixie was probably Erik Voldengen. He's a team mate of mine and yes, he is a very fast sprinter, he rode that bike in the swan island criterium fixed race and broke away...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 11:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,881
Posted By Portlandonian

Don't latex tubes leak air really fast though?...

Don't latex tubes leak air really fast though? Like 15 PSI per day just sitting around? How much air would you lose if you rode for 5-6 hours one day?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-06, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Portlandonian

Yeah it was chamois cream, Sheryl was saying she...

Yeah it was chamois cream, Sheryl was saying she had become a master of putting on chamois cream or something like that while she rubbed it on.
05-03-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9,750
Views: 411,538
Posted By Portlandonian

Hey, does anyone hear listen to Cato Salsa...

Hey, does anyone hear listen to Cato Salsa Experience? I only have been able to find their album from 2002 and their new album is like $30 because it has to be imported. Anyone here have it and want...
04-28-06, 08:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,087
Posted By Portlandonian

Helmet Head, just please stop arguing this bull....

Helmet Head, just please stop arguing this bull. You have no idea what Portland is like. Most streets don't have bike lanes. I can tell you that I rode from all the way across city from the west side...
04-28-06, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,087
Posted By Portlandonian

Portland is pretty good for riding, when I was a...

Portland is pretty good for riding, when I was a little newer to the downtown area I was going to the Aladdin Theater and I took the Ross Island Bridge:eek: That was probably the worst experience on...
04-28-06, 12:17 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,234
Posted By Portlandonian

I really like my Giant TCR carbon bike, I got it...

I really like my Giant TCR carbon bike, I got it because my team gets a big discount. Apparently they are the only manufacturer that buys the actual carbon fibers, weaves the carbon, and then makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 11:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,256
Posted By Portlandonian

Yeah, what jerks, stupid domestic pros riding...

Yeah, what jerks, stupid domestic pros riding their bikes faster than crap with only enough money to stay in a cheap apartment and train for up to 6 hours every day and then some of them go home to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By Portlandonian

B. Buy the tool C. Conti 4ks, Michelin pro2 get...

B. Buy the tool
C. Conti 4ks, Michelin pro2 get cuts really easily and just don't feel all that great to me, I replaced mine with closeout conti 3ks.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-06, 01:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,531
Posted By Portlandonian

Have you ever ridden on a track before? I race on...

Have you ever ridden on a track before? I race on the Alpenrose and coming down from a 43 degree banking isn't exactly flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By Portlandonian

A -10 degree stem would not go downward... For...

A -10 degree stem would not go downward... For most bikes a -17 is parallel with the ground but to be certain you have to check the frame geometry. Look at the head tube angle, and subtract that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By Portlandonian

I had the same problem with creaking with my...

I had the same problem with creaking with my ksyrium elites, at least I think that is what it was from, and I weigh 135, I solved it by tightening the skewer more, the mavic skewers are deceptive...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-06, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 705
Posted By Portlandonian

I kind of agree with the BS... Where the hell do...

I kind of agree with the BS... Where the hell do you live sin city? 5 mile 10% climbs are pretty damn huge in my opinion. Where did you get this 10% measure from? And is that 10% the whole way?
04-12-06, 09:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 917
Posted By Portlandonian

Welll, you know, this could have been avoided if...

Welll, you know, this could have been avoided if you stalled your ride 10 minutes to talk to your mother.
04-12-06, 09:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,823
Posted By Portlandonian

Voler shorts are super comfortable, better than...

Voler shorts are super comfortable, better than my Pearl Izumi, Descent, Hind, and Performance, and they are made in America. I just got back from a ride when I answered this, and happened to be...
04-12-06, 09:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,309
Posted By Portlandonian

I really like my Rudy Project helmet a lot, the...

I really like my Rudy Project helmet a lot, the ventilation is great and it fits very well in every way. The buckle is unique so the tightness of the strap can be adjusted slightly w/o touching the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-06, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,232
Posted By Portlandonian

These stories all sound really entertaining, is...

These stories all sound really entertaining, is anyone else thinking about glueing bird feed to their wheels?
04-07-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By Portlandonian

pretty sexy.

pretty sexy.
03-31-06, 02:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,239
Posted By Portlandonian

I'm not sure if someone already answered this,...

I'm not sure if someone already answered this, but Molly Cameron, a local cat 1/2 racer and owner of veloshop races on a steal vanilla that has carbon stays and campy record components. he (she?) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-06, 09:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,124
Posted By Portlandonian

http://www.thebeanteam.com/members/bio/8 ...

http://www.thebeanteam.com/members/bio/8

Started at 22, from commuter to pro in 4/5 years.
03-20-06, 01:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 568
Posted By Portlandonian

25.8 is the pretty much the same as 26.0. I think...

25.8 is the pretty much the same as 26.0. I think that 26.0 is just more common now but some stems will be listed as 26.0/25.8
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-06, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By Portlandonian

I think people used to do this all the time back...

I think people used to do this all the time back in the 5 and 6 speed days and they sold individual sprockets, it will work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-06, 08:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,316
Posted By Portlandonian

I have had an aluminum bike w/ carbon fork for 3...

I have had an aluminum bike w/ carbon fork for 3 years that has many miles and has been raced and crashed. It feels fine to me, I have a teammate who had an all aluminum bike for about 6 years that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 07:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,551
Posted By Portlandonian

When you are riding up a steep hill at 12 MPH or...

When you are riding up a steep hill at 12 MPH or less, the inertia of the heavier rim will be very little, and I don't think it will equally counteract the lower amount of force needed to pedal the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By Portlandonian

Why does everyone assume it is Ultegra quality?...

Why does everyone assume it is Ultegra quality? 105 uses the hollowtech crank now too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-06, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Portlandonian

Join a club first and foremost, and if your...

Join a club first and foremost, and if your interest is shorter road races from 5k-20k, you should be on the track, because they don't exist. Unless you only want to do a time trial once every month,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 01:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,177
Posted By Portlandonian

Is doping a big issue in speed skating? And is...

Is doping a big issue in speed skating?
And is there any way that we could see the drug tests from big races? I'd like to see how many pros are really testing at 49.99%
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-06, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Portlandonian

Cardiosport Xtreme Heart Rate Monitor at Performance

There's a pretty good deal on this HRM at performance right now for $47, plus get 10% off with coupon code 6001660 or 6001661. It's normally priced at around $130-$180. here...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-06, 11:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,256
Posted By Portlandonian

A lot of competitive racers prefer aluminum also...

A lot of competitive racers prefer aluminum also because it doesn't flex as much for handlebars. Most of the Liquigas-Bianchi team use aluminum frames for the stiffness.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-06, 08:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Portlandonian

Most shops will let you special order them...

Most shops will let you special order them through the QBP catalog, or if you search online for "QBP catalog" you can order it that way. Just do a brand search for Zipp Speed Weaponry.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 02:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Portlandonian

Because there are two guys chasing after him?

Because there are two guys chasing after him?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 12:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Portlandonian

I didn't see that quote before... odd because it...

I didn't see that quote before... odd because it shows a picture of it mounted on an aluminum handlebar. Yeah I don't like the higher stack but the scott bars actually are already are pretty low and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-06, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By Portlandonian

Putting 26.0 aerobars on a 31.8 handlebar?

I really like this set of Scott aerobars I have but they are for 26.0 handlebars. I am getting a new bike with 31.8 handlebars and I want to keep using them, are there any shims that would let me do...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 07:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Portlandonian

Leather treating saddles?

I have two SLR saddles that I picked up used. They are black and made from real leather, but obviously not the type of leather on a brooks. I have noticed that they have some blemishing from seeing...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Portlandonian

Your bike shouldn't be too much longer, most...

Your bike shouldn't be too much longer, most people that wait a while order their bikes between april and august, the time with the highest demand.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,409
Posted By Portlandonian

How is "Have Mercy" and "Uphill Grind"? I may be...

How is "Have Mercy" and "Uphill Grind"? I may be getting those two soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Portlandonian

I don't think you should be able to maintain your...

I don't think you should be able to maintain your max heart rate for 5 minutes on the trainer. My advice also would be to leave your HRM at home for races, because looking at it will stress you out,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 874
Posted By Portlandonian

This is something to be expected. With my club we...

This is something to be expected. With my club we can order bikes through our sponsor bike shop for dealer price, I've been waiting two weeks for mine, most are considered pretty lucky to get one in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-06, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Portlandonian

I actually like the old ITM more... are you...

I actually like the old ITM more... are you selling it?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-06, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 861
Posted By Portlandonian

Giant is pretty similar to Cannondale in the way...

Giant is pretty similar to Cannondale in the way they sell their frames. They only make 3 different frames. The TCR composite is what T-Mobile was using in 2003, now T-Mobile use the TCR Advanced,...
02-18-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By Portlandonian

that ain't no fixie... ...

that ain't no fixie...

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album128/01_G?full=1
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By Portlandonian

I assume when you read that fusion frames brake...

I assume when you read that fusion frames brake easier it was an online article talking about the CF/aluminum frames that were glued together in the 80's.

The Raleigh will never break, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,138
Posted By Portlandonian

Well I have ridden many roads and corners with...

Well I have ridden many roads and corners with 20mm at 160 psi and it has worked fine for me, although sometimes a little scary at crits...

The main study I was referring to was the one done by...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-06, 12:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,138
Posted By Portlandonian

Rolling resistance and tire width.

Am I the only person to notice the bullcrap on the studies showing wider tires get better rolling resitance?

They inflate the tire to the SAME PRESSURE. What can be expected?! Continental GP 4000...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-06, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By Portlandonian

A guy on my team has some specialized adaptive...

A guy on my team has some specialized adaptive glasses, and they only came with the adaptive lens. They don't get very light at all and I don't see any point to them. I much prefer to be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Portlandonian

I would use them more than 5 or 6 times, but not...

I would use them more than 5 or 6 times, but not for all riding. I would say take them off in the winter and maybe ride with them sometimes in the summer. Also, if you want for r550's to be faster,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,352
Posted By Portlandonian

This thread is 6 years old, PLEASE nobody else...

This thread is 6 years old, PLEASE nobody else respond. Boreas helmets aren't even made anymore.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-06, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,438
Posted By Portlandonian

for greasing threads, seatposts, etc. It doesn't...

for greasing threads, seatposts, etc. It doesn't matter, but for repacking hubs and bearings and such, you should be using good grease, such as Phil Wood.

And I really like tri-flow for my chain.
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