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12-14-07, 02:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,707
Posted By daneil

Try talking to the team manager. I found myself...

Try talking to the team manager. I found myself in a similar situation a few years ago and the treasurer just held the check until I gave him the ok.
09-17-07, 07:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By daneil

If you're looking at the upstate NY calender take...

If you're looking at the upstate NY calender take a look at Battenkill Roubaix (http://www.battenkillroubaix.com/). A really great race and it's usually around the beginning of April.
08-30-07, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By daneil

BVF is proud to be one of the few independent...

BVF is proud to be one of the few independent teams in the NYC area. We do all of the local races and out of town/state/country as well (one of our strongest new racers who won the cat 5 series at...
08-30-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By daneil

Yes and Yes.

Yes and Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-07, 12:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By daneil

I'm not slamming either group. I agree with you...

I'm not slamming either group. I agree with you on being unable to see much of anything in the Sampson pic. I'd love to see some more info directly from Sampson.

The Sunrace stuff has two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-07, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By daneil

Just a little bit, right? ...

Just a little bit, right?
http://www.gs-bike.com/shop/images/DA_ST7800.jpg
http://bp0.blogger.com/_SCUutbkkCn8/RtRt1trMxUI/AAAAAAAAAAk/5URgW_AMMYw/s400/STRZ+2007-08-21.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-07, 10:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,408
Posted By daneil

There's actually another new system as well. It...

There's actually another new system as well. It looks like Sunrace is getting back in the game:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_SCUutbkkCn8/RtRt1trMxUI/AAAAAAAAAAk/5URgW_AMMYw/s400/STRZ+2007-08-21.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-07, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By daneil

Earlier 6 and 7 speed hubs were built with 126mm...

Earlier 6 and 7 speed hubs were built with 126mm hub spacing and frames built at the time were built to accommodate that. Newer hubs for 8, 9 and 10 speed cassettes are wider and require 130mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 574
Posted By daneil

That's not steel. Vitus did make steel bikes,...

That's not steel. Vitus did make steel bikes, but they looked like other lugged and tigged steel bikes. That is most definitely a bonded aluminum bike.

That being said it does seem to be in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-07, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 842
Posted By daneil

Exactly. Most people spending 2k on a bike will...

Exactly. Most people spending 2k on a bike will have a preference on a clipless set.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-07, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By daneil

What size post are you looking for? If the frame...

What size post are you looking for? If the frame takes a 31.6 Cambria still has some of the Truvativ XR's with setback. One of the largest setbacks that I've found (30mm) and it's on sale.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-20-07, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By daneil

Interesting geometry question

OK. So for all of you with vast knowledge of frame building, engineering, and the requisite mathematics I have a question to ask.

Say that one had a funnybike, an older version with the 24" front...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By daneil

Not exactly. See page 26 in the USCF rulebook: ...

Not exactly. See page 26 in the USCF rulebook:
http://www.usacycling.org/forms/RdTrkCx_rulebook.pdf
"(e) Bicycles must meet current UCI technical regulations at events that select 17-18, U23 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By daneil

Unfortunately uk's right. Because this bike has...

Unfortunately uk's right. Because this bike has a 24" front wheel you'll have a hard time unloading it. If it was the more standard 650 front wheel/fork it'd be easier, the consumables for the 24"...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By daneil

That's only the UCI. USAC/USCF has no such...

That's only the UCI.

USAC/USCF has no such rule, unless the bike is being used for Nationals or record attempts.
08-17-07, 01:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 883
Posted By daneil

When Big Mag was on Liquigas he ended up breaking...

When Big Mag was on Liquigas he ended up breaking a bunch of al and ti frames. He ended up with a straight gauge (ie not butted) custom ti frame from Bianchi. BTW they had all this figured out by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
Posted By daneil

What's the size? Those were pretty strangely...

What's the size? Those were pretty strangely sized.
08-14-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 64,878
Posted By daneil

Outside of national qualifiers and records iirc. ...

Outside of national qualifiers and records iirc. As of January 1, 2008 all bicycles used in any NRC race must conform to UCI regulations.
See page 26:...
Forum: Northeast
08-09-07, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By daneil

I wouldn't say that too loud or the 2nd ave...

I wouldn't say that too loud or the 2nd ave subway line might just stop construction yet again.
08-09-07, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By daneil

Yeah, I heard about this on Tuesday. Hopefully...

Yeah, I heard about this on Tuesday. Hopefully Charlie can work something out with the National Parks service. I've got some fond memories of FBF, specifically the Kings County race last year when...
08-09-07, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By daneil

OK, for races go to the following: ...

OK, for races go to the following:
www.racelistings.com
www.bikereg.com

For general NYC racing info and stupidity head over to:
www.velocitynation.com

I've been out of the loop for a few...
08-02-07, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,940
Posted By daneil

Man I wish I had seen that. Judging by the...

Man I wish I had seen that. Judging by the amount of coverage that this is getting on the message boards Ugli's now officially an internet cycling legend.
06-27-07, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 523
Posted By daneil

Weekly races: Tuesday: Crit/circuit race at...

Weekly races:

Tuesday: Crit/circuit race at Floyd Bennett Field (old airstrip in Brooklyn)
Wednesday: Track racing at Kissena Velodrome in Queens
Saturday: Kissena Series in the Summer, Spring...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-07, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 642
Posted By daneil

+1. Those stem mounted shifters would kill the...

+1. Those stem mounted shifters would kill the deal for me. DT shifters, fine, stem= no way.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-07, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,906
Posted By daneil

The only thing keeping my jealousy at bay is the...

The only thing keeping my jealousy at bay is the fact that the 58's too big for me.

My personal opinion on the groupset... don't you dare get rid of it. Take it off if you'd like (though I...
06-04-07, 08:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,284
Posted By daneil

Nice job KP. ESG's are on my list of targets for...

Nice job KP. ESG's are on my list of targets for next season. Looks like lots of fun, but the NYC qualifier is 74 miles in Prospect Park. Not so much fun.
05-25-07, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 647
Posted By daneil

Exactly. OP, you don't have to join a sub-team...

Exactly. OP, you don't have to join a sub-team if you join the CRCA. You can if you want, but you don't have to, you can just race in the standard CRCA jersey.

Also, the peleton in NYC...
05-15-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By daneil

Where exactly are you looking? A 5 min search of...

Where exactly are you looking? A 5 min search of a few of the standard webshops gives the following in the US....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By daneil

It shouldn't be a problem to find 9 speed levers...

It shouldn't be a problem to find 9 speed levers in the future. Heck Shimano still makes 8 speed levers (labeled R500). Plus they've already positioned the 9 speed as the R600 levers. Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,313
Posted By daneil

Just revive the Tour de Trump or Tour DuPont

Great racing through the Mid-Atlantic states combined with a great history. It boggles my mind why no promoter has tried to revive this bit of US cycling history. Past winners include Raúl Alcalá...
04-11-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,780
Posted By daneil

Been watching this thread for a while and...

Been watching this thread for a while and enjoying the back and forth, all the while making myself promise not to join in. But much like the Chinese food thread a couple of days ago I can't help...
04-06-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By daneil

+1 You're a little late to do an...

+1

You're a little late to do an carbo-loading or anything like that. Just make sure that you take in sufficient calories between races and make sure that you rest on Saturday night. Remember...
04-05-07, 12:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,692
Posted By daneil

Oh I'll be there. All the way up from Brooklyn...

Oh I'll be there. All the way up from Brooklyn baby. Lucky enough to grab a spot in the 4's before they closed up (in like 25 mins.)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 11:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By daneil

Hey hey hey now...there are plenty of us riders...

Hey hey hey now...there are plenty of us riders in the NE that get our base miles on the road in the winter. Tossed the trainer long ago and never looked back. I feel sorry for those in the South...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 10:14 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,014
Posted By daneil

Exactly. If I'm doing base miles over the winter...

Exactly. If I'm doing base miles over the winter it's all about time, 3-4hrs at least.

During the race season it's usually 1 longer ride at ~2hrs during the week, 1 day of intervals at ~16...
04-04-07, 10:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,314
Posted By daneil

Oh yeah... My old favorite cheap tex-mex...

Oh yeah...

My old favorite cheap tex-mex place was located around the corner from the Holland Tunnel and was owned and operated by a very nice Korean couple. Best cheap tex-mex I've have in NYC....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-07, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,507
Posted By daneil

Dude, don't worry or think too much about...

Dude, don't worry or think too much about anything posted in the rants and raves section of CL. This is probably the first or second thread from there that I've seen that doesn't start with "Why are...
04-02-07, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By daneil

Try bumping drills. If he's really concerned...

Try bumping drills. If he's really concerned with crashing in a race a quick practice throwing some elbows around, bumping shoulders, etc... can go a long way in making you feel comfortable.
03-30-07, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By daneil

Not really sure. Last I heard Dieter from...

Not really sure. Last I heard Dieter from upstate was going to set up a LA for either the Upstate region or for the entire state. I don't know if Charlie I. was going to set up something for the...
03-30-07, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By daneil

From the rumblings I've heard it has something to...

From the rumblings I've heard it has something to do with the USCF's push towards the Local Associations and away from the Regional Managers. NY is apparently the largest growth market without a LA...
03-29-07, 01:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By daneil

Big mystery around the NE. Nobody really knows...

Big mystery around the NE. Nobody really knows why she got let go in the first place. To be honest she was strict with the upgrade rules, but as she should have been. NY's put out some damn fine...
03-29-07, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By daneil

Races that qualify for the 5-4 upgrade are as...

Races that qualify for the 5-4 upgrade are as follows (from the USCF rulebook, found here (http://www.usacycling.org/forms/USAC_rulebook.pdf)on the USACycling website):

5-4: Experience in 10 mass...
03-23-07, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,767
Posted By daneil

Diadora Pro Racer Carbon. ...

Diadora Pro Racer Carbon.

http://www.bikesmart.com/products/SHUDIA_proracer_carbon.jpg

Used to ride Diadoras then went to Sidi. Ended up hating the fit of the Sidis and bought a pair of the...
03-22-07, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By daneil

The rule isn't about promoting gambling, it's...

The rule isn't about promoting gambling, it's about the French not wanting to promote outside gaming centers.
03-07-07, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,096
Posted By daneil

There's lots of NYC racers on the forum, if you...

There's lots of NYC racers on the forum, if you tell us which race it is I'm sure that we could make suggestions.

But to answer your question I've found the best races to be a mix of course and...
03-07-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,885
Posted By daneil

+1 on Krabbe's The Rider for an insight on the...

+1 on Krabbe's The Rider for an insight on the mind of a bike racer.

For pure and simple road racing tactics there's an e-book Professional Road Race Tactics for Amateur Cycling Teams by David...
02-26-07, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By daneil

Yeah the announcement of the Spring Series this...

Yeah the announcement of the Spring Series this year was a little late in coming, but they were put up on bikereg late last week, so it could have been worse. That being said, I agree with patent, I...
02-24-07, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By daneil

Well I personally don't know of any clubs down on...

Well I personally don't know of any clubs down on the south shore, I'm from the Stony Brook/Setauket area (north shore of suffolk co). The Spring series is an open race, as are the races at Prospect...
02-23-07, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By daneil

That's good. All of it. The...

That's good. All of it. The newyorkbikeracing.com site is the Spring Series only. Charlie I is a promoter that runs a circuit/road race series in Prospect Park and a crit series at Floyd Bennett...
02-23-07, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 516
Posted By daneil

Look at Bikereg.com for NY stuff. Are you...

Look at Bikereg.com for NY stuff. Are you looking to stay on the Island or can you come out to the city? If so the Spring Series is starting up in Central Park on March 3rd. I'll warn you now...
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