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Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,534
Posted By Davinci..

What are you doing wrong? expecting to average...

What are you doing wrong? expecting to average 30mph while just kicking it around the way.. Thats awfully fast, and if you are holding that for 2-3 miles at a time.. you are doing just fine..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-13, 07:37 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,182
Posted By Davinci..

You're thinking only of the bike ;) and its...

You're thinking only of the bike ;) and its resistance..
It still requires a not insignificant amount of energy to move your pair of 20lbs(guessing) water sacks(ie, legs) up and down, around and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,182
Posted By Davinci..

Yikes.. physics isn't for everyone... Cycling...

Yikes.. physics isn't for everyone...
Cycling is all about power/efficiency/energy conservation, and in that regard spinning a lower cadence is actually "more efficient" then spinning faster(within...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-13, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By Davinci..

yeah... cuz no one ever wears jerseys of their...

yeah... cuz no one ever wears jerseys of their favorite sports teams.. imagine if they did.. lol such posers...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-13, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Davinci..

its going to happen, accept it :) There are 2...

its going to happen, accept it :)
There are 2 types or clipless riders, those who have fallen, and those who haven't fallen yet(or wont admit they did).

The good thing about new clipless user...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Davinci..

Yep thats it

Yep thats it
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-13, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,180
Posted By Davinci..

Congrats on picking up the bike! Browns is a...

Congrats on picking up the bike! Browns is a great place, got mine from there as well.. Just a warning, you keep mentioning the u-lock. Absolutely DO NOT lock that bike up outside ANYWHERE in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-13, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,593
Posted By Davinci..

I'm sure there are a ton of factors and I'm sure...

I'm sure there are a ton of factors and I'm sure it will depend on the brand as well. But to give you an idea of how much of a gap their can be between cost and msrp. I picked up my Louis Garneau...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-13, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By Davinci..

Finally flatted.. do I need to replace my tires as well?

Took the bike out for one last ride of the season before strapping it to the trainer for the winter. We had an abnormally warm day here in Toronto on Saturday.
7km into my ride BAM!!, something is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By Davinci..

I could use some similar advice! Blew out my...

I could use some similar advice!

Blew out my lower back Wednesday night at badminton, stepped back awkwardly and it felt like my legs went in different directions and i felt something in my back...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-12, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By Davinci..

Welcome to the club! It's all down hill from...

Welcome to the club! It's all down hill from here! well hopefully anyway!
White bar tape isnt as bad as it seems. I only clean mine a couple of times a season if its getting really grimey looking. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-12, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,011
Posted By Davinci..

Define "dangerously clunks back down"? Are you...

Define "dangerously clunks back down"? Are you saying its just loud? or is there actually something happening that seems dangerous or out of place during the downshift?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-12, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,127
Posted By Davinci..

The hardest part about doing hills isn't going up...

The hardest part about doing hills isn't going up them fast enough.. Its going up them slow enough(that you dont blow yourself up).

If your not used to hills, there is an immediate temptation to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,891
Posted By Davinci..

I've had these on my bike for over 2 years now,...

I've had these on my bike for over 2 years now, also got off ebay I believe for $26 for the pair shipped to my door. You couldn't drop a bottle with these if you tried, they are rock solid, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-12, 11:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By Davinci..

Going to do my first century(metric), could use some advice/insight!

Going to do my first century 100km over the weekend. Up until this point the longest I've ridden was 60km but at a high pace 30-35kmh, nice and flat.
Obviously this 100km group ride will be at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-12, 04:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,866
Posted By Davinci..

Dont kid yourself, not even Canadians care about...

Dont kid yourself, not even Canadians care about the CFL, or our soccer teams!(we have soccer teams?) But also.. just to be fair the LA Kings are Canadian.....
Now about Clara Hughes.. Your talking...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,725
Posted By Davinci..

This is always something that's completely...

This is always something that's completely baffled me.
I have no problem sustaining a splendidly high speed on flats for as long as id like, but anything more then a mild climb makes me want to pull...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,762
Posted By Davinci..

I think his point was how?/why?. What are these...

I think his point was how?/why?. What are these benefits that it lacks? and what are the negatives it possesses?
Are their a lot of 1100g aluminium frames on the market?? And if so, are they also...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-11, 01:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By Davinci..

I literally wait and save up all year for this...

I literally wait and save up all year for this show, and the week before it.
When all the LBS drop the prices for the sale. I picked up my my aluminum/carbon rear triangle, with ultegra, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-11, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 633
Posted By Davinci..

Yeah, Im in toronto, and got out for an hour and...

Yeah, Im in toronto, and got out for an hour and a half today, absolutely beautiful! Ran the lakeshore line from Royal York. Tomorrow is supposed to be even better 27+. Enjoy it while we can. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,566
Posted By Davinci..

Odd, guess it differs from supplier to supplier. ...

Odd, guess it differs from supplier to supplier. Ive had mine for 2 years, and if anything they are a little too tight. They are rock solid, and haven't lost a bottle the entire 2 years I've owned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By Davinci..

Looks like fun.. How do you find out about...

Looks like fun.. How do you find out about events/races like these? I would love to participate in local races for fun just like this one, but don't have any idea where to start/look.
Looks like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,498
Posted By Davinci..

Here's what I have to say about bikes like these,...

Here's what I have to say about bikes like these, before the elitists jump in an slam anything from Walmart.

I bought my first road bike, from Canadian Tire(big box retail store), and it was a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Davinci..

Sudden loose front brake cable?

About half way through my last ride, I noticed my front brake wasn't engaging as normal. It was suddenly taking about an inch of throw on the brifter before it would begin to engage. As if there...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,712
Posted By Davinci..

yeah.. if you are soloing 37km/h, even over 50km,...

yeah.. if you are soloing 37km/h, even over 50km, you should be racing(and winning) cuz, that's one hell of a pace. Put some tt bars on your bike, enter some TT's and you're a contender.
Or, you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By Davinci..

These cameras go by a few different names/brands....

These cameras go by a few different names/brands. And are probably available at your local "decent" computer store, you dont need to order them from Asia, I believe amazon has them....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,852
Posted By Davinci..

Because they are ugly as sin!... *ducks and...

Because they are ugly as sin!...
*ducks and hides*
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-11, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 15,836
Posted By Davinci..

Jesus, how long does lactic acid stay in your legs?

I just got my butt kicked in a way I've never experienced before, and i'm not sure whats going on, or how to fix it.

I went out for a ride, after not having ridden at all for basically a week. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 08:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Davinci..

My bike is a Louis Garneau Revolution 4.5, and...

My bike is a Louis Garneau Revolution 4.5, and its an aluminum carbon mix. Aluminium frame, with carbon seat and chain stays, and carbon fork.
And coming from an aluminum frame with a chromo...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 05:04 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,915
Posted By Davinci..

Are you suggesting the data is fabricated? The...

Are you suggesting the data is fabricated? The people with the wind tunnel, and doing the testing, are just making the numbers up for fun?
Unless you were there, i'm going to assume you don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 11:49 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,915
Posted By Davinci..

Some perspective. Here is a chart calculated by...

Some perspective.
Here is a chart calculated by aerosportsreseach.com for Velonews. Keep in mind, theses numbers are for a rider moving along at pro TT speeds. 50km/h or 31mph. And I don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,248
Posted By Davinci..

This easily the worst set of arguments I've seen...

This easily the worst set of arguments I've seen in this thread..

Point one. Comparing a "earned" trophy to a uniform or jersey?? That makes sense to you? that's your argument? No one is asking...
08-09-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,770
Posted By Davinci..

Well that sucks! I'm going to miss watching Thor...

Well that sucks! I'm going to miss watching Thor on BTP :( But I guess things haven't been the same since Cervelo test team folded into Garmin-Cervelo. Something seemed off with Vaughters at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,160
Posted By Davinci..

I made a post about this about a year ago, after...

I made a post about this about a year ago, after hopping back on my Sora equipped bike(derailleurs and shifters), after spending a year riding Ultegra. the post is here....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 979
Posted By Davinci..

It's a scam, I saw the same thing last month on...

It's a scam, I saw the same thing last month on my local Craigslist(toronto). Story was, it was his father in the hospital, and needed money.. And of course, because he was in the hospital, he...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Davinci..

Jesus, that's ridiculous! That's more then my...

Jesus, that's ridiculous! That's more then my entire cycling computer(with cadence to begin with) cost. Its certainly no GPS.
I got this......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20,183
Views: 4,493,110
Posted By Davinci..

Picked up a new Jersey, my third LG jersey. ...

Picked up a new Jersey, my third LG jersey.
http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/trisports_2170_187671096

Louis garneau flat out makes some of the best jerseys around.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 03:56 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 15,248
Posted By Davinci..

Absolutely not! Under no circumstances should...

Absolutely not!
Under no circumstances should you wear team kit. It boggles my mind that people even do this!
I mean every time I go to a maple leafs hockey game, the crowd is full of people...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,673
Posted By Davinci..

Thanks for the info, I may pick up some cheap...

Thanks for the info, I may pick up some cheap kits, as the price/quality looks pretty good.
Has anyone tried their knock off frames?...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,251
Posted By Davinci..

I second the Louis Garneau Carbon jerseys, they...

I second the Louis Garneau Carbon jerseys, they are SUPER light, and breath beautifully. Nice flatlock stitching. Unfortunately my Carbon Ion jersey is a size M, and is way too big for me.
After...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-11, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 80,953
Posted By Davinci..

Can I assume these are not "real"?? Or are the...

Can I assume these are not "real"??
Or are the factories over there that actually make these frames(the real ones) just flat out selling them off OEM?? Because -hey its china and they can get away...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,102
Posted By Davinci..

My other great passion in life: ...

My other great passion in life:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scxDfxbKHG0
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By Davinci..

I got pretty good prices off of Jensenusa.com,...

I got pretty good prices off of Jensenusa.com, even after shipping, if the product you are looking for is on sale, you ended up saving a good amount.
I would NOT recommend Cyclepath.ca, They have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 538
Posted By Davinci..

I dont get it.. this wasnt funny the first 5...

I dont get it.. this wasnt funny the first 5 times it was done.. 6th times a charm?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-11, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 641
Posted By Davinci..

This may be a little overkill for a newbie!! ...

This may be a little overkill for a newbie!!
But heres my advice to the original poster.

Things you need:
Good Shorts, good gloves, and good shoes(assuming you have pedals), and a good helmet.....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,929
Posted By Davinci..

Is this still available? is there a link for this?

Is this still available? is there a link for this?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-11, 12:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By Davinci..

I live in Toronto too, And went through the same...

I live in Toronto too, And went through the same thing you did 2 years ago. So maybe I can help with some suggestions, on some places to check out. *If* you dont already have your heart set on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By Davinci..

How do you find "group rides"(toronto)??

I'd like to start group rides, as experience and skills building, should I ever decided to do some light/amateur racing.. As well as just for fun/motivation, to go farther/longer. Everyone does...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-11, 04:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,475
Posted By Davinci..

Wow dude, that sucks!.. That's a lesson I...

Wow dude, that sucks!..
That's a lesson I learned years ago.. I left my "low end" road bike, locked up outside ONCE, and never again. I figured, hey, its broad daylight, on a busy street, a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,780
Posted By Davinci..

I think his point was that if you dont have any...

I think his point was that if you dont have any experience with ebay carbon cages(ie, chinese), maybe its not appropriate to just "guess", or just make crap up.

Ive had mine for a year and a...
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