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Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,345
Posted By Trucker Dan

He's probably still trying to figure out why it...

He's probably still trying to figure out why it weighs 18.5 lbs after he built it up.

Looks like OP was going off manufacturer stated weights. These usually don't reflect reality.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,460
Posted By Trucker Dan

Aggressive geometry to be marketed as a touring...

Aggressive geometry to be marketed as a touring bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-16, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By Trucker Dan

Donald Trump was a huge supporter of cycling. ...

Donald Trump was a huge supporter of cycling.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_DuPont
05-02-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52,107
Views: 6,983,207
Posted By Trucker Dan

Is that the "death fork".

Is that the "death fork".
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-16, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Posted By Trucker Dan

I'm 6'3 with long legs and size 14 shoes. I have...

I'm 6'3 with long legs and size 14 shoes. I have a shorter torso. The bike is a 58. My priorities changed and I decided I didn't need a stupidly uncomfortable race bike anymore.

I like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 11:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By Trucker Dan

I've never seen an Athens Twilight race without a...

I've never seen an Athens Twilight race without a crash. Once I had kids I quit racing on the road. All I do now is cyclocross. At least when you crash in cross it's usually your own fault.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 11:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By Trucker Dan

The pay gap is quite a shock. I have truck...

The pay gap is quite a shock. I have truck drivers that can barely hold a coherent conversation making 60k a year.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 11:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By Trucker Dan

I was an assistant manager at a Rex TV and...

I was an assistant manager at a Rex TV and Appliance for two years in 2003 and 2004, so I'm familiar with the retail environment. Back then store managers in large markets were making over 50K a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,454
Posted By Trucker Dan

You can get some weird stuff happening when you...

You can get some weird stuff happening when you start putting layers of aluminum in carbon. If some rain or sweat gets in the rim from a tiny opening you've basically made a capacitor. I've seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 07:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By Trucker Dan

I just kind of fell into what I'm doing now....

I just kind of fell into what I'm doing now. Started out near the bottom and worked my way up. I've been suffering for the last year working nights. I took a promotion where I'm running the show on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Posted By Trucker Dan

I'm 6'3, any bike I ride ends up looking a bit...

I'm 6'3, any bike I ride ends up looking a bit odd. It least the headtube on the solace is long enough that I don't need a giant stack of spacers. You must have short legs compared to the rest of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Posted By Trucker Dan

Scott Solace Owners Report!

I can't be the only one. The perfect mix between an old man bike and a race bike.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-16, 12:23 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By Trucker Dan

I guess you can do what you love or make lots of...

I guess you can do what you love or make lots of money. The two rarely coincide. Or, I guess if you love making money above all else, it really doesn't matter what you do. I just find it hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-16, 11:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,402
Posted By Trucker Dan

Bike Shop Job Blues

I've always wanted a job working at a bike shop. Is it possible to actually make money doing this? I've always been risk averse, opening my own shop is out of the question. I need health insurance...
04-17-16, 12:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,747
Posted By Trucker Dan

I have an 83. If you do switch to 650b you have...

I have an 83. If you do switch to 650b you have to be very careful about pedal strikes around turns. The bb on these bikes is already low with 27". I'm running 700c on mine and I had a difficult time...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-15, 02:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By Trucker Dan

This sounds weird, but some lubes don't agree...

This sounds weird, but some lubes don't agree with Ti cogs. I was using dumonde tech lube and would get a metallic crunching noise under heavy loads on the ti cogs. This happened to both my...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-15, 08:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Trucker Dan

They are mid 2000s lower middle range wheels. ...

They are mid 2000s lower middle range wheels. $100 is probably a fair price for the set. Those were prone to cracking around the spoke eyelets on the rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-15, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 558
Posted By Trucker Dan

The riding there blows. There are a couple of...

The riding there blows. There are a couple of group rides that ride around neighborhoods and apartment complexes. There is also a fast industrial park crit. Lots of clueless car divers with New...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-15, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,372
Posted By Trucker Dan

I paid $200 for a retul fit. Ended up with an IT...

I paid $200 for a retul fit. Ended up with an IT band problem that wouldn't go away and eventually went back to my old position.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-15, 03:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 45,577
Posted By Trucker Dan

No problems with my 2014 madone 7. I'm using a...

No problems with my 2014 madone 7. I'm using a garmin 810 mounted with a k-edge mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-15, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,020
Posted By Trucker Dan

One of the fastest masters racers in the...

One of the fastest masters racers in the southeast, Dave LeDuc, got busted last year for adderall. He also tested positive for test and hgh. He was putting down pro level power in his 60s. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-14, 12:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,202
Posted By Trucker Dan

I just put in an order for 3 michelin pro 4 comp...

I just put in an order for 3 michelin pro 4 comp tires and a fizik tundra 2 saddle for my mountain bike. Couldn't resist the price, 144.77 for everything after the 15% off code. That's cheaper than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By Trucker Dan

$200 is fair. $300 if you fixed it up with new...

$200 is fair. $300 if you fixed it up with new hoods, saddle, and a rear derailer that matched.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 959
Posted By Trucker Dan

Any BB 30 crank will work. Or you can get an...

Any BB 30 crank will work. Or you can get an adapter and use any shimano crank. You can get a 7800 crankset on ebay for a decent price and run an adapter. There really isn't a disadvantage to doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-14, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 764
Posted By Trucker Dan

If a bike is less than a couple of years old and...

If a bike is less than a couple of years old and in good condition, 1/2 of retail is fair. If its older, 1/3 to 1/4 of original retail is common.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-14, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,591
Posted By Trucker Dan

I had a set, nashbar was blowing some out for...

I had a set, nashbar was blowing some out for $300 about a year ago. They actually weighed 1760 grams. They flexed way too much. I had to leave my back brake open all the time. I ended up putting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-14, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,646
Posted By Trucker Dan

$400 would be a fair price. I would probably...

$400 would be a fair price. I would probably offer $300 and see what they say.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-14, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,266
Posted By Trucker Dan

I've found gasoline on a rag works the best. Just...

I've found gasoline on a rag works the best. Just make sure you do it outside on a windy day when the humidity is high. It takes about 10 minutes to scrub off two really old goopy rims. Also you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-14, 08:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,427
Posted By Trucker Dan

The only current pro that comes to mind is Tom...

The only current pro that comes to mind is Tom Zirbel. He didn't start riding until his mid 20s, but he was an elite marathoner that was competitive against Kenyan runners.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-14, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,285
Posted By Trucker Dan

The helmets could have been made in a custom...

The helmets could have been made in a custom color for a pro team, however I would be highly suspicious of anything shipping out of china.

I frequently buy new gear left over from pro teams to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,239
Posted By Trucker Dan

They work fine with look keo cleats. I gave up...

They work fine with look keo cleats. I gave up on the pedals after the plastic pads on the pedals started to wear out.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Trucker Dan

I've had good luck with the new shimano chains. ...

I've had good luck with the new shimano chains. I've gotten over 4000 miles out of the 7900 10 speed chains without showing much wear. My 6800 11 speed chain has about 3000 miles on it and still...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By Trucker Dan

I have a set of shimano rs81 c35s. They are...

I have a set of shimano rs81 c35s. They are great for a stiff aero wheel. They feel stiffer than my 5 year old mavic ksyrium sl ssc. They are heavier but they don't feel like it. Most of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 04:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

Car wheels/tires are balanced to within 1/4...

Car wheels/tires are balanced to within 1/4 ounce. That's 7 grams, about the weight of a 80mm presta valve. If you can feel 7 grams on a 60 lb car wheel, what's it going to feel like on a 2 lb bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 04:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

Do you live somewhere where you get up to 40 mph...

Do you live somewhere where you get up to 40 mph coasting? It's not a hard vibration but it's there. It's light enough that if you are pedaling in a sprint you probably wouldn't notice it. I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

404s clinchers have been full carbon since the...

404s clinchers have been full carbon since the firecrest wheels came out in 2012.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 02:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

All carbon wheels will do this unless the...

All carbon wheels will do this unless the manufacturer added weight on the opposite side of the valve stem. I am not aware of any that do, however some might. It's much less noticeable on aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-14, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

I can't believe that people are trying to say...

I can't believe that people are trying to say that an unbalanced wheel can't cause the bike to shake at high speeds. I made a video of my bike's rear wheel spinning down from about 40 mph. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

You need to balance the wheel. The regular rim...

You need to balance the wheel. The regular rim doesn't shake much because it's heaver and the valve is shorter/lighter. Alloy rims are also built with the valve opposite the heavy wheel joint, this...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-14, 01:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

I don't see how you think this is bs. Pick up a...

I don't see how you think this is bs. Pick up a bike with light carbon rims and spin the pedal really fast in the biggest gear. You'll be surprised how much it shakes around. Please do this OP and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-14, 08:34 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,765
Posted By Trucker Dan

This is normal when using a light rim with a long...

This is normal when using a light rim with a long heavy valve extender. It makes the wheel out of balance. You can feel it if you lift the rear of the bike off the ground and spin the pedals really...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-14, 08:07 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 20,035
Posted By Trucker Dan

I have a friend who had his bb wallow out and...

I have a friend who had his bb wallow out and become loose on his 2013 foil with dura-ace 7900. He had less than 5000 miles on the bike. Scott warranty replaced the frame with an identical frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By Trucker Dan

I only run latex tubes. They seem to have a...

I only run latex tubes. They seem to have a nicer road feel, but it could be in my head. I live in an area with nice roads, I usually only get about 1 flat a year. If you get lots of flats they...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-14, 06:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,467
Posted By Trucker Dan

Try lowering your saddle 2cm. It seems like a...

Try lowering your saddle 2cm. It seems like a lot of riders have their saddles too high. It's supposed to feel like you are sitting on a seat, not supported by something jammed up your taint.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-14, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Trucker Dan

The diameter of the bars where the shifters clamp...

The diameter of the bars where the shifters clamp on is the same on 25.4, 26, and 31.8 bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-14, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By Trucker Dan

You are probably just getting old. Also biking...

You are probably just getting old. Also biking doesn't translate much to running, so if you dropped a couple of runs a week to ride instead, you'll hurt your running. Lance Armstrong was running 86...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,422
Posted By Trucker Dan

You need to realize that even under ideal...

You need to realize that even under ideal conditions at high speeds there will probably be less than 2/10 mph between the best aero wheel and a 32 spoke box section. Aero wheels are unnecessary...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-14, 07:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,106
Posted By Trucker Dan

The fsa k-force is one of the best carbon posts...

The fsa k-force is one of the best carbon posts on the market. I'm confused by your statement, if the post was too long why didn't you just cut some off?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-14, 07:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By Trucker Dan

Looks like I'll only be ordering from ribble in...

Looks like I'll only be ordering from ribble in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-14, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By Trucker Dan

If you have a head cold you can ride as hard as...

If you have a head cold you can ride as hard as you want. With a chest cold you should cut way back with no hard efforts. If you have a fever stay at home. I have a 2 year old in day care, so I've...
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