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Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-12, 01:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Campy 11s Crankset with Shimano Shifting

I'm putting together a 105 (5700) build for a commuter, and I found a positively killer deal on an 11s campy chorus crankset. Is it possible to combine the shimano shifter + fd with this crankset?
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,616
Posted By Rosso Corsa

bar tape with electrical tape on the outside to...

bar tape with electrical tape on the outside to hold it on. It compresses a bit when you put on the watch and it stays in place very firmly as a result. Cheap!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,104
Posted By Rosso Corsa

apparently they are available from Performance on...

apparently they are available from Performance on sale for $500 or so sometimes. Given the excellent new wheels (better than these) which can be had for $500, I would say they are worth $400 or so,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,791
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Mostly it is fine to run a narrower chain than...

Mostly it is fine to run a narrower chain than the normal one designed for your drivetrain. Mountain bikers sometimes use 10 speed chains as they like the shifting and they are lighter, but going 10...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,154
Posted By Rosso Corsa

# of teeth front/#of teeth back = how hard it is...

# of teeth front/#of teeth back = how hard it is to pedal. if you want it to be harder, go to the big ring up front or a smaller cog in the back, either one will make the quotient larger.
05-24-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By Rosso Corsa

This is absolutely an issue with saddle fore/aft....

This is absolutely an issue with saddle fore/aft. In short, if your saddle is way back, there will be almost no weight on your hands, while a saddle way forward will be less weight on your back and...
05-24-10, 08:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,922
Posted By Rosso Corsa

This is absolutely an issue with saddle fore/aft....

This is absolutely an issue with saddle fore/aft. In short, if your saddle is way back, there will be almost no weight on your hands, while a saddle way forward will be less weight on your back and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,084
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Sounds like a cool bike, especially if it has the...

Sounds like a cool bike, especially if it has the first generation STi shifters on it. If you have any need for it, $250 isn't much to fulfill it. If it's carbon, be ready for a flexfest.
04-14-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,195
Posted By Rosso Corsa

plus you could always get a new axle when the day...

plus you could always get a new axle when the day comes, and/or play around with spacers. On the priority list of frame attributes, like geometry, material, stiffness, tire clearence, BB/headset...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 94,930
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I am 147 and 5'8" at age 17. As per a skinfold...

I am 147 and 5'8" at age 17. As per a skinfold caliper test, performed on two separate occasions in a lab, I'm sitting between 3-4% BF. Is this possible without looking like Rasmussen?
04-04-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 468
Posted By Rosso Corsa

measure the two bikes and compare. Pay special...

measure the two bikes and compare. Pay special attention to saddle height and setback. I had knee pain once, moved the seat forward a bit and down a bit and it went away completely.

Where on the...
Forum: Introductions
03-20-10, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By Rosso Corsa

lol

lol
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-10, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,823
Posted By Rosso Corsa

OVer on the WW for sale there are REynolds DV46...

OVer on the WW for sale there are REynolds DV46 tubs on sale for $850. Go used, or go custom. As far as ksyrium Elite competitors, Kinlin/whiteindustry/CXray would be easily a half pound lighter and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,186
Posted By Rosso Corsa

BTW, when you finish a long ride, introducing...

BTW, when you finish a long ride, introducing stress to the body, cortisol is released, doing good things for you while you are riding, but it stays in your blood afterwards and leads to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Yes perhaps, but I need the powertap data from...

Yes perhaps, but I need the powertap data from time spent on the bike. Thanks for the replies so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I want a raceable rim with a powertap on it, but...

I want a raceable rim with a powertap on it, but I want to use the powertap in the said circumstances also.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rosso Corsa

How high spoke count then? 28?

How high spoke count then? 28?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-10, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Panniers + Carbon Rims

My other thread seems to lack focus, but it all boils down to this:
Would it be unwise to use a 20 spoke rear wheel with a strong carbon/aluminum clincher rim (Flash Point 60) to support 35 pound...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-10, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I have weighed my panniers, I go from home to...

I have weighed my panniers, I go from home to school to another school to work to home, I take a lot of food, a big lock, extra clothes/coats/gloves/shoes, a big binder and usually a textbook or two....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-10, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Flashpoint 60s for everything?

I plan to consolidate my wheels and add power to my training. This means selling my basic aluminum training wheels and the carbon tub race wheels, on the premise that you should train on what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Once again, aero advantage won't 'turn on' at...

Once again, aero advantage won't 'turn on' at 40mm rim depth, but it will be better than anything else aluminum out there. Plus the extra weight is actually a positive when TTing in that they hold...
11-17-09, 07:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,541
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Dura Ace calipers on the right rims with new pads...

Dura Ace calipers on the right rims with new pads = rollercoaster stoppage (about -7G or so).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-09, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Shadow V on all my bikes, road or mountain, and...

Shadow V on all my bikes, road or mountain, and love it in each application. Maybe I have a bit of a narrow butt though.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Frame is about the least likely culprit. Loosen...

Frame is about the least likely culprit. Loosen seatpost clamp hardware, add a bit of grease, reassemble, repeat for everything retightening it to torque spec until it goes away. Get someone riding...
11-15-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rosso Corsa

+1, sorry but there are some waaaaaay nicer hubs...

+1, sorry but there are some waaaaaay nicer hubs out there. Even Shimano 105 looks much better imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Seat too high will generally lead to pain behind...

Seat too high will generally lead to pain behind the knee. Your legs could be a differing length, which is an issue a good fitter will recognize and fix using cleat risers/shoe insoles or something. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Just go for it, borrow one or buy a cheap one and...

Just go for it, borrow one or buy a cheap one and see how you like it. Once you find out what is too long of a stem, go shorter until you like it.
11-11-09, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,102
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I have run 2 chainrings for cross for the past...

I have run 2 chainrings for cross for the past two full seasons and have never dropped a chain, I think if it is set up well and your tire pressure is low enough/you ride smooth enough then you will...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-09, 01:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,820
Posted By Rosso Corsa

What do you expect it to look like? Are you...

What do you expect it to look like? Are you looking for nonstandard parts, colors, lacing patterns etc?
The vast majority look like this:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Rosso Corsa

It still escapes me how an Ultegra brake can have...

It still escapes me how an Ultegra brake can have more power than a Tiagra brake, given the same pads. Considering the design constraints, the levers are all of the same length and the mechanical...
11-01-09, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Rosso Corsa

If he had a perfect fit, then sure, it would be a...

If he had a perfect fit, then sure, it would be a bad idea to move things around. But then he wouldn't be having these problems, would he? It is certainly an issue of balance on the bike, and if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 833
Posted By Rosso Corsa

or just put that money into a single good front...

or just put that money into a single good front brake.
11-01-09, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Why did you clean the rim and pads instead of...

Why did you clean the rim and pads instead of adjusting the brake? It isn't going to adjust itself!
You can just turn the barrel adjuster in to open up the brake a bit more if it is too close.
If...
Forum: Touring
11-01-09, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,446
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Butted spokes are more flexible near the middle...

Butted spokes are more flexible near the middle where there are less stresses. Thus, it will stress the whole spoke more evenly, rather than focusing on smaller areas of the spoke.
11-01-09, 06:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Move your seat back on the rails, it will shift...

Move your seat back on the rails, it will shift your balance on the bike backwards and less weight will be supported by the hands; it will be transferred to the back/core muscles.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 555
Posted By Rosso Corsa

It would be interesting to see you on that bike....

It would be interesting to see you on that bike. The setup is a little odd with the seat so far forward.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By Rosso Corsa

The frame is a neutral colour, so you can go with...

The frame is a neutral colour, so you can go with pretty much any color scheme you want. White bartape, saddle and tires would look pretty slick, although it is pretty stupid functionally... All dark...
10-29-09, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Incorrect. It makes a nasty noise, and your...

Incorrect.

It makes a nasty noise, and your shifting suffers but still works. I have seen people on group rides with this problem before. I point out the noise, and they act as if they hadn't...
10-29-09, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,003
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Even if the frame is 130mm, it takes a very small...

Even if the frame is 130mm, it takes a very small amount of effort to separate a frame a bit to get it in, be it al or ti. Steel especially. Carbon will explode.
10-28-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,552
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Why not Leader?

Why not Leader?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,789
Posted By Rosso Corsa

That's more a climbing thing, it's more graceful....

That's more a climbing thing, it's more graceful. Sprinting is pretty brutal comparatively, and doesn't look like dancing. Maybe mosh-pit dancing.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-09, 07:05 PM
Forum: Touring
10-26-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 837
Posted By Rosso Corsa

The panniers would have a much bigger aerodynamic...

The panniers would have a much bigger aerodynamic effect than weight in your body.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 08:20 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,934
Posted By Rosso Corsa

By the by, here's a collection of photos of pros'...

By the by, here's a collection of photos of pros' bikes, most with good shots of seatpost:
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/tech/2009/probikes/

I couldn't bring myself to read the last few posts...
Forum: Commuting
10-26-09, 10:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,817
Posted By Rosso Corsa

That is pretty intense. Where do you live?

That is pretty intense. Where do you live?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,026
Posted By Rosso Corsa

If you have last year's shimano shifters, just...

If you have last year's shimano shifters, just install extra long shift housing so that it crosses in front of the stem. You can hook your thumbs here and go uber fast.
10-25-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Rosso Corsa

Could it be Gout?

Could it be Gout?
10-23-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I have a 2004 Sid which is the lightest they have...

I have a 2004 Sid which is the lightest they have produced. there is a reason the new one is a bit heavier. Stiffness. It's worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,950
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I am completely happy with a WTB Shadow V on my...

I am completely happy with a WTB Shadow V on my road, commuter and cross bikes, and it's $50 on ebay. I think I would be happy with a phenom/toupe, but they are too expensive. Selle SMP would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,510
Posted By Rosso Corsa

I once kicked my kickstand while standing.

I once kicked my kickstand while standing.
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