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Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-11, 12:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By audiojan

How can a bike that doesn't really fit but a...

How can a bike that doesn't really fit but a screaming deal?! Unless you plan to use it as wall art I guess...

Getting you to fit the bike is completely backwards... you are much better of buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,392
Posted By audiojan

Yes, no, maybe... and all of those are correct....

Yes, no, maybe... and all of those are correct. Body measurements are just a part of a bike fit, you also need to factor in core strength, flexibility, current or previous injuries/problems, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By audiojan

Check out Granite State Wheelmen. Lots of rides...

Check out Granite State Wheelmen. Lots of rides every week for pretty much all levels.

http://www.granitestatewheelmen.org/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-10, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By audiojan

It's Campy... it has soul and race proven...

It's Campy... it has soul and race proven function. And it will be expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-10, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By audiojan

This is just one of many reasons why a trainer...

This is just one of many reasons why a trainer tire should be used... A normal road tire is designed to be supple and provide good grip and wear charateristics on a rough surface, where you have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-09, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By audiojan

Garmin 310XT works fantastic for both. If you add...

Garmin 310XT works fantastic for both. If you add the speed/cadence sensor, you'll have GPS speed/distance, cadence (from sensor plus then also speed for indoor use), plus heart rate. Since it's ANT+...
Forum: Triathlon
11-26-09, 02:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,061
Posted By audiojan

It depends... if you're comparing pool swim in...

It depends... if you're comparing pool swim in jammers and lake swim in a wet suit, you might be just as fast. But, only if you are an experienced open water swimmer. Sighting (navigation) is a skill...
Forum: Triathlon
11-26-09, 02:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,693
Posted By audiojan

Bike the bike that fits you the best. Seriously,...

Bike the bike that fits you the best. Seriously, spending the money on a bike fit BEFORE buying a bike makes a whole lot of sense; why not get a bike that fits YOU rather than buying a bike and...
Forum: Triathlon
11-26-09, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,670
Posted By audiojan

It all depends on where I am in the season, what...

It all depends on where I am in the season, what type of riding I will be doing, what type of terrain I will be riding in, the goal the work out etc. etc.

I try to get in at least two rides each...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,452
Posted By audiojan

Here's what I've done for my wifes bikes: ...

Here's what I've done for my wifes bikes:

Orbea- not really that much, added a Terry Damselfly (black), and Vcgraphix name sticker where the color of the flowers match the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,410
Posted By audiojan

or-Beh-ah, or at least that's how my Spanish...

or-Beh-ah, or at least that's how my Spanish friends pronounce it.

And I'm certain people would argue that Orbea is not Spanish... it is Basque. :-)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 01:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,218
Posted By audiojan

Assos

Assos
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By audiojan

51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, Small,...

51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, Small, Medium, Medium/Large, Large, Extra Large... pick one.

Or better yet, get a bike fit and buy a bike that fits YOU instead of trying to fit you to the bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-09, 01:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,926
Posted By audiojan

Mount Ventoux... 22.7km, avg. 7.1%... and still...

Mount Ventoux... 22.7km, avg. 7.1%... and still one of my favorite climbs as it is continous up up and up.

http://www.climbbybike.com/climb.asp?Col=Mont%20Ventoux&qryMountainID=4
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By audiojan

I would recommend that you take a look at...

I would recommend that you take a look at Speedplay's as well... ergonomically, they have the advantage of free float without resistance, which means that you can turn your foot to any point it finds...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 03:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,154
Posted By audiojan

Can I answer neither? Seriously, you're spending...

Can I answer neither? Seriously, you're spending money on something that should fit YOU, not you fit IT. You can make a smaller bike rideable (notice, I didn't say comfortable), but too large of a...
11-12-09, 01:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 968
Posted By audiojan

Don't mock me... Profile Design Tri Stryke Ti......

Don't mock me... Profile Design Tri Stryke Ti... lots of padding up front and the loicra grabs on to you and stops the sliding. Works for me. Not a beauty to look at though... :-)
11-12-09, 12:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,947
Posted By audiojan

It one of those that's already illegal... at...

It one of those that's already illegal... at least in a road race. TT's... different story, I would think they're still ok
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 12:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,921
Posted By audiojan

Cytomax and NUUN are the only two my stomach can...

Cytomax and NUUN are the only two my stomach can tolerate, so those are the once I use. Topical Punch is ok, but a bit sweet unless you dilute it (which works ok for me)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,061
Posted By audiojan

My wife uses Salsa Poco 38cm bars, but she's only...

My wife uses Salsa Poco 38cm bars, but she's only 5'2 1/4" (that 0.25" is very important to her...)... I'm really surprised that someone 6' tall would ever ride bars that narrow... you must be built...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,268
Posted By audiojan

My wife has a TT bike that came with Bontrager...

My wife has a TT bike that came with Bontrager Select Aero's. 650c's are not that common, so she decided to stick with them for a while, and eventually replace them with a pair of high end race...
10-26-09, 04:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,035
Posted By audiojan

I don't know about this one... I think group...

I don't know about this one... I think group rides provides good motivation to go out and push harder than I would by myself... which means I get faster after spending lots of time doing group rides...
10-26-09, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,192
Posted By audiojan

It could be something as simple as a problem with...

It could be something as simple as a problem with his right leg... it's not uncommon that you can get a bit tight after that many miles... didn't Contador hit the pavement just a few days before?...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By audiojan

You have a fairly long inseam based on your...

You have a fairly long inseam based on your overall height... have you measured this inseam as a bike inseam and not pant inseam?

Your long legs could cause you a bit of a problem in finding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By audiojan

Start with checking the headset, this is an easy...

Start with checking the headset, this is an easy fix and probably the most common cause of wobble. Take it apart and give it a good cleaning and regreasing, then tighten it down. If that doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 03:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,194
Posted By audiojan

I can't answer for the Brooks, but I used to ride...

I can't answer for the Brooks, but I used to ride Aliante (and it was the only saddle I could stand for 4-6 hour rides, although I wasn't always perfectly comfortable, but ok...) and I tried a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,429
Posted By audiojan

Depends on what you consider a competitive level...

Depends on what you consider a competitive level and where you live... if you live in an area that is very flat (most of Florida for example), then it's very likely that there's no difference between...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-09, 03:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By audiojan

The structural strength of aluminum is severely...

The structural strength of aluminum is severely compromised with a dent... think about an aluminum can... an open can without a dent pressed from top-bottom is very strong, but put a small tent in...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-09, 02:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By audiojan

I'm using compacts on all my bike (both road bike...

I'm using compacts on all my bike (both road bike and the tri bike) with 12-25. Rarely do I spin out of 50-12 (it's really going scary fast down hill, never on the flats) yet I can pretty much climb...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-09, 02:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By audiojan

I don't think that mount is actually for these...

I don't think that mount is actually for these bars... It can be a bit confusing, but Easton Attack TT (aka EC90 Attack TT) is not the same as Easton Attack...

Easton Attack TT...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By audiojan

Yes you can use a MTB saddle on a road bike, but...

Yes you can use a MTB saddle on a road bike, but keep in mind that the riding position is different between these types of bike; MTB usually more upright and road with more forward hip tilt. The MTB...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By audiojan

Above all, make sure you're buying a bike that...

Above all, make sure you're buying a bike that fits YOU, not just any bike and hoping that it can be set up to work... this gets to be especially important the short you get as the selection gets to...
Forum: Triathlon
09-29-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By audiojan

I'm not aware of an age restriction from US Tri,...

I'm not aware of an age restriction from US Tri, but I think it's up to each race and race director to set the rules. I would contact the administration of the race you are thinking of entering and...
Forum: Triathlon
09-14-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By audiojan

Go ahead and get a pair of slicks for the MTB....

Go ahead and get a pair of slicks for the MTB. For the first tri, just go out there and have fun. If you enjoying it, then spend the money on a road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-09, 01:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By audiojan

Pez has tested two of them. They liked them ...

Pez has tested two of them. They liked them

300
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=4897

300SE
http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=6694
09-03-09, 07:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By audiojan

I think the $500 upgrade now includes ANT+...

I think the $500 upgrade now includes ANT+ actually... I asked CycleOps about this and think that was the answer I got (can't find the email...). Either way, $500 or $599 to upgrade is almost worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-09, 07:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,203
Posted By audiojan

Crescent (an old Swedish brand... same ownership...

Crescent (an old Swedish brand... same ownership group as Bianchi) has the rainbow stripes on their bikes. Won the WC in 1948 with Harry Snell.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 02:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,373
Posted By audiojan

Do you mean that you heard the brakes squeal?...

Do you mean that you heard the brakes squeal? With the right brake pads and just some toe-in you can eliminate that (or at least minimize it to a point where it becomes a non-issue).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By audiojan

A CT derailleur will work just fine with a 53/39...

A CT derailleur will work just fine with a 53/39 front. The difference between a CT and a standard is really that you have a greater gear difference capability of the CT in addition to that the sweep...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By audiojan

I think that Merckx used to have some really long...

I think that Merckx used to have some really long top tubes... don't know about the new models though (since they started the cooperation with Pinarello)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By audiojan

No, one of the reasons why I love Campy is that...

No, one of the reasons why I love Campy is that you have ability to drop multiple gears at a time. Push down in a long through and you have up to 5 gears lower (or is it 4.. can't remember). This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 05:53 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,952
Posted By audiojan

This is a joke right? If not, I'm somewhere...

This is a joke right? If not, I'm somewhere between scared and amazed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 03:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 16,553
Posted By audiojan

What I like about for example Continental is that...

What I like about for example Continental is that you actually pay for the bike as an extra, oversized luggage. This means that you still get 2 bags, plus the bike. Think it's $150 for the extra...
08-18-09, 02:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By audiojan

He needs to be very careful with this one... if...

He needs to be very careful with this one... if the ticket goes to collection (which it eventually will if left unpaid), it could be grounds for denying him extension to his student visa (I doubt the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 02:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,033
Posted By audiojan

Shaving every other day with baby oil and plenty...

Shaving every other day with baby oil and plenty of lotion afterwards=smooth. Wife's a cyclist so she understands.
Forum: Triathlon
06-09-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 772
Posted By audiojan

I would definately take the Seduza... one of my...

I would definately take the Seduza... one of my tri bikes is the Lucero, which is basically the same frame as the Seduza, just a very slightly different carbon layup.

But, you should really pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-09, 01:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By audiojan

Technically a new chain is not lubed... it's only...

Technically a new chain is not lubed... it's only treated with a rust inhibitor. Best thing you can do for your drive train is to degrease a new chain and then lube it before using it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By audiojan

I had a Kestrel Talon quite a few bikes ago and...

I had a Kestrel Talon quite a few bikes ago and they're nice enough. Ride quality does leave some to be wished for though... basically the typical "old" carbon frames... completely dead and wooden...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,396
Posted By audiojan

The only tape I've found that is better than the...

The only tape I've found that is better than the Fizik Microtex is Ambrosia Elegant Stitch tape... excellent grip, super comfortable and looks amazing. A b*tch to find though...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By audiojan

Every morning and every night followed by some...

Every morning and every night followed by some stretching. Otherwise my ITB will flare up again.

When travelling, I have a rolling pin I pack in my checked luggage (sorry... they won't allow you...
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