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Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,017
Posted By SkinnyLegs

I dislike SRAM Rival brakes because they don't...

I dislike SRAM Rival brakes because they don't have a centering screw (Apex, Force, Red all do). So I'd recommend going with something else instead.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 01:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 862
Posted By SkinnyLegs

In this type of situation where I need to control...

In this type of situation where I need to control my speed, I just switch to doing a S1 or S2 high cadence workout going downhill til I can resume pedaling as normal. I know it's not the same thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By SkinnyLegs

It's not a component failure. The 2012 Synapse...

It's not a component failure. The 2012 Synapse Carbon seatpost has a removable head by design. But as has been said many many times in this thread, carbon paste is the answer.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,202
Posted By SkinnyLegs

You can claim yourself right all you want, you...

You can claim yourself right all you want, you ain't fooling anyone reading this thread :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 12:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,202
Posted By SkinnyLegs

2ndGen, I love how you're trying to weasel your...

2ndGen, I love how you're trying to weasel your way around by tossing out all kinds of unrelated garbage to cloud the issue. It's quite hilarious really. No need for bulletpoints and blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 11:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,202
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Go ahead and link one shop that is actually...

Go ahead and link one shop that is actually selling the 2012 SuperSix 6 Apex for $1800. I'm not sure why you bring up 2011 models except to cover your own mistake because the Supersix 6 Apex didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,202
Posted By SkinnyLegs

It's $2,220, not $1800.

It's $2,220, not $1800.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,041
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Performance Triflex Tights...

Performance Triflex Tights (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes/Product_10052_10551_1108940_-1_1630508_20000_400066) work really well for me in cold weather and they go on sale for $50-60 several...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,546
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Shimano WH-RS80-C50...

Shimano WH-RS80-C50 (http://www.probikekit.com/us/wheels/deep-profile-bicycle-wheels/shimano-wh-rs80-c50-wheelset.html) - 50mm, 1831g, ~$1,000
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Scott FOIL R2. From what I've been reading it...

Scott FOIL R2. From what I've been reading it seems the FOIL series will be replacing the Addict in the future.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-11, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,485
Posted By SkinnyLegs

I weigh 135 and run 80F/85R on 25c Krylions. ...

I weigh 135 and run 80F/85R on 25c Krylions. Rides great and never had a pinch flat.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,401
Posted By SkinnyLegs

If I had $250 to spend: $150 - Aksium...

If I had $250 to spend:

$150 - Aksium wheelset on Ebay or CL for general purpose duty
$60 - Rear wheel disc cover for race days
$40 - Clip on TT bars
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,310
Posted By SkinnyLegs

The finish might be different but either chain...

The finish might be different but either chain will work just fine. Your standard crank is a 53-39. A Shimano FC-5650 is the part number for the 105 compact crankset with 50-34 rings that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-11, 03:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,310
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Forget the cassette. You're better off swapping...

Forget the cassette. You're better off swapping in a compact crank (~$100 for a 105 FC-5650 crank). A 34x25 will give you a lower gear and leave you with tighter spacing compared to a 39-28. Plus...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By SkinnyLegs

There is a fairly significant difference in ride...

There is a fairly significant difference in ride quality, comfort, and resale value between the bikes you listed and the carbon framed bikes I listed. However the price difference is only like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,007
Posted By SkinnyLegs

With a $2K budget, you have the option of...

With a $2K budget, you have the option of stepping into a nice carbon frame bike and still have enough money leftover for accessories. The 2011 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 6 Apex and 2011 Scott CR1...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 10:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By SkinnyLegs

White/blue is unique to the 10-4 and looks much...

White/blue is unique to the 10-4 and looks much better imho.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,781
Posted By SkinnyLegs

If you can wait a bit, REI does their Anniversary...

If you can wait a bit, REI does their Anniversary Sale every year at the end of May. All full price bikes are 15% off at that time including Cannondale, Scott, etc. Plus 5% back on dividends using...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,781
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Pinarello Kobh is another option. It can take...

Pinarello Kobh is another option. It can take 28c tires both front and back. It's got a nice white color scheme for you too :)
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-07-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 553,629
Posted By SkinnyLegs

It looks less populated on the map, but that...

It looks less populated on the map, but that route actually has you riding on much more heavily travelled roads. Mile 24-30 on that ride are pretty enjoyable, but otherwise it's not exactly what I'd...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
04-07-11, 01:16 AM
Replies: 8,100
Views: 553,629
Posted By SkinnyLegs

For decent climbing your only options are to head...

For decent climbing your only options are to head north towards either the Ellicot City or Clarksville area. If you're looking for some really steep hills then try this route...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-10, 12:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Best option is to change your crankset to compact...

Best option is to change your crankset to compact 34/50 and leave your cassette alone. Cost around $100-120.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,375
Posted By SkinnyLegs

I see 15.64 on Bicycling...

I see 15.64 on Bicycling (http://www.bicycling.com/gear/detail/0,7989,s1-16-155-2939-0,00.html) as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,375
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Where are you getting that weight figure from? I...

Where are you getting that weight figure from? I see 15.64 listed on their website.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-10, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 360
Posted By SkinnyLegs

You need to tighten the topcap before tightening...

You need to tighten the topcap before tightening the stem onto the steerer tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-10, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 811
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Buy what you want. But at this point I would at...

Buy what you want. But at this point I would at least wait till after Eurobike and Interbike before making a decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,166
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Only thing I might change would be the cassette...

Only thing I might change would be the cassette to a 12-23 or 12-27 depending on how hilly the races are in your area.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Cannondale Synapse, Giant Defy, Specialized...

Cannondale Synapse, Giant Defy, Specialized Roubaix are some of the most popular endurance bikes with a bit more focus on ride comfort than race oriented bikes. They're all available in several...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 819
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Focus Cayo 105 Compact...

Focus Cayo 105 Compact (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/SALE/14/Focus_Cayo_105_Compact_2010/5360045299/) from Wiggle for 999.99 with free delivery to UK. Carbon frame + 105 group. It's on sale at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-10, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,122
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Look Keo pedals have ~5mm lower stack height than...

Look Keo pedals have ~5mm lower stack height than Look Delta pedals. So you should have dropped your saddle ~5mm during the fitting process to compensate.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-10, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By SkinnyLegs

4500 hood shape is much nicer than 6500. Go with...

4500 hood shape is much nicer than 6500. Go with the Tiagra.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-10, 12:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,511
Posted By SkinnyLegs

It's interesting how the lineup changes from...

It's interesting how the lineup changes from country to country. On the Taiwan site (http://www.giant-bicycles.com/zh-TW/bikes/model/tcr.composite.2/7123/43441/), C2 is Apex and C1 is 105. Yet in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-10, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,076
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Another option is the 2011 Cannondale Supersix 4...

Another option is the 2011 Cannondale Supersix 4 Rival/Force. It's about 17 lbs, full carbon frame + fork, Sram Rival group with Force crank, comes in up to 63cm size, and available in white with...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-10, 10:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,596
Posted By SkinnyLegs

http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/best-beach-sport-...

http://www.ewg.org/2010sunscreen/best-beach-sport-sunscreens/

Take your pick from that list. I use Johnson & Johnson Baby Sunscreen SPF40 because it's on that list and I can buy it locally...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-10, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,271
Posted By SkinnyLegs

If you're pretty sure you're gonna be doing those...

If you're pretty sure you're gonna be doing those tris, then none of the above. Get a Cervelo S1.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-10, 12:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,244
Posted By SkinnyLegs

You must have meant 11-32 cassette. But if you...

You must have meant 11-32 cassette. But if you really need that low gear, then there's not much to discuss is there?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By SkinnyLegs

40 psi drop for a butyl tube in one week is not...

40 psi drop for a butyl tube in one week is not normal. Don't tempt Murphy, replace the tube. But before you do, very carefully check the inside of the tire for any bits of wire poking through.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By SkinnyLegs

A typical racing geometry frame will have a...

A typical racing geometry frame will have a headtube that's still too short for you. You should be looking at a endurance or sportive type frame that has a taller than average headtube. I would go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Looks the same size to me. I shifted into the...

Looks the same size to me. I shifted into the second to smallest cog to get a better picture of the cable end which is probably what you're seeing. Anyhow I still don't think there's any damage...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5259/p1000631t.jp...

http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5259/p1000631t.jpg


Same groove as on your shifter.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Ah I see, hold on round two.

Ah I see, hold on round two.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8279/p1000625a....

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/8279/p1000625a.jpg

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Yes that's exactly what it looks like. Hold on,...

Yes that's exactly what it looks like. Hold on, I'll take a pic.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-10, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,282
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Um that looks exactly like my 6500 shifter. I...

Um that looks exactly like my 6500 shifter. I don't see where your housing is damaged.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Pinky finger numbness is most likely a sign of a...

Pinky finger numbness is most likely a sign of a pinched ulnar nerve. Look up Guyon's Canal Syndrome. New gloves and a fit adjustment are a good start.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-10, 12:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,280
Posted By SkinnyLegs

You don't need a 10 speed rear derailleur, 9...

You don't need a 10 speed rear derailleur, 9 speed will work just fine. The indexing is done with the shifter. It's a bit late now for advice but I would have gone with a Deore RD and a Sram Apex...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Sounds like a 2010 model. Unless you're getting...

Sounds like a 2010 model. Unless you're getting a really good deal I'd pass over that for the 2011 model. You get the SL2 frame that was top of the line last year (albeit with lower grade carbon)...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 07:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By SkinnyLegs

The geometry and thus the fit/handling on the...

The geometry and thus the fit/handling on the Roubaix is quite different than the FC100. Perhaps you should first decide what type of bike you want to end up with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,240
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Wear cleat covers to protect your cleats, not the...

Wear cleat covers to protect your cleats, not the floor. I only use them in an emergency if I have to walk a good distance in my cycling shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,705
Posted By SkinnyLegs

Advice: Please take the outside line in all the...

Advice: Please take the outside line in all the corners. When your sketchy no handling ass runs wide in the corners, the other racers will greatly appreciate you not taking out half the peloton. ...
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