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Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,509
Posted By Jakub

I am 183cm (6feet), 89cm (35 inches) inseam,...

I am 183cm (6feet), 89cm (35 inches) inseam, 71kg, 156pounds, riding Trek 60cm (c-top of seat tube), 11cm stem, 175mm crank
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 03:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jakub

come on... I have limited resources. I already...

come on... I have limited resources. I already have a nice 5200 frame, which I really like. 11K km for the bike is nothing. After at least 40K I would consider maybe changing a frame, but who knows
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-05, 02:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By Jakub

2004 Dura Ace upgrade from previous Ultegra. Is it worth it?

My Ultegra (9speed) has 11K km on it. Now it is time to decide whether to buy new casette or to maybe upgrade it to DA (new, 10 speed). Of course DA upgrade would cost quite a bit of money. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-05, 05:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 64,459
Posted By Jakub

hight: 6' / 183 bike: 60 cm (trek, c-top of...

hight: 6' / 183
bike: 60 cm (trek, c-top of seat tube), 58 ct, 56 cc
inseam: ~34.5, => 87-89cm, 89 when pressed up
inseam with pants: ?

... looks like that I have a too big bike (approx. by...
01-04-05, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Jakub

Lighter stem for Cannondale?

Any ideas for lighter stem for Cannondale? Syntace is doing one for VRO system - allows to move the bar front/ back/ high/ low. Do you know any other producers?

PS. Not that I am not happy with...
12-27-04, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jakub

210grams? Are these road tires? could you give...

210grams? Are these road tires? could you give more details on them
12-27-04, 06:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By Jakub

Light tires/ tubes combo - my experience...

I had Conti twister supersonics (360gr) and schwalbes xxx light tubes (100gr). I did on them 1000miles. My experience - about 15 flats overall - on average every 66 miles I had a flat. I had enough...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-04, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Jakub

I think that the difference is that on the older...

I think that the difference is that on the older version you cannot rotate your foot from side to side - but I am not 100% sure. (does it 100% depends on cleats?)
12-21-04, 02:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Jakub

I recognised this fork immediately! I used to...

I recognised this fork immediately!
I used to have this one as a replacement for my Marzocchi XC500 supspension fork - years ago (it was in 1995/1996) - for my Kona Kula. This fork is 700 gramms...
12-13-04, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By Jakub

Thanks a lot for all of your help and advice. I...

Thanks a lot for all of your help and advice.
I finally decided and ordered wheels - even better deal than for DTs, here is the spec:
2005 tune king (143gr) and kong (225gr), mavic x717 disc rims,...
12-09-04, 09:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 427
Posted By Jakub

which spokes for disc wheels? Comps or Revos?

I am just about to order a new set of wheels...
These will be built on DT Swiss Hugi Disc hubs (I got a great price) and Mavic x717 rims.
The only problem are the spokes and niples. I have two...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-04, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,710
Posted By Jakub

Too noisy trainer - neighbour problem - help needed!

This morning when I was "enjoying" a ride on my trainer (it was 6:40 a.m.) a lady (my neighbour) came in her pigama (about 50 years old) and kindly asked me not to do my laundry (yes, she said it) in...
11-24-04, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By Jakub

Thanks for your response. It seems that XT is the...

Thanks for your response. It seems that XT is the way to go... (given limited resources), however it still would be nice to have these three letters written on the shifters...(yes, I am a little bit...
11-24-04, 04:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,186
Posted By Jakub

Which shifters XTR vs. XT (both rapidfires)?

Currently I am thinking about changing shifters (have deore rapidfire - don't like'em that much). My choices are narrowed to both rapidfires:
2002 shimano xtr
and 2003 shimano xt (sorry sram :) )...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-04, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Jakub

Which is the best chain? Shimano vs. Connex, (Campagnolo?)

Currently I am thinking about purchasing a chain for my road machine :)
I have 100% Ultegra. I used to ride on dura-ace chains (like them a lot) but now I am considering Connex chains (908 type) - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-04, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,068
Posted By Jakub

I would recommend using any decent skiing gloves...

I would recommend using any decent skiing gloves for temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius. They worked for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-04, 06:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jakub

max 205 current resting: 58 (lowest in summer...

max 205
current resting: 58 (lowest in summer of about 50)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-04, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,776
Posted By Jakub

For normal average human (biker) 26 mm will do. I...

For normal average human (biker) 26 mm will do. I read that even for Cippolini 26mm will do in his sprints. 31mm will be a little more stiffer, but if you are an average or even good rider - 26mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-04, 03:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Jakub

I ment ice scating/ speed scating :) Most of...

I ment ice scating/ speed scating :)
Most of the times I work in English (my second language), but still I tend to forget some words over time

Canonball - so you are saying that rollers are much...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-04, 08:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Jakub

Remember, that trainers and rollers are extremely...

Remember, that trainers and rollers are extremely boring. Even if you come up with a training program for the trainer, it is still boring (however, better than doing nothing and watching TV)....
09-14-04, 02:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By Jakub

Drivetrain set - whats the best option?

What would you recommend for pure XC/ marathons? What are you using?

44/32/22 crank + 11/32 casette, or
44/29 + 11/34, or
44/32/22 + 11/23 or 11/25 or 11/27 all DA casettes? (nearly like in old...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-04, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Jakub

Drafting is one thing and psychology is the...

Drafting is one thing and psychology is the other.
When I do ride alone I can average 18-19 mph (40-50m)
On a group ride it goes up to 21-22 mph (distance is 60-80m)
On a group ride I usually have...
09-05-04, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,450
Posted By Jakub

I ride only XC and have conti supersonic tires....

I ride only XC and have conti supersonic tires. In front I put 50psi, in the rear 45 psi for both rigid and fully bikes
08-26-04, 01:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Jakub

2002 scalpel 800 was about 27 pounds without...

2002 scalpel 800 was about 27 pounds without pedals
Changing tires and tubes + stem and seat post could cut immediately 1-2 pounds
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-04, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Jakub

Deffinitely agree, I asked same question in my...

Deffinitely agree, I asked same question in my ride group (lots of ex-pros, however quite old 50-60 years) and they said the same: shout that you have got the flat (even few times as neccessary),...
08-11-04, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By Jakub

Tune vs. DT Hugi hubs, whats better?

I am considering to replace my old (and quite heavy wheels - deore disk, deore cassette, dt champion, mavic 450gr rims) for something lighter.

Two options that are available in Poland are (both...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-04, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By Jakub

How long can your Shimano last?

I am a little interested in the durability of Shimano gear. What I noticed so far, is, that there is a big difference between mtb and road gear. It looks like that road gear can last up to three...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-04, 04:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,099
Posted By Jakub

I kind of have similar problem. Last year I got...

I kind of have similar problem. Last year I got 5200 in the size of 60cm. My size is 183cm (6 feet) and inseam is 86-88 (depending how hard you press there) which is about 34 inches. So I am smaller...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-04, 02:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Jakub

In that situation it looks like that Bontragers X...

In that situation it looks like that Bontragers X Lite are a really good deal. As I said I have on them 6000km - rear one is worn out (I checked the flat surface again and is kind of flat on 14 mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-04, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Jakub

:) GPs are in Poland for 100 Zlotys and...

:)

GPs are in Poland for 100 Zlotys
and GPs 3000 are for 145 Zlotys (depending on colour) - Difference is much smaller! kind of suspicious
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-04, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Jakub

Thanks for tips. What is really interesting is...

Thanks for tips. What is really interesting is that you said you change tyres after 1500 miles. Currently I have Bontragers Race X Lite and have on them 3600 miles so far. I am 75 kg, pump them up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-04, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By Jakub

Tire wear

After reading few posts about tires I still have 3 additional questions:

1. How can you tell whether the tire is used? (except for weighting) - when middle of tire is soft, when there is a big...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-04, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By Jakub

Not on mavics but....worth consideration I...

Not on mavics but....worth consideration

I have Bontragers Race lite (ksyriums elite equivalent) and are really good, but not the lightest. I have on them 3500m and so far no problems - I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,265
Posted By Jakub

for the first 100km i did 29.9 km/h average -...

for the first 100km i did 29.9 km/h average - after that I slowed down for the last 20km and total was something like 29 km/h. The terrain was totally flat. Due to heavy traffic and some turns - I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-03, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 364
Posted By Jakub

I got myself titanium ritchey spds (good price,...

I got myself titanium ritchey spds (good price, light - 200gr set)....but my feet hurts a little - just over the pedal axle. So once these are worn out I will switch them for something with bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-03, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,999
Posted By Jakub

I have two mtb and one road one mtb - where...

I have two mtb and one road

one mtb - where my parents live is for racing - fast and long rides - weekends

second mtb - is where i live - monday - friday training

road bike - is my new love...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-03, 09:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jakub

yeah, people should at least ask - it is more...

yeah, people should at least ask - it is more polite that way

when i ride mtb (drafting is not that big issue) i still ask whether i can join other riders - and they usually don't mind - most of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-03, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By Jakub

You got a good point with the diameter of the...

You got a good point with the diameter of the pump - mine has quite small, is easy to pump but it does take ages.

For my MTB I use SKS Airboy alu - very good pump. I tried it for my road bike - it...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-03, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By Jakub

Which pump to use? Short or long?

I have kind of odd question....

I am considering buying a new portable pump for my road bike.
There are two possibilities I consider:

a short pump - very light which will be mounted under...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jakub

Switching the bike might be problematic (but if...

Switching the bike might be problematic (but if it is possible you can try it) - you can also think about switching the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-03, 02:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Jakub

I will also add my few words... For me the bike...

I will also add my few words... For me the bike also seems to be too small. It looks like it is too short for you. You can get used to this - but riding on a longer bike would bring you more joy.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-03, 04:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Jakub

Thanks, I believe that for average guy doing...

Thanks,

I believe that for average guy doing long rides - clinchers would be more convenient - easier to fix the flat, even though there might be more flats....

on 21st of June my new bike is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-03, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 387
Posted By Jakub

Which is which? Tires

I hope you don't mind my somewhat easy question relating to my poor biking-English knowledge:

for the road bikes there are mainly two type of tires
1. Clincher, and
2. Tubular

Am I correct?...
05-27-03, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Jakub

I have scalpel large size. I am 6' and have 34.2"...

I have scalpel large size. I am 6' and have 34.2" inseam. The large is just fine, maybe a little too long. So given your size Medium is a must.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-03, 02:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By Jakub

I just read in paper about Giro Italia,...

I just read in paper about Giro Italia, yeasterdays stage was a mountain one. There was a mountain with 20 degrees angle, and at some moments it was 27 degrees. All teams were using 39/28 front...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-03, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Jakub

Guys, the bike is confirmed Trek5200 at great...

Guys, the bike is confirmed Trek5200 at great price. Can't tell where but for 2120 (without local US tax) - so great deal.

Now I have to pick the right size and can't make up my mind

my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-03, 02:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Jakub

Technically it works like that: The comment...

Technically it works like that:

The comment above about bringing bikes to Europe is true.
Cannondale R1000 is in US for 1800 USD and in Europe is for 2600EURO, the exchangte rate is 1.17 so in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-03, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Jakub

If aluminium is to be considered I would...

If aluminium is to be considered I would definitely go for Cannondale. R1000 is at the same price as trek2300.

Klein Q-carbon team is 100USD more than cannondale, with simiarl components.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-03, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Jakub

Thanks guys, but I am very limited to the choices...

Thanks guys, but I am very limited to the choices as I would rather not cause too much troubles for this person - he is doing me a BIG FAVOUR anyway.

The person can bring me only one of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-03, 01:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 999
Posted By Jakub

Fantastic! Help me please with choosing new bike

Fantastic,

My friend's father will come from US to my country and promised me to bring a bike (much cheaper in USA)

here in Poland the bikes are 30-50% more expensive - VAT taxes, duties,...
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