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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 873
Posted By bwunger

I use the specialized deflect gloves. They're...

I use the specialized deflect gloves. They're wind and water resistant and even when I've gotten wet they still stay warm, which is about as much as I can ask for in the NW.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 773
Posted By bwunger

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,905
Posted By bwunger

If it were me? I'd just keep the BMC. I doubt...

If it were me? I'd just keep the BMC. I doubt there's enough difference to make spending all that money worth it. Deciding to buy something isn't entirely rational though. If you have the money...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,199
Posted By bwunger

You have a tough time being wrong don't you. ...

You have a tough time being wrong don't you.

Back to the original question, I haven't had trouble with my screws loosening yet. *knock on wood* I check them when I lube my cleats though, just to...
07-20-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,490
Posted By bwunger

They're probably for the different grades.

They're probably for the different grades.
07-14-10, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,106
Posted By bwunger

Caffeine works in ways beyond just a stimulant. ...

Caffeine works in ways beyond just a stimulant. There's a reason that many sports energy products are starting to include it.

http://www.cptips.com/caff.htm



Sounds just about the same as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,247
Posted By bwunger

+1

+1
07-11-10, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,905
Posted By bwunger

I race'd the 5's at Redmond yesterday too. I had...

I race'd the 5's at Redmond yesterday too. I had a pretty good race and stayed up front the whole time. At 4 to go I decided to see what riding off the front felt like even though I was pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-10, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By bwunger

Went mountain biking today, have a Crit tomorrow,...

Went mountain biking today, have a Crit tomorrow, and depending on how I feel, a group ride with either lots of hills, lots of fast pacelines, or both. Should be good fun.
07-09-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By bwunger

I rode the 128th / 164th detour last weekend,...

I rode the 128th / 164th detour last weekend, heading west, and really didn't think it was that bad. I suppose during high traffic times it could worse, but we just took the right lane and cars were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 10:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,165
Posted By bwunger

I don't think it's too out of reason to offer a...

I don't think it's too out of reason to offer a "crash" replacement at or near cost. I broke a second hand SRAM shifter and bent and second hand Easton front wheel in a crash during a race earlier...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,107
Posted By bwunger

I just leave it sitting in the top shelf of my...

I just leave it sitting in the top shelf of my tool chest and clean the tip after I use it. Never had it leak or squeeze out grease when I didn't want it to.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,107
Posted By bwunger

I use the same one. Works great for the pedals,...

I use the same one. Works great for the pedals, and for most other things too.
07-06-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By bwunger

So, what your saying is these might not be the...

So, what your saying is these might not be the best choice in rotors?

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41V54QEHXCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

If they could get the weight down I'd use em. I love...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-10, 08:42 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,147
Posted By bwunger

Litespeed Archon C1 ...

Litespeed Archon C1

http://www.litespeed.com/images/gallery/CC-0909-bikes01.jpg
06-29-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By bwunger

A piece of advice that was given to me by a pro...

A piece of advice that was given to me by a pro TT specialist, was to shoot for an average speed and not necessarily an average power output. His point was that you should push a bit harder on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,043
Posted By bwunger

I normally use a new tube for on the road repairs...

I normally use a new tube for on the road repairs with a pack of glueless patchess being my backup. Either way, when I get home, I patch the hole with a glued patch, and that's when I put the talc...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-10, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,043
Posted By bwunger

+1 on glueless for roadside repairs and old...

+1 on glueless for roadside repairs and old school glue on patches for a permanent fix.



A little talc on and around the patch after it's all set up and the glue is dried. Works like a charm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By bwunger

Come on. I thought you of all people would...

Come on. I thought you of all people would appreciate these.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,600
Posted By bwunger

The Rules

The Rules. (http://www.velominati.com/blog/the-rules/)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By bwunger

The short answer, Tempo is the common name for...

The short answer, Tempo is the common name for Zone 3.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-10, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,469
Posted By bwunger

I typed in the same search as umd and got nothing...

I typed in the same search as umd and got nothing but garbage in the results. I went through all the titles in the results and only one mentioned shaving. The search function for this forum just...
06-15-10, 11:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,537
Posted By bwunger

Congrats again on a great series Matt! I...

Congrats again on a great series Matt!

I had a great day on Saturday. I may not have the finishing place to show for it, but I felt really good in the pack, was able to move around, save energy...
06-12-10, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 823
Posted By bwunger

I worried about the same thing before my first...

I worried about the same thing before my first race. My advice? Stop worrying, show up, and try to hang on. Like UMD said, It doesn't matter if you knew what the pace was going to be. You're...
06-06-10, 10:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,537
Posted By bwunger

Ballard was so, so for me. I got caught behind...

Ballard was so, so for me. I got caught behind an early crash and stuck with the second group the rest of the race. I was actually right behind the guy who went down. I didn't see him hit anyone,...
06-04-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,537
Posted By bwunger

Nice job Matt! Per my other post, I had a...

Nice job Matt!

Per my other post, I had a "challenging" race. Ended up OTB after almost crashing twice on the hill and redlining trying to speed back up and keep on the back of the field. Live...
06-04-10, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By bwunger

Thanks for all the comments and advice. Thinking...

Thanks for all the comments and advice. Thinking back, I'm pretty sure if I were looking up more and paying more attention ahead I would have been better off, like many of you suggested. I think I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,496
Posted By bwunger

+1

+1
06-03-10, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,358
Posted By bwunger

Protecting your Front Wheel

Let me start by saying I'm still a newbie trying to learn this bike racing thing. I've done a racing clinic, a road race and 3 crits. My race tonight was a 35 min. crit (Mens 4/5) with a rolling...
06-01-10, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,774
Posted By bwunger

I'd definitely say Montreaux is harder than...

I'd definitely say Montreaux is harder than either direction of Tiger Mt. No question in my mind.
05-30-10, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,537
Posted By bwunger

I did Woodinville yesterday with a pack finish...

I did Woodinville yesterday with a pack finish for 32nd and Fremont today. Was in the second half of the field when it split and got pulled with 10 to go for 33rd place. I'm pretty happy for my 3rd...
05-30-10, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 691,905
Posted By bwunger

I was wondering if that might have been you Matt....

I was wondering if that might have been you Matt. We talked some after the race before you and your friend headed out. I was in the Red CycleU Team HPC kit and had on a red jacket when we were...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 09:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,238
Posted By bwunger

I also read the suggestion that you refrigerate...

I also read the suggestion that you refrigerate opened bottles if you keep them around more than a couple months. It can't hurt, so I do it. It does make it a bit thicker, but it warms up quickly...
05-21-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By bwunger

Why would you want to get a TT bike but not...

Why would you want to get a TT bike but not adjust your body position, bars, etc?
05-21-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By bwunger

I've ridden the route poppadaddio suggests in his...

I've ridden the route poppadaddio suggests in his first mapmyride link and it's the best route I've found through Renton. I have only one revision when I do it. I take Lind across 405, right on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,299
Posted By bwunger

Before I got my Garmin 500, I had a HRM watch. I...

Before I got my Garmin 500, I had a HRM watch. I just strapped it to the bars using some pipe insulation I had lying around the house.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-10, 11:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By bwunger

"...from the lightest of racing machines up to...

"...from the lightest of racing machines up to the huge sextuplet, that it is expected six men will be able to drive at a speed of a mile a minute."

:eek:
05-19-10, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By bwunger

That's a good idea, I was thinking of something...

That's a good idea, I was thinking of something similar, possibly even drilling and tapping the old pin so I could secure it with a small screw. Might be time for a trip to the hardware isle to see...
05-19-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By bwunger

Bent Chain Drop Pin

I was riding a TT this weekend when my chain got knocked off going through a roundabout and hitting a big pothole. I managed to put the chain back on and finish the TT.

Today on my ride I noticed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,051
Posted By bwunger

Keep the old bike for a rain bike and slowly...

Keep the old bike for a rain bike and slowly build up the steel frame as time and money permit.

I don't really see it as an ethical issue. So you bought a bike at another shop? You weren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,317
Posted By bwunger

I often drive to group rides, but most my solo...

I often drive to group rides, but most my solo rides are from my doorstep.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-10, 06:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,480
Posted By bwunger

I use these bags. They hold up better than...

I use these bags. They hold up better than zip-locks in my experience and are supposedly more waterproof. I got them for hiking and snow skiing to hold my wallet and phone, but use them for biking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By bwunger

I thought those were supposed to be only...

I thought those were supposed to be only temporary?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 438
Posted By bwunger

From my point of view, if the carcass of the tire...

From my point of view, if the carcass of the tire can still properly hold the tube inside, without trouble, I just seal up the cut with shoe goo or super glue as AS suggested. +1 on always having an...
05-10-10, 09:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,209
Posted By bwunger

Underarmor makes some compression tops that would...

Underarmor makes some compression tops that would probably fit the bill if you just want a top and don't want to go for the full skin suit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-10, 01:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,443
Posted By bwunger

Lezyne Road Drive.

Lezyne Road Drive.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By bwunger

But not THEIR carbon clinchers. They've...

But not THEIR carbon clinchers. They've miraculously avoided all the pitfalls all the other companies have made with full carbon clinchers... I mean, this is Zipp we're talkin' about here! ...
05-07-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By bwunger

I also went with Erik Moen after I had some knee...

I also went with Erik Moen after I had some knee pain from biking. I've been very happy with the fit and since he's a PT and my appt. was for knee pain, it was covered on my insurance. He also gave...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-10, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,144
Posted By bwunger

I did my best getting accurate measurements and...

I did my best getting accurate measurements and the fit calculator hit my fit just about right on. Only thing I disagree with is the saddle to BB height. It has it 2-4 cm higher than I run mine,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bwunger

Well, there are geometry differences. Comparing...

Well, there are geometry differences. Comparing a Tricross to a Tarmac, the Tricross has a more slack head tube, longer chain stays and more of a horizontal top tube. It's going to be harder to get...
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