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03-22-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By nasv

Thanks everyone... just pulling the slack through...

Thanks everyone... just pulling the slack through the pinch bolt fixed this, I really appreciate your guidance!
03-18-10, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By nasv

Ok, just checked, when the FD is in the small...

Ok, just checked, when the FD is in the small ring, the cable is pretty slack. Is that the issue? Does it need more tension so that the lever is more reactive to push the FD back to the big ring? ...
03-18-10, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By nasv

I will check the tension... it's actually very...

I will check the tension... it's actually very snappy when going from big ring to small ring... it's the other way around that's a lot of work.
03-18-10, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By nasv

SRAM shift lever adjustment

Good day mechanical gurus!

I have 2010 SRAM Force and I am curious about my front-derailleur shifter. I feel like I have to push a lot, far, or with more force than I'd like (especially when I...
11-03-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 729
Posted By nasv

Between now and February: just enjoy the bike,...

Between now and February: just enjoy the bike, 1-3 hours at a time, 2x or 3x/week. Mix in some jogs.
February-June: work on just-below-LT training for my favorite and A-race: Mt. Diablo Hill Climb...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
Posted By nasv

SRAM Force brake pads or KoolStop Salmon?

I recently upgraded gruppo from tiagra to sram force and I put on the sram brake pads for now. I know the koolstop salmon's are great, but I'm wondering if there is any overall consensus on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By nasv

True... I have the opposite issue, my stance is...

True... I have the opposite issue, my stance is on the wider side, so I'm actually hoping the SRAM Rival will have a slightly wider q-factor if not the same as the Tiagra cranks :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By nasv

Great, this helps. So I may or may not need...

Great, this helps.

So I may or may not need some cleat adjustment + pedal washers to keep the stance/width consistent... but that's good to know. I would hope that any difference in width is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By nasv

Agreed... but I want :D. So that's why I'm...

Agreed... but I want :D. So that's why I'm asking.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 499
Posted By nasv

changing gruppo and effect on fit

I am thinking of upgrading my gruppo on my roadbike (Tiagra to SRAM Rival) and plan on ordering the the same size crank arm lengths to match my current fit on the bike (which is perfect!).

Other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 09:55 PM
08-10-09, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,116
Posted By nasv

While potassium, sodium, and calcium are key for...

While potassium, sodium, and calcium are key for helping your muscles and preventing cramps, the most important thing is still hydration! Drink plenty of water! Not to the point that you're...
08-10-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By nasv

I'm not sure how feed stations are always...

I'm not sure how feed stations are always supposed to work... but that's messed up that they ran out of water! I feel like as a racer, that's something you should be able to safely depend on...
08-10-09, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 719
Posted By nasv

Yeah, the heat was a way bigger factor than I...

Yeah, the heat was a way bigger factor than I expected. I lost a net weight of about 8 lbs as well. I definitely didn't consume enough water and my legs started cramping in the last 10 miles. I...
08-10-09, 09:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By nasv

The race was haaard! The heat is what go me. I...

The race was haaard! The heat is what go me. I was consuming plenty of calories, but not enough water. I was very dehydrated at the end of the 2nd lap, legs beginning to cramp :( ... I knew I...
08-08-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By nasv

I'm looking forward to this, sort of:...

I'm looking forward to this, sort of: http://www.steephill.tv/galleries/2005/patterson/pictures/the%20steps%20up%20to%20patt%23150a6.html
08-08-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By nasv

+1 It's great!

+1

It's great!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-09, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 997
Posted By nasv

Between 2008 Allez Elite and 2008 CAAD9-5, I...

Between 2008 Allez Elite and 2008 CAAD9-5, I chose the Allez, and I'm super happy with it. YMMV, just ride what you can and pick the one that feels better for you.
07-21-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By nasv

ditto.

ditto.
07-20-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 782
Posted By nasv

That looks like a fun loop... though I'm not even...

That looks like a fun loop... though I'm not even sure 2 water bottles are enough even with the water stop after French Creek. Sunday's a no-go for me though, have a safe ride!

-Nico
07-01-09, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By nasv

At Greenville and 580, on the eastern tip of...

At Greenville and 580, on the eastern tip of Livermore, there's a gas station I've used to fill-up. They even have a bathroom. I think this is toward the end of your loop though :(
06-23-09, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By nasv

Oh I can step up, the fitness/distance isn't the...

Oh I can step up, the fitness/distance isn't the issue... it's that there are not enough hours in the day and I want to do other things also :D ... home by 2pm is good though!
06-23-09, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By nasv

hahaha... I hear ya :D Unfortunately I'm booked...

hahaha... I hear ya :D Unfortunately I'm booked this whole weekend :o

We need to plan out more 50-60 milers (that way I can do more than just ride for most of the day on one of my short weekend...
06-23-09, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By nasv

I missed this... but BART is thinking of striking...

I missed this... but BART is thinking of striking :( ********************?
06-17-09, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By nasv

Sounds awesome, and I really really want to do...

Sounds awesome, and I really really want to do that loop, but I can't make it this time, I'm racing this weekend :D
06-06-09, 04:42 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 7,586
Posted By nasv

Unfortunately I'm not sure if this date will work...

Unfortunately I'm not sure if this date will work for me, but just in case, here's my time via NORTHGATE (in case it matters), from the kiosk to summit: 1 hour, 12 minutes

If I do end up getting a...
06-04-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,035
Posted By nasv

Newb questions: --what in the world is FTP with...

Newb questions:
--what in the world is FTP with relation to training? (Google yields file transfer protocol :p)
--This thread is super relevant to me as most of my training is within flats and I...
06-01-09, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By nasv

Yup... not all the way to the top, but it's...

Yup... not all the way to the top, but it's NORTHGATE road instead of the easier (IMHO) southgate road :p
06-01-09, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By nasv

That sounds awesome, I'd really like to do just...

That sounds awesome, I'd really like to do just the Folsom lake loop... but not Sunday... maybe next time.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By nasv

When I used to live in TX, in the summers the...

When I used to live in TX, in the summers the interior of the car regularly made it to 160F and higher (this was not covered parking though)... I didn't ride then, so don't know how it would actually...
05-25-09, 11:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,344
Posted By nasv

Mt. Diablo... from NORTHGATE!!! Meet at Arbolado...

Mt. Diablo... from NORTHGATE!!! Meet at Arbolado Park! ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,230
Posted By nasv

I want to echo that nutrition is key, but not...

I want to echo that nutrition is key, but not only during the ride. Make it a habit everyday (on or off the bike) to be particular of what you eat. I don't mean crazy diet, don't eat unhealthy...
05-24-09, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By nasv

So cool to put names with aliases... and faces :p...

So cool to put names with aliases... and faces :p ... Chris and Deb, thanks for letting me draft the train, I mean tandem, for so many miles.

Curtis, I'm glad you still enjoyed yourself with so...
05-23-09, 09:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

@Eric: definitely we need to do Napa ride ...

@Eric: definitely we need to do Napa ride

@Joel: thanks for organizing this ride!!!

Everyone else, sorry I didn't stop on the trail... this was my first century so I had to make it official and...
05-23-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By nasv

C4 Racing team... Mt.Diablo hill climb TT?

Hello Contra Costa Cycling Club members, if you're here :) ... I'm eager for the Mt. Diablo Hill Climb TT but registration link isn't live here http://www.ncnca.org/road/ and according to your site,...
05-23-09, 07:37 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

Good plan... I'll try to be there 8:15ish.

Good plan... I'll try to be there 8:15ish.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-09, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,580
Posted By nasv

Ditto. Last year I was between the 2008 CAAD9-5...

Ditto. Last year I was between the 2008 CAAD9-5 and the 2008 Allez Elite, and the Allez easily won for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-09, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,583
Posted By nasv

You'll love the Allez!

You'll love the Allez!
05-23-09, 07:20 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

Who's up and ready to rock and ride? @Joel,...

Who's up and ready to rock and ride?

@Joel, I'll try to arrive a little early and get ready at your place :)
05-22-09, 02:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

If she had more time, we'd totally be down... but...

If she had more time, we'd totally be down... but she's probably looking for some "us" time :love:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,102
Posted By nasv

haha, I thought that was funny. I'm sure all...

haha, I thought that was funny. I'm sure all those high end bikes are awesome; I also have an Allez, really enjoy it, and want to avoid the upgrade bug as much as possible... the Allez works very...
05-22-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

Same here... my wife (who regularly works 100+...

Same here... my wife (who regularly works 100+ hours per week) actually has a short day tomorrow so I want to be home as quickly as possible to hang out with her.

Btw, I like you're alias... ALLEZ...
05-21-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,944
Posted By nasv

Dibs on drafting tandem! :p

Dibs on drafting tandem! :p
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By nasv

I'd be hesitant personally, but I've never seen...

I'd be hesitant personally, but I've never seen them. I have the FI Uno's... super cool :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-09, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By nasv

I have an Aluminum bike with the Elites... seems...

I have an Aluminum bike with the Elites... seems stiff but not harsh to me. YMMV.
05-15-09, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By nasv

Sorry man... I meeting a friend from the Bay for...

Sorry man... I meeting a friend from the Bay for a ride this Sat and Sunday's usually a conflict for me :( ... but we'll have a good 100 miles next weekend ;)
05-13-09, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By nasv

I really wanted to do this one, but my sister's...

I really wanted to do this one, but my sister's graduation falls on the same day :(
05-12-09, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By nasv

Parking in Tracy?

I may be meeting with a friend of mine from the South Bay to do some of the hills between Tracy and Livermore: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/ca/tracy/203822533

Does anyone have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,092
Posted By nasv

That price does seem high, but maybe they're...

That price does seem high, but maybe they're doing total video analysis and everything on you. I also recently had the BG fit done and it was a night-and-day difference for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,538
Posted By nasv

I just bought a trunk mount, and I can definitely...

I just bought a trunk mount, and I can definitely understand the initial nerves of having the beautiful bike hold on to dear life via nylon straps :twitchy: . What I don't understand that you...
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