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01-23-10, 03:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,725
Posted By Waldo

Presumably you got this resolved to your...

Presumably you got this resolved to your satisfaction already, but those are older B2 bars, predecessor to the current Contour bar. As noted in the warning in the picture above, the issue is purely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,123
Posted By Waldo

Actually, as our clincher bead is governed by the...

Actually, as our clincher bead is governed by the ISO/ETRTO standard that dictates that a road racing rim be compatible with tires between 18-25 mm, those tires are just fine. The aero penalty is on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-09, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Waldo

Barrettscv, that's the gist of it. We do see some...

Barrettscv, that's the gist of it. We do see some other very minute changes (and I'd have to pull up some tunnel data to get exact figures) but again that varies with yaw angle, and to a lesser...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-09, 09:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Waldo

It looks like the OP has settled on continuing...

It looks like the OP has settled on continuing with his current wheels but I wanted to chime in on some of the points made here in case anyone searching later on wanted this info.

To answer the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Waldo

Since 2003. BHBiker, I'm afraid I...

Since 2003.



BHBiker, I'm afraid I haven't yet put the Reynolds version of the Baradine pads through our testing so I hesitate to give any recommendation, either positive or otherwise. As...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Waldo

This was a bit of a misconception borne out of a...

This was a bit of a misconception borne out of a lack of familiarity with the design of our pads. Matt was concerned with the pad shedding hot material, as evidenced by the small tail of material on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-09, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Waldo

Sorry to say but that is completely incorrect. ...

Sorry to say but that is completely incorrect.

I can't comment on the Reynolds pads versus Swiss Stops as I haven't bothered to send them off to a lab, but our pads are made by Kool Stop with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By Waldo

It's true that we don't yet have a solution for...

It's true that we don't yet have a solution for the Flash-Point hubs but the Zipp hubs will work fine with the Campag 11 speed. The Zipp hubs can be fitted with an additional shim between the drive...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 06:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,302
Posted By Waldo

Perhaps my previous post was not sufficiently...

Perhaps my previous post was not sufficiently clear as it seems you are misinterpreting it, so I will try to clarify. Thermal dissipation is very much an issue for carbon tubular wheels given the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

Thanks for the kind words, and sorry about the...

Thanks for the kind words, and sorry about the image; for some reason it decided to make it the super widescreen version when I hosted it.

My degree is in mechanical engineering and I specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

I realized I didn't really do a good job of...

I realized I didn't really do a good job of answering the previous question...the best bet for getting the proverbial foot in the door is to check http://www.zipp.com/about/careers.php for openings....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

In our engineering group, most are mechanical...

In our engineering group, most are mechanical engineers with a bachelor's degree at a minimum. Many of us were able to specialize in particular areas, such as FEA, composites, fluid mechanics, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

I'd send 'em over on the official sponsorship...

I'd send 'em over on the official sponsorship helicopter, but I hope you've got a big yard. It takes a big chopper to ferry around the money we're practically printing. We've always got the official...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 08:56 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

I could say that, but it's simply not true....

I could say that, but it's simply not true. Besides, you surely wanted a detailed explanation instead, right? :)



I don't pretend to be an economist, but the unfortunate reality is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 04:31 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

I don't know if I should take that as a good...

I don't know if I should take that as a good thing or a bad thing. :D

If you thought the first paragraph was boring, wait 'til you get through the rest. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 03:03 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,060
Posted By Waldo

Well, I hate to dissapoint P-Cad so I suppose I...

Well, I hate to dissapoint P-Cad so I suppose I ought to chime in here.

The price increases in the past few years have been driven by several different factors, and I'll try to delineate some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-09, 01:35 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,178
Posted By Waldo

Next time you're by we should hit up the torta...

Next time you're by we should hit up the torta shop at the end of Main Street. It's awesome but it will take more than a few miles to make up for it. :thumb:
01-08-09, 08:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,648
Posted By Waldo

I have 8 that are in fairly excellent condition...

I have 8 that are in fairly excellent condition and one that's definitely not-so-excellent. One of my friends has somewhere on the order of 15-20 bikes, most of which are Schwinn Homegrowns and...
01-08-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Waldo

I'd have to recommend against the Pedros stand I...

I'd have to recommend against the Pedros stand I have as I find it's not very stable and the clamp leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to, well, clamping. Kind of a shame as I'm a big fan of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 08:15 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,885
Posted By Waldo

Pretty simple, really-that testing was done at an...

Pretty simple, really-that testing was done at an indoor velodrome.

Long story short, at the low yaw angles that will be seen in this sort of testing (extremely low relative to the typical yaw...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 07:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,885
Posted By Waldo

It's funny to see various versions of that data...

It's funny to see various versions of that data posted on various forums, particularly the multitude of times Jason has posted it on Slowtwitch. The really funny part is that he still hasn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 07:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,746
Posted By Waldo

This is incorrect-the Red crank is a true BB30...

This is incorrect-the Red crank is a true BB30 setup with bearings in the BB shell.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 08:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

The main difference is in the shape and...

The main difference is in the shape and construction. Most manufacturers use some variation on an inverted v-shaped profile, whereas Hed and ourselves use variations on the toroidal profile. We...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

Wow, I'm amazed that anyone read through that...

Wow, I'm amazed that anyone read through that far. Our skills extend far beyond dimples and into various facets of the government, which helps for getting those patents.
Which address would you...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-08, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

Before I begin the response here let me say how...

Before I begin the response here let me say how great it is to have DocRay back. I guess they don't do IP bans here or you're at least mildly crafty. In any case, this is hilarious; some of what...
11-25-08, 12:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,577
Posted By Waldo

Donated, just because I can't bear to see Brian...

Donated, just because I can't bear to see Brian like this.
That, and for fond memories of her tearing it up on a Yeti. :D
11-25-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,978
Posted By Waldo

You like your fixies like your women? :)

You like your fixies like your women? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 11:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,818
Posted By Waldo

Sadly, Rednecks that aren't fans of cyclists seem...

Sadly, Rednecks that aren't fans of cyclists seem to be a somewhat universal phenomenon. I still have a bit of a phobia of green late-90s Dodge Rams, but that's another story for another day. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 11:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

As I said before, the patent is fairly general as...

As I said before, the patent is fairly general as the effect of the dimples could be achieved via several other mechanisms; this is the reason it has not been tried by anyone else. Here is an...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

^ A good point I forgot to mention. The...

^
A good point I forgot to mention. The wheelbuilders out there will appreciate that we're now seeing non-drive side spoke tension on the order of 60-70% of the drive side tension as a result of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Waldo

Google and I have an understanding. :geek: ...

Google and I have an understanding. :geek:

That's an interesting smiley there; I figured it was somewhat apropos.

I had to do some digging. I found this article as well, but the article I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 09:09 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,557
Posted By Waldo

You're correct, though I forget the name of the...

You're correct, though I forget the name of the company that is making Storck's frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Waldo

Easton used our discs for quite some time, as...

Easton used our discs for quite some time, as with many other companies for which we private label discs and rims. They formerly used our rims but now are using rims made in their Chinese facility....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,777
Posted By Waldo

I like how people always spout this line...yet no...

I like how people always spout this line...yet no one has refuted any of our data over the years we've been going to the tunnel, and most magazine results have actually shown improved results...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-08, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By Waldo

The color difference you see in the braking...

The color difference you see in the braking surface of the rims you have is the result of the silca-ceramic treatment applied to our rims to improve braking performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,823
Posted By Waldo

Saying that the FP60 is simply an old non-dimpled...

Saying that the FP60 is simply an old non-dimpled 404 is a bit of an oversimplification, and there's certainly some misinformation in the Competitive Cyclist info posted above. This is probably not...
08-19-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Waldo

As the ISIS interface is standardized, any ISIS...

As the ISIS interface is standardized, any ISIS BB with a 108 mm spindle length will work with our 300 crank, presuming you have the appropriate BB for either an English or Italian BB shell. I'm a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Waldo

Sweet bike...but tell me you fixed the hoods (see...

Sweet bike...but tell me you fixed the hoods (see picture 3).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Waldo

As others have said, fit is the most important...

As others have said, fit is the most important criteria. It doesn't matter how nice the components, paint job, or price are if the bike does not fit you properly, as you will most certainly not enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Waldo

Hocam, you're onto something in that it's not...

Hocam, you're onto something in that it's not purely the elastic properties of the tube material that are the critical factor with latex tubes. What I stated was a bit of an over-simplification, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Waldo

Naw, if it's an easy one it can't be much fun. I...

Naw, if it's an easy one it can't be much fun. I like a challenge. :)

I don't doubt that the numeric system we use potentially is confusing to some, but when you have approximately 8 different...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-08, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Waldo

It's interesting that if you don't know the...

It's interesting that if you don't know the answer, our reasoning clearly must be idiotic. There's an easy joke there but I'll let it slide and leave it that I'd expect better from "the jamoke."...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Waldo

Near as I can tell (and correct me if I'm wrong),...

Near as I can tell (and correct me if I'm wrong), you're using the data for the Tufo clincher and tubies (the only ones I've seen on BTR at varied pressures-again, I could be missing something) to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-08, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 969
Posted By Waldo

Given your intended usage and riding in a flatter...

Given your intended usage and riding in a flatter area, I would actually suggest a set of 808s. If you're anxious about handling on the 808 front I would then go with the 606s, but I wouldn't be...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By Waldo

Google seems to believe there are several machine...

Google seems to believe there are several machine shops in your area....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 06:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,079
Posted By Waldo

I would definitely recommend Tifosi...

I would definitely recommend Tifosi (tifosioptics.com); I've had great luck with mine and found the clarity of the optics to be excellent (they use Carl Zeis in Kentucky for their prescriptions and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 861
Posted By Waldo

The typical recommendation we make weight-wise...

The typical recommendation we make weight-wise for an upgrade to Clydesdale wheels is 185-200 pounds, depending on riding style. The increased spoke count and traditional-flanged hubs result in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-08, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,114
Posted By Waldo

To expand upon this a bit, the BB30 bearings are...

To expand upon this a bit, the BB30 bearings are 42 mm in outside diameter, thus they are too large to be made to work with a traditional bottom bracket shell (aside from the whole issue of pressing...
04-18-08, 05:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,907
Posted By Waldo

This would have saved my butt one time, but as...

This would have saved my butt one time, but as Chuck pointed out there is the issue of spotting all imperfections when a customer brings in a filthy bike. In my case, a customer brought a bike in for...
04-18-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,546
Posted By Waldo

Cool, glad you finally got the wheel in (sorry...

Cool, glad you finally got the wheel in (sorry again about the wait) and even got the obligatory garage door shot. I always liked that TCR paint job.

Due to the nature of molding a carbon fiber...
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