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07-16-11, 08:06 PM
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Posted By skydive69

Thanks for the update - that's great news! ...

Thanks for the update - that's great news! Illigitimi Non Carborundum
02-17-11, 02:12 PM
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Views: 7,251
Posted By skydive69

From what I could gather from HED and other...

From what I could gather from HED and other sources - collegiate racing is the only place we need to worry about using HED wheels in USCF events.
11-19-10, 11:24 AM
11-17-10, 12:03 PM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

It looks like a super facility - when I was...

It looks like a super facility - when I was visiting him in Dallas last, we stopped by there so he could show me the place. I like going there just to go to Richardson Bike Mart - the ultimate toy...
11-17-10, 11:29 AM
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Posted By skydive69

Cool, I wonder if you know my son, Chris Scott? ...

Cool, I wonder if you know my son, Chris Scott? He is a fairly new cyclist but competed last season (or maybe the season before) and won the prize for first Cat 4. I think he has been too busy this...
11-17-10, 10:49 AM
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Posted By skydive69

Any of you guys competing on the Frisco Velodrome...

Any of you guys competing on the Frisco Velodrome - my son competes there.
11-17-10, 05:25 AM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Sweet looking bike! I'm not sure what tests were...

Sweet looking bike! I'm not sure what tests were involved, but the teammate I alluded to switched to the Mavic indicating that it was now the fastest front wheel. I'd love to see where the Zipp...
11-17-10, 05:21 AM
Replies: 38
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Posted By skydive69

Nate, it never even remotely occurred to me that...

Nate, it never even remotely occurred to me that mentioning the results of the wheel test would be even a minor issue. Results were already posted on FB by Neville who was one of the people tested. ...
11-16-10, 08:31 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By skydive69

By deep 3, do you mean the HED 3D? The big...

By deep 3, do you mean the HED 3D? The big difference between the 3 & the 3D seems to be at about a 5 degree yaw angle. As the yaw angle increases from 5 degrees, the performance becomes very close...
11-16-10, 07:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Yup, that's the helmet. The reason they did not...

Yup, that's the helmet. The reason they did not sell in the USA prior to this year was the very reason you mention, but it was USA legal when they commenced selling them. They might have run into...
11-16-10, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

The reason I don't think that is that these...

The reason I don't think that is that these clowns at Speciialized have had me waiting over 2 months for a replacement warrantied, cracked frameset. I was told that they have none in stock, but that...
11-15-10, 11:27 AM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

That's what made me ask the question. They were...

That's what made me ask the question. They were there then, but not now - why?
11-13-10, 02:13 PM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

I thought I was going to get a trip to the NC...

I thought I was going to get a trip to the NC wind tunnel. I would have found it particularly fascinating in that by schooling I was an aeronautical engineer (airline pilot by profession). I was in...
11-13-10, 12:17 PM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Fascinating information! I was not aware of the...

Fascinating information! I was not aware of the adjustability of the Giro. I had a Louis Garneau Rocket that laid perfectly on my back. I crashed with it, and LG replaced it but I had been using a...
11-13-10, 10:48 AM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Hey Ken, good to see you. I had fun on the club...

Hey Ken, good to see you. I had fun on the club ride this AM coming back. Went off the front and was lucky enough to pick up a SUV to pace and I was able to hold 33+ for a considerable period of...
11-13-10, 04:56 AM
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Posted By skydive69

I guess we are going to get philosophical now - I...

I guess we are going to get philosophical now - I love this forum. I care because I like the looks of the helmet and I want one. Also, I tried one on once and in the TT position, it rests perfectly...
11-13-10, 04:48 AM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Well Racer Ex, when I asked them years ago why...

Well Racer Ex, when I asked them years ago why they were for sale in Europe and not the USA, I got a bunch of bull**** from them and I had my dose of that lately. I know they are terrible helmets...
11-12-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

It was available for years in Europe before they...

It was available for years in Europe before they finally made it available in the states. Now any URL pointing to it on their website no longer exists. They certainly had it certified prior to...
11-12-10, 07:25 PM
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Views: 2,271
Posted By skydive69

Why did Specialized stop showing the TT2 time trial helmet on their website?

Specialized started offering the TT2 helmet for sale in the states this year, but it has suddenly disappeared from their website. Does anyone know why they have apparently reverted to the decision...
10-10-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,251
Posted By skydive69

Interesting, thanks guys. I'm amazed then that I...

Interesting, thanks guys. I'm amazed then that I have never seen a pair of HED3s in a RR or Crit. My significant other used a set to set a PR and win a state TT championship, and I love the way...
10-10-10, 01:47 PM
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Views: 7,251
Posted By skydive69

I found that after posting. Apparently 16 spoke...

I found that after posting. Apparently 16 spoke wheels is the minimum acceptable under UCI rules for mass starts and of course the HED3 is not on the list of accepted HED wheels. I've raced with a...
10-10-10, 11:32 AM
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Views: 7,251
Posted By skydive69

Is there a rule prohibiting wheels such as the HED3 in USAC road races?

Does anyone know is there is a specific rule that prohibits the use of large carbon spoked wheels such as the HED3 in USAC sanctioned road races and criteriums? Thanks.
07-17-10, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 368
Posted By skydive69

On a Dura-ace 7800 derailleur, is the L adjustment screw the inner or outer screw?

I note that the screws are not marked L and H. Which is which and is the 7900 the same? Thanks.
03-28-10, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

I appreciate the input.

I appreciate the input.
03-28-10, 01:43 PM
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Posted By skydive69

Coincidentally, I met Yip Tsang the night before...

Coincidentally, I met Yip Tsang the night before in the official hotel's lobby and I was chatting with him. I didn't realize he was that fast. Dave is going to two world championship events this...
03-28-10, 11:09 AM
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Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

Yes, Nate, but I call him the V-man in that I...

Yes, Nate, but I call him the V-man in that I believe that he is secretly a super hero. I know that one day when he is hauling butt on a TT course, his cape is going to come flying out from under...
03-27-10, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

Ken, I guess we're all in the same boat. I like...

Ken, I guess we're all in the same boat. I like to do more of a build up in my first two weeks of peaking, but there's no time. It's amazing what someone will do for pride. Last year I won the...
03-27-10, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

Tell that to our president, the V-Man! He's been...

Tell that to our president, the V-Man! He's been back to the wind tunnel with John Cobb since he blazed to a 50:46 40K last year. I got turned on to the Assos suit by him. It legitimately showed...
03-27-10, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

I did check and they do carry a lot of Assos...

I did check and they do carry a lot of Assos stuff. I guess they don't stock the skinsuit. When I did a query on "skinsuit," the only thing that came up was the Hincapie suit which BTW, is just as...
03-27-10, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,569
Posted By skydive69

Assos Skinsuit Sizing

I want to purchase an Assos Cs.uno AeroChronosuit (skinsuit), and in that they are so incredibly expensive, I want to make sure I get the sizing correct. I have found some older threads around the...
03-07-10, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,477
Posted By skydive69

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and...

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and add your input - all great information. I'm pretty much convinced that I'm going to get one. I wish they would have had a color choice other than...
03-07-10, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,477
Posted By skydive69

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your...

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your very thorough reply. You have answered all of my questions. I was particularly interested in the ability to have a large speed readout on the top...
03-07-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,477
Posted By skydive69

Questions about Garmin Edge 500

I'm considering purchasing a Garmin 500 and have some questions:

1) I know that one can customize the data fields, but are the data field positions customizable? For example, can I make the speed...
12-14-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By skydive69

Thanks Wildwood. It was a long, hard, painful...

Thanks Wildwood. It was a long, hard, painful struggle with a happy, successful ending! :)
12-14-09, 02:04 PM
12-14-09, 05:20 AM
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Views: 626
Posted By skydive69

Thanks so much George - I hope you enjoy the book.

Thanks so much George - I hope you enjoy the book.
12-13-09, 08:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By skydive69

Thanks 47 - the cover photo is with that zebra...

Thanks 47 - the cover photo is with that zebra suit which is what I was wearing when I crashed. The gloves in the cover photo are the ripped ones I was wearing at the time of the crash. It has been...
12-13-09, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
Posted By skydive69

Book is available that might be of interest to some of you 50+ chaps

A book has just been published that tells the story of how I fractured my neck in a time trial race in 2005, and my subsequent comeback from that life threatening injury to winning 11 Florida state...
12-07-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By skydive69

Thanks so much - I just ordered one on eBay. I'm...

Thanks so much - I just ordered one on eBay. I'm using the KMC X10sl with the link that comes with it.
12-07-09, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By skydive69

Removing Missing Link on KMC Chains

I have always used Wippermann chains and the tool less master link goes on and off quite readily. I just purchased my first KMC chain, and struggled to get the missing link to lock which it finally...
10-01-09, 03:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By skydive69

Probably true pinky, I don't see them going into...

Probably true pinky, I don't see them going into fierce competition with their own Transition, but according to UCI rules, they will have to be available - of course probably in incredibly small...
09-30-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By skydive69

Okay thanks. :) I guess I'm a bit dense. I...

Okay thanks. :) I guess I'm a bit dense. I totally missed what you were trying to say the first time you posted the pictures. He, of course, was definitely on a Shiv at the worlds. ...
09-30-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By skydive69

Hmm, that would explain it. Perhaps the paint...

Hmm, that would explain it. Perhaps the paint job is throwing me off in that the Shiv he was riding and the pictures of the ones that you see are all pretty basic - sort of like the P4. I guess I...
09-30-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By skydive69

Good point Grasshopper - something I didn't even...

Good point Grasshopper - something I didn't even consider. The UCI has been playing hardball lately with the new aero designs even declaring the water bottle on the P4 as a faring and hence illegal....
09-30-09, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,529
Posted By skydive69

Cancellara's TT Bike

Does anyone KNOW why Cancellara was riding a Transition rather than a Shiv at the world TT championships?
05-10-09, 05:39 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 125,991
Posted By skydive69

The TT position is a bit different than standard...

The TT position is a bit different than standard road position as is the geometry of a TT bike versus a road bike. The riders I know personally who simply slap on a pair of aerobars to do time...
05-09-09, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By skydive69

Great looking bike, and those wheels match the...

Great looking bike, and those wheels match the bike perfectly!
05-08-09, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By skydive69

Does anyone own a Specialized Transition (current model) size M who is at least 5' 11

I'm curious if anyone out there owns a size M Specialized Transition of the current aero type who is 5' 11" or taller. If so, are you happy with that size. I ask in that I am 5' 11" and have a...
05-06-09, 04:29 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 125,991
Posted By skydive69

It is so true regarding TT helmets being being...

It is so true regarding TT helmets being being quite individual. The best time trial rider I know was re-fitted in a wind tunnel. About every helmet available was available for testing, and...
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