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Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-13, 06:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,629
Posted By kukusz

I like making my bike look nice, but I do awful...

I like making my bike look nice, but I do awful things like mix group sets (Egads SRAM RED and SRAM Force!) so I get pestered by my teammates that will spend extra $$$ to make the bike match. My...
02-02-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,075
Posted By kukusz

I think the OP did a decent job of trying to...

I think the OP did a decent job of trying to maintain the same protocol. However, trying to maintain the same lead up to the test (out more than a week) is difficult since it's rare to have build...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By kukusz

I have a CX bike but I run a Powertap... which...

I have a CX bike but I run a Powertap... which means I want to have power for weekend training rides and for commutes, so I need an intermediate tire. I might still run my CX bike to work but I want...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By kukusz

Great info guys. I'll report back with choice...

Great info guys. I'll report back with choice and first impressions once I get some mileage on them. Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 12:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By kukusz

Only come in 28c and I do not think they will...

Only come in 28c and I do not think they will clear in my CAAD. Wow, those are spendy.

Ok, looking at the GP4 Seasons, I do really like my 4000s. If I could get a tough version of those it would...
Forum: Commuting
08-20-12, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,660
Posted By kukusz

Commuter Tire for Road Bike

I have a CAAD10 that I want to use a commuter on mostly paved path (MUP) and hard pack with some gravel roads. I will be doing about 17 miles on paved paths and about 5 on dirt road each way and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-12, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By kukusz

CAAD10 35c?

I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this and my Google Fu is weak and I can't find another thread on this... but can a CAAD10 take 35c tires? Specifically Marathon Winters? I want to know whether...
05-23-11, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By kukusz

Can you post a link to a video taken with that...

Can you post a link to a video taken with that mounting position? Without knowing that how can we evaluate the quality of the setup? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-11, 02:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 959
Posted By kukusz

Did this get resolved? I'm having the same...

Did this get resolved? I'm having the same issue, the 25 mm stack needs to become 10 mm. I used a 10 mm FSA top cap and it didn't work, it wouldn't turn on the bearings.
03-31-11, 09:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By kukusz

Although the first response is rather blunt, it's...

Although the first response is rather blunt, it's pretty true. If you're talking about "protecting your bike from rock scratches" and explaining that MTBs are not allowed, this is not a good...
03-28-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,067
Posted By kukusz

Agreed. The rest of MDcatV's post is very...

Agreed. The rest of MDcatV's post is very valuable as well. At 150 or so lbs your FTP is more than enough to win races. Also, if you're able to hit 5 min intervals higher up the e-wang chart your...
08-07-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 459
Posted By kukusz

Carbon BB30 Frame and Fork Group Buy - Gauging Interest

I've been a long time member of the forums and recently was looking into some potential group buy options. I wanted to have an idea of whether it's worth the trouble. The timing is a little late...
05-04-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,549
Posted By kukusz

I believe this is the idea behind the 20 pack...

I believe this is the idea behind the 20 pack finishes (and 10 top 10s), so that domestiques that pop in the last 100 meters get a chance to upgrade with their sprinters, etc.

edit: although I...
04-09-10, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,638
Posted By kukusz

Seems like if you try, do it with power and...

Seems like if you try, do it with power and determine whether you can make your workout goal. If you schedule two hard days and fall short on day 2, you have your answer. You might not want to do...
04-09-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By kukusz

A good addition to the book is Joe's blog, now...

A good addition to the book is Joe's blog, now found at http://www.joefrielsblog.com/.
04-08-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By kukusz

I had wired power on my race bike and CX bike and...

I had wired power on my race bike and CX bike and switched the wheel out without a problem. I'm pretty sure you can score this pretty cheap these days:
...
01-31-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By kukusz

One take away - the race is always up the road.

One take away - the race is always up the road.
01-31-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,213,381
Posted By kukusz

My face has been used without the expressed...

My face has been used without the expressed permission of... well, my face.
12-02-09, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By kukusz

This is certainly not an issue, however how do...

This is certainly not an issue, however how do you measure these ratios?
12-02-09, 03:32 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,213,381
Posted By kukusz

I got as far as to pedal with my brakes applied...

I got as far as to pedal with my brakes applied to keep the legs spinning. Sometimes you get hosed and you have to stop, but I certainly don't count that stoppage time as riding time. The best you...
12-02-09, 12:16 PM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,213,381
Posted By kukusz

75 miles yesterday over mixed terrain. Base...

75 miles yesterday over mixed terrain. Base training is working, I'm going faster and faster in Z2. My Z2 is close to my old SST, my FTP must be going up as well. 60 more hours of Z2 in the next...
12-02-09, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By kukusz

Thanks for the replies, it looks like I'll try to...

Thanks for the replies, it looks like I'll try to find something in the VisionTech line, like the semi-integrated Trimax SI. I'm also going to keep an eye out for bar setups on Ebay, but the advice...
11-30-09, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By kukusz

Time Trial Bars

I'm changing my race bike last year (TT frame) into my TT bike. Any ideas as to what alloy bars make sense? The FSA Pro looks decent and cheap, but I have no idea where to look for other options. ...
11-26-09, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25,990
Views: 1,213,381
Posted By kukusz

Finished first three weeks of base, 15/18/18...

Finished first three weeks of base, 15/18/18 hours of Z2 with some SST, this week off so taking an easy 2-3 hour spin today and tomorrow. Next week starts bigger base 21/24/27 hour weeks. Getting...
11-25-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By kukusz

His goal is an Ironman distance in September. He...

His goal is an Ironman distance in September. He has done one before, so it's not like he's just pulling this out of his butt. He was just hoping to get some advice on how to structure his time,...
11-25-09, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By kukusz

Zone 2 Endurance Rides

Can anyone point me to some literature, post, or something that shows how long a Z2 ride should be before you see any benefit? I have a triathlon buddy that wants to do Z2, but only has 1 hour...
11-23-09, 12:52 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 16,282
Posted By kukusz

Wow, flex in the head tube sounds very strange. ...

Wow, flex in the head tube sounds very strange. Could this be your wheels flexing instead? Or perhaps a loose headset?
07-01-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By kukusz

Ohh and the Ridley Supercross... ...

Ohh and the Ridley Supercross...

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/frame/2007-ridley-supercrosssram-force-complete-cyclocross-bike-5218.html
07-01-09, 11:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By kukusz

Gary Fisher Presidio. Might be the winner.

Gary Fisher Presidio.

Might be the winner.
06-29-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By kukusz

Rival CX Bike

I'm looking for a Rival equipped CX bike. Any out there? I really want to avoid Tiagra/105.
06-26-09, 02:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,657
Posted By kukusz

Doing the 3/4 and 4. Hopefully this year my...

Doing the 3/4 and 4. Hopefully this year my derailleur cable will not break. New race bike being broken in for this, hope I don't kill it on turn 5.
06-24-09, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

Thanks, humble pie is tasty. MMMM mmmm good.

Thanks, humble pie is tasty. MMMM mmmm good.
06-23-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

BD fixed it, he is awesome. I was not...

BD fixed it, he is awesome.

I was not tightening the cable clamp enough and the cable was slowly loosening. On my ride over to his place it was actually not rubbing and then it started again. ...
06-23-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

I did, the FD is clamp on and one piece. It's a...

I did, the FD is clamp on and one piece. It's a clean separation between the frame and everything. Thanks all for the help, I will post back what I jacked up once we figure it out.
06-23-09, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

That was in response to "is the cable on the...

That was in response to "is the cable on the correct side of the tab" not "is it installed correctly".

User error, bah. I've done like 4 FDs without any issues. Certainly could be user error,...
06-23-09, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

Cable tension is very high. Anyways, if you read...

Cable tension is very high. Anyways, if you read the Park Tool FD installation, they say not to have too much tension when it's in the small gear. Regardless, it's pretty tight right now. I can...
06-22-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

This should work. Notice there is a gap where...

This should work. Notice there is a gap where the L screw does not touch. The FD is all the way out at this point, and in the 11-12-13 it rubs. I could ride it, but it produces a decent amount of...
06-22-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

Yes, it's correct. I used the guide on the park...

Yes, it's correct. I used the guide on the park tools website just to make sure. It's not rocket science, so unless there is some magical adjuster that I don't know about this needs a new FD.
06-22-09, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By kukusz

SRAM is so Hot Right Now

Repost with sexier title...

On my new Pedal Force QS3 the front derailleur rubs the chain in the big ring no matter what I do. I have the limit screw all the way out (the correct one) and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 460
Posted By kukusz

SRAM Rival Front Derailleur Adjustment

On my new Pedal Force QS3 the front derailleur rubs the chain in the big ring no matter what I do. I have the limit screw all the way out (the correct one) and have tried several angles and heights...
06-15-09, 10:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,515
Posted By kukusz

DOMS, SCHMOMS, you'll be fine. Hoping the 3...

DOMS, SCHMOMS, you'll be fine. Hoping the 3 weeks off the bike due to crazy legs cramps won't prevent finishing the RR.
05-21-09, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By kukusz

In combined races like 3/4, you get money based...

In combined races like 3/4, you get money based on where you are in your category. Upgrade points are combined, so if you finish 1st as a 4 but 10th in the race you get 0 points.

See the bottom...
05-20-09, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 774
Posted By kukusz

Wrong thread but geezus... 325 Watts for 90...

Wrong thread but geezus... 325 Watts for 90 minutes... Maybe in my next life. If I start doping now.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-09, 07:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,856
Posted By kukusz

Sella SMP FTW. I had major numbage until I...

Sella SMP FTW.

I had major numbage until I started riding the SMP comp. Sit bones get used to it things, your junk does not.

SMPs are a lot of money (Ebay price $200) but worth every penny...
05-18-09, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11,620
Views: 402,450
Posted By kukusz

Did Kelly Cup in Baltimore as a training race,...

Did Kelly Cup in Baltimore as a training race, almost all of my training these days is commuting to work (SST) so I needed some hard riding to test the legs. "A" race is Tour of Washington County...
04-20-09, 05:41 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 19,718
Posted By kukusz

Looking at this: 3-min All Out CP Test...

Looking at this:

3-min All Out CP Test...
04-19-09, 07:27 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,367
Posted By kukusz

Wow, you must be a seasoned pro to say that......

Wow, you must be a seasoned pro to say that... references?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,976
Posted By kukusz

He needs to fire everyone involved in this...

He needs to fire everyone involved in this travesty.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By kukusz

I can only speak to Scattante. My TT frame (road...

I can only speak to Scattante. My TT frame (road geometry) has a really PITA seat clamp. I had to epoxy my seat post in it. Otherwise the ride is good, much better than my previous aluminum frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By kukusz

I was afraid of that. I know Giant and Colnago...

I was afraid of that. I know Giant and Colnago have similar setups, I was just wondering if Reynolds or someone had caught on with some aftermarket (non OEM) options. The fork offered by PF is a...
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