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02-28-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By heads up!

Basically B.S. Sure, you could get away with...

Basically B.S.

Sure, you could get away with 2hrs at endurance power without calories, but without any indication of the intensity of the ride, it's pretentious and simply incorrect to just tell...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-10, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2,833
Views: 611,593
Posted By heads up!

You might be able to find a Cannondale dealer who...

You might be able to find a Cannondale dealer who can take out the sleeve. They've probably seen it before if they sell a lot of CAAD9s.
08-04-10, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

In case anyone comes here looking for...

In case anyone comes here looking for creak-solving advice:

We solved the creak, but didn't exactly "find" it since a number of things happened at once.

1) Pulled off the crankset and applied...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-10, 11:32 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 20,751
Posted By heads up!

Let's dance.

Let's dance.
08-03-10, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

Fixed:

Fixed:
08-03-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

Also, just came back from my first post-Loctite...

Also, just came back from my first post-Loctite ride. I did wait 24hrs before riding.

The creaking/clicking continues. It seems to be worse while seated now, actually.

I believe it's only...
08-03-10, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

Quoting for Booger1

Quoting for Booger1
08-03-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

I hear what you're saying about it possibly being...

I hear what you're saying about it possibly being a frame tolerance issue, but couldn't it also be a bearing tolerance issue?

Head mechanic at the higher-tier local Cannondale shop is the guy...
08-03-10, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,694
Posted By heads up!

Not riding during Loctite cure time, important?

Recently reinstalled my BB30 bearings with Loctite (nearly certain mechanic used a green 6## variant) in an attempt to solve a clicking/creaking issue.

Literature says 10min set/24hrs cure. I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-10, 05:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By heads up!

Just silver spokes looking all shiny. ...

Just silver spokes looking all shiny.

Personally, I think white spokes would only tart up the whole thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By heads up!

Ok, ok. It's not a perfect representation of the...

Ok, ok. It's not a perfect representation of the BF Mafia's taste. To my credit, I think. Toupes, Taos, and Thomsons are all wiggity whack in my book.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By heads up!

Cut longer than has become the norm on purpose....

Cut longer than has become the norm on purpose. My rear shifting has never been better as a result, and I haven't found a drawback. Check the Park Tool and SRAM materials about how the housing should...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By heads up!

13.5cm from top of saddle to top of bars. (14.5cm...

13.5cm from top of saddle to top of bars. (14.5cm to center of bars, not sure how it's usually measured)

Thinking of going with 8 or 10 degree stem to get a little lower, and might try 140mm...
08-02-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,338,394
Posted By heads up!

http://i.imgur.com/4w7lq.jpg 2010 CAAD9...

http://i.imgur.com/4w7lq.jpg

2010 CAAD9 frame, 56cm / 2007 Premium full carbon fork
Psimet wheels - Kinlin XR-300, DT Comp spokes, Ptap SL 2.4 32h 3x rear, Alchemy Elf 24h 2x front (they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,321
Posted By heads up!

CAAD9 and Psimet Wheel Review or: The World's Most BF-Approved Bike™

Here's the current iteration of my CAAD9. I was on a 2007 model until a warranty replacement switched me to the 2010 BB30 version. Personally, I can't tell a difference in BB stiffness. It's the same...
07-28-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,644
Posted By heads up!

Congrats to a fellow Bruin.

Congrats to a fellow Bruin.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-10, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

Thanks for all the advice. There's some really...

Thanks for all the advice. There's some really good tips here for people to use.

For me, the narrow-width Specialized and Sidi options aren't going to work since I don't have narrow feet, just...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

The word direct from Sidi, "Unfortunately,...

The word direct from Sidi,

"Unfortunately, Sidi never made a low-volume model, only a wide-volume model (the Mega series) and a high-volume strap extender."
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

Interesting stuff.

Interesting stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

Those are for high arches, so they're not...

Those are for high arches, so they're not appropriate for a basically collapsed arch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 10:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

I don't exactly have $500-something sitting...

I don't exactly have $500-something sitting around for shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,573
Posted By heads up!

Shoe Success Stories -- Low vertical volume, flat feet

Short: I'm wondering what shoes people with low volume, flat feet have found to work.

Long: I'm currently in S-Works shoes (2009, single boa ratchet) and use the red insole. Under that insole is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By heads up!

But what if you need upgrades to get past the...

But what if you need upgrades to get past the moutain bikers and single speeds? Every think about that?

Get buying, mister. There's an economy to stimulate.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,072
Posted By heads up!

Not sure how to explain it myself, but I know of...

Not sure how to explain it myself, but I know of several other people who have seen this. Last time it happened to me, my shop's service manager was saying he'd really like to get the attention of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 11,072
Posted By heads up!

This thread pretty well explains why I can't...

This thread pretty well explains why I can't recommend Rival.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=60779

I've broken two right shift levers myself, and have no doubt the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-10, 12:56 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,459
Posted By heads up!

Haiku for CAAD: They will sell lots, but ...

Haiku for CAAD:

They will sell lots, but
end of an era indeed.
I hate those chain stays.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-10, 10:51 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 08:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,881
Posted By heads up!

Trek is attempting to shove total BS down their...

Trek is attempting to shove total BS down their customer's throats.

If there wasn't something fundamentally wrong, they wouldn't have changed the layup of the steerer tubes to reinforce them....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,985
Posted By heads up!

That's terrible news to hear. Hope everybody is...

That's terrible news to hear. Hope everybody is ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By heads up!

I've had bad luck with my rear Solitude (2008...

I've had bad luck with my rear Solitude (2008 issue) -- lots of broken NDS spokes -- but the front is rolling fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By heads up!

See OP? Just like I told you. Straight from the...

See OP? Just like I told you. Straight from the best wheel builder you can find in these parts.

For reference, I'm 155lbs and I just put in an order with good ole Psimet for a 24h, 2x, 30mm deep...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 878
Posted By heads up!

Apparently you're the expert here all of a...

Apparently you're the expert here all of a sudden.

Go ask a wheelbuilder, a good one, one who could build you the best 20 to 24 spoke rear build man's ever seen, and ask him what you should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,196
Posted By heads up!

I also wake up at 5am 3 to 4 days a week to train...

I also wake up at 5am 3 to 4 days a week to train before work, which starts at 9am. The longest ride I can squeeze in is 1:45hr, from about 530 to 715a.

10p to 11p bedtime doesn't cut it for me....
04-29-10, 09:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,111
Posted By heads up!

That only applies to stage race rules, by my...

That only applies to stage race rules, by my reading.

Smells like a new thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-10, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 837
Posted By heads up!

Why do you suggest taking a link out of the chain?

Why do you suggest taking a link out of the chain?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 07:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,023
Posted By heads up!

Ever use the Gore Bike Wear stuff with Gore-Tex...

Ever use the Gore Bike Wear stuff with Gore-Tex Paclite? I figure if that stuff isn't near waterproof and breathable, nothing is.

Something like this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,023
Posted By heads up!

How many millimeters of neoprene should cyclists...

How many millimeters of neoprene should cyclists be using? I figure 2 or 3mm, but have no experience. Any top notch brands for dexterity on a bike?

Those of us in the Mid-Atlantic racing scene...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By heads up!

How do you figure? The Campy UT system uses plain...

How do you figure? The Campy UT system uses plain cups installed on the bike, with bearings attached to the cranks themselves. Add the retaining clips, wavy washers, and hirth joint to the equation...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 12:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,434
Posted By heads up!

Actually heard it first from a teammate, but...

Actually heard it first from a teammate, but thanks for confirming.

Question: have you raced the group? Just wondering if learning how to use them goes out the window when you're at max heart rate...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,434
Posted By heads up!

That's encouraging. Thanks for the info.

That's encouraging. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 11:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,434
Posted By heads up!

Ignoring the functional difference of the Red...

Ignoring the functional difference of the Red rear shifter (has Zero-Loss while Force and Rival don't), correct.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,434
Posted By heads up!

I've heard a complaint on 6700 from someone and...

I've heard a complaint on 6700 from someone and want to see if it's bothering anyone else. I'll try to describe as clearly as possible:

When either brake lever is pressed inward, even ever so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-10, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 826
Posted By heads up!

Probably not a bad idea. Rival cranks rank among...

Probably not a bad idea. Rival cranks rank among the stiffest relative to weight and cost. As far as I know, the SRAM chainrings shift much better than when they launched. I went with Ultegra 6600...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-10, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,015
Posted By heads up!

All this for just 808s? I used to race Cat 4...

All this for just 808s?

I used to race Cat 4 with a dude on Lightweights. Freakin' Lightweights. And no, his riding didn't make me think he put them to any real use.

Enjoy the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By heads up!

The Kinlin XR-300 is a terrific 30mm deep...

The Kinlin XR-300 is a terrific 30mm deep aluminum rim available in 32h and white. Very strong relative to its weight, which is about equal with that of an Open Pro. Very cheap too, at $65 from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-10, 05:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By heads up!

Much appreciated. Can't wait to see it with some...

Much appreciated. Can't wait to see it with some deep sections.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,085
Posted By heads up!

That's the first good pic I've seen of the bike....

That's the first good pic I've seen of the bike. Can you post some more? I've only ever seen the catalog profile shot, and want to know what the stays, fork, and underside of downtube paint looks...
03-02-10, 12:17 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By heads up!

That gives me some inspiration. I need to stretch...

That gives me some inspiration. I need to stretch daily. Surprisingly, while I can't even get close to touching my toes, I can do invisible aero bars. Power probably isn't what it could be in that...
03-02-10, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By heads up!

I did two races that day, a 1/2/3 and a 3/4 and...

I did two races that day, a 1/2/3 and a 3/4 and am having trouble remembering which one. I think it was the 1/2/3.
03-02-10, 11:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By heads up!

Bingo on it being a headwind/tailwind combo. ...

Bingo on it being a headwind/tailwind combo.

Also, you're totally right about it being nice to have advance notice.
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