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Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

Thanks knobster & roadiejorge for the...

Thanks knobster & roadiejorge for the compliments. I'm very happy with the new wheels. Compared with the Ventos they are lighter, aero and have lower rolling resistance running much higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 04:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

Update: now sporting a SMP Strike Composite...

Update: now sporting a SMP Strike Composite saddle, Chorus bottle cage and Corima 45mm tubular wheelset w/ Conti Comp singles:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 04:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By htfiles

Thanks guys. I wiped the pads down just with a...

Thanks guys. I wiped the pads down just with a rag. I suspect some has soaked in but I will keep my eyes on them for wear.

The pads braked fine, not as grippy as the stock Chorus pads but that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By htfiles

Right, I don't want to scare them off :rolleyes: ...

Right, I don't want to scare them off :rolleyes:

Carbon rims are a new one for me, just got Conti Comp singles glued on the rims, it's nearly midnight in Sydney and I'm looking forward to my first...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 891
Posted By htfiles

WD-40 leaked onto carbon brake pads, problem?

Quick question:

Should I be worrying about WD-40 having leaked onto the surface of my Reynolds carbon specific brake pads (some sort of cork compound)? I've dried it off with a rag but haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-09, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By htfiles

My full 11 speed chorus has come in from PBK and...

My full 11 speed chorus has come in from PBK and it looks great :thumb:

I ordered everything as individual components, only to see the boxed set come up after mine was all ready in the air. Could...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,946
Posted By htfiles

Having similar problems. Placed an order on Jan...

Having similar problems. Placed an order on Jan 19 totaling ~500 USD incl ~40USD shipping (PBK has far cheaper shipping).

Spokes I ordered were not in stock and was told they'd be ordered in. 1...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By htfiles

To keep things moving, here's a shot from...

To keep things moving, here's a shot from googling.

http://reviews.roadbikereview.com/files/2008/11/campy_11speed_bianchi_e.jpg
Bianchi use various bars on their bikes, not sure what this one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By htfiles

I think you did a great job on that :-) I have a...

I think you did a great job on that :-) I have a 2002 Prince with all alloy Chorus, it might not look too bad with '09 Centaur if I wanted to stick with the non-carbon theme ;)

Thanks to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By htfiles

Thanks, that's where the members pics in my first...

Thanks, that's where the members pics in my first post came from (and where the links pointed).

I'm trying to get a more targeted response on the new hood shape, I've seen plenty bar + hood combos...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By htfiles

Thanks for holding my hand :rolleyes: ...

Thanks for holding my hand :rolleyes:

:crash:

Looks like it's eBay or sticking with silver '09 Chorus. Hmm, I wonder if I could get them anodized black...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 835
Posted By htfiles

bars to match new Campag hood shape, show us what you've got

Here's two recent posts I've seen of bikes using the new campag hood shapes. I'm interested in the bars people are matching them with and where the hoods are mounted along the bar.

From DaveSSS. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 03:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By htfiles

Not bad, but...20 pounds postage to Australia. ...

Not bad, but...20 pounds postage to Australia. Bit of a deal killer. PBK posts to Oz for 7 pounds regardless of weight.

Any other options?

Cheers!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By htfiles

Ordering 11sp Chorus, want black brakes. '08 Record? Where to get?

Bit to much to get in the title.

I'm putting together a 11sp Campag groupset, almost entirely Chorus and mostly from PBK.

However, I'd like black brakes. I don't want to shell out for '09...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 702
Posted By htfiles

Hi, I'm in Sydney too. I've gone from...

Hi, I'm in Sydney too.

I've gone from Exustar carbon sole shoes to Sidi Genius 5-Pro. They're the new 2009 model.

I bought them at probikekit.com (UK online shop) for ~A$220 posted. They were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-09, 03:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

Yes, I took the punt without trying them on and...

Yes, I took the punt without trying them on and am happy. If I had gone with the 43, the big toe on my longer foot would have been painfully pressed against the front of the shoe. I could probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-09, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,951
Posted By htfiles

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zADtj7cKL....

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41zADtj7cKL._SS500_.jpg

SIDI Genius 5-Pro
2 x Deda Dog Fangs
2 x Look Keo Grip 4.5 float
bag of ten cable end things to crimp on
cheapo cycling sunglasses...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

Canceled my 43 size order at TotalCycling. ...

Canceled my 43 size order at TotalCycling.

Ordered all black Genius 5 2009 size 44 from Probikekit for 99 GBP. Grabbed two sets of grey Look Keo Grip cleats for 11.5 GBP. Sure beats the 45 AUD I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-09, 08:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,076
Posted By htfiles

Good points from ericm979. I've been...

Good points from ericm979.

I've been vegetarian since birth. Ranging from vegan to ovo-lacto over the past ~25 yrs. I don't take supplements.

Never any issues, never felt slowed by my diet in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

My socks are Assos skinwebs which are quite thin....

My socks are Assos skinwebs which are quite thin. (Thank you xmas!!!)

I'm in Sydney, Australia.

Most of the serious bike shops sell them. The Genius 5's are all around AUD$350 or so. That's...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

Cheers guys. More info: My current...

Cheers guys.

More info:

My current shoes are EXUSTAR Carbon Road Shoes (E-SR212) size 44 Euro.

They feel very comfortable and hold my heel and mid part of my shoe down well, but my toes can...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

Ok mystery is beginning to unravel. A4 =! US...

Ok mystery is beginning to unravel.

A4 =! US Letter

Sidi Shoe Sizer says 'make one continous strip that measures 20". Two US Letter sheets would stack to a length of 22". One sheet is cut to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 08:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,910
Posted By htfiles

Understanding the Sidi Shoe Sizer and sizing frustration

Downloaded the Sidi Shoe Sizer and printed it out. Standing on it tells me:
Left Foot: 46.5 ish
Right Foot: 46

Broke out a ruler (only has mm and cm, so inches are calculated) and carefully...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By htfiles

Hi DaveSSS, thanks again for your responses to my...

Hi DaveSSS, thanks again for your responses to my recent posts.

I wholly agree that the cost to weight benefit should be considered if price is a factor (which it is for me). I might be a weight...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By htfiles

spreadsheet - Campag 8pc groupset weights 2005-2009

I've started a little spreadsheet of published groupset component weights from various Campag catalogues from 2005 & 2007-2009.

I've only listed Chorus & Record (and SuperRecord for 2009) and no...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 05:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Flipped my stem and rotated the bars up very...

Flipped my stem and rotated the bars up very slightly.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=89591&stc=1&d=1229686308
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 05:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

It's a great orange and the carbon has a great...

It's a great orange and the carbon has a great amber colour in the resin. Here's a new photo with the flash, after I flipped my stem today.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

I recall reading that the headset is Pinarello's...

I recall reading that the headset is Pinarello's own design and difficult to find a replacement for. All that can be seen is a Pinarello headset cover on top of the heat tube.

I never saw the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 03:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

51cm ST 53cm TT The groupset works great. ...

51cm ST
53cm TT

The groupset works great. It has a new 12-25 Chorus cassette bought when I got the Ventos. The previous owner was running an Ultegra cassette on the Ksyriums SSCs pictured when...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 06:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By htfiles

M 2002 Prince in it's current form: ...

M 2002 Prince in it's current form:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=89502&stc=1&d=1229596982

It's about to get a black/silver Fizik Arione once the postperson delivers it...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 02:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

@ DaveSSS Thanks for the comment. ...

@ DaveSSS

Thanks for the comment.

Regarding saddle to handlebar drop, I measured the height of saddle and height of handlebar from the ground to find the difference, approximately 8cm. (taken...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Hmm... I seem to have just bought another bike. ...

Hmm... I seem to have just bought another bike. Salsa La Raza '06 to use as a commuter bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320324516035

Hopefully I can get the fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

It's in my first post: My current bike, a...

It's in my first post:

My current bike, a Pinarello Prince from 2002 has the following dimensions:
S-T (C-C) 51
T-T (C-C) 53
Setback 14.1
Seat Angle 74 deg 15 min
Head Angle 72 deg 30 min...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Another wrench in the works.... I had my GF...

Another wrench in the works....

I had my GF help me measure my arm span against the wall. 1.8m

How can I be velociraptor-esque with an arm span greater than my height? :(
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 05:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

From Wrench Science: WS Recommended Sizes ...

From Wrench Science:

WS Recommended Sizes
Frame Size center-to-center: 55 cm
Frame Size center-to-top: 57 cm
Overall Reach: 64.00 cm
Saddle Height: 75.06 cm
Handlebar Width: 38 cm
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Bike photo and bike measurements as I said I'd...

Bike photo and bike measurements as I said I'd give earlier.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=89502&stc=1&d=1229596982

Stem Length: 90 cm
Stem rise: unknown (kona stem,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

@ cartoon posters I had no idea...

@ cartoon posters

I had no idea velociraptors were such an 'in joke' with gamers or computer programmers or whatever you guys do. Glad you're having fun though.

I thought of saying T-Rex...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

@Wankel Thanks for the info. I'll look into...

@Wankel Thanks for the info. I'll look into cross bikes and the two models you mentioned. Head and seat angles affect reach but handling too.

I'm looking to achieve maximum comfort and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Thanks for your post. I read through the thread...

Thanks for your post. I read through the thread you've linked. It was really worth the read. Cheers!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 04:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Thanks for the post DaveSSS. Leg length to...

Thanks for the post DaveSSS. Leg length to height ratio:
you: 0.494
me: 0.497

I will have to redo these measurements because no one's ever commented on me having freakish proportions.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Thanks. I'm in Australia so I'm not even...

Thanks. I'm in Australia so I'm not even considering buying from CC.

I'm trying to get the best fit from my Prince possible (even at the expense of the 'look' of the bike).

AND

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

My bike may be a Prince but it's on the north end...

My bike may be a Prince but it's on the north end of 8kg. Not exactly light, nor $8k
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-08, 12:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

competitive cyclist's arm measurement...

competitive cyclist's arm measurement description:

Continue to hold the cylindrical object and extend your arm in front of you, holding your arm parallel to the ground. Try not to allow your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 11:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

@Ben_San Thanks, that's the sort of feedback I'm...

@Ben_San Thanks, that's the sort of feedback I'm looking for.

First I measured myself for each measurement (so some were not surprisingly difficult to do). This was the result:
Inseam: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

I'm actually fairly serious, even if the fit calc...

I'm actually fairly serious, even if the fit calc spits out #'s that make me wonder if I'm a freak.

With my current bike's geo specs listed above, I've had to do a few things I'd rather not have:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,817
Posted By htfiles

Is Competitve Cyclist's fit calc saying I'm shaped like a velociraptor?

http://www.dinoland.dk/Dinobilleder/Velociraptor_550px.jpg

According to the Competitive Cyclist I should be riding a bike with a 51-52cm top tube (C-C) and seat tube (C-C) of 55-57cm. Such a bike...
05-10-08, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By htfiles

KHS Aero Track. In 1997 it had the curved seat...

KHS Aero Track. In 1997 it had the curved seat tube, I don't know about other years yet.
05-10-08, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By htfiles

Cool I was at 'Mud' having coffee, can't remember...

Cool I was at 'Mud' having coffee, can't remember exactly where it is. Now I've got to find one of these frames in Sydney. Snapped a few bike photos on the trip... Here's two action shots:

NYC: ...
05-10-08, 07:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By htfiles

[QUOTE=jdms mvp;6669763]painted/powdercoated KHS...

[QUOTE=jdms mvp;6669763]painted/powdercoated KHS (judging by seat binder setup, and dropouts), yes they make (made) a curvy seattube frame

Cheers, that's the one. Thanks for taking the time to PM...
05-10-08, 04:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By htfiles

@ rduenas: The bike was across the sidewalk from...

@ rduenas: The bike was across the sidewalk from a cafe and I think the bikes' owner was sitting there. My reaction was the exact opposite, with the perspective of thinking the owner was nearby I...
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