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Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 10,350
Posted By dbf73

didn't look last time I was in a bike shop - do...

didn't look last time I was in a bike shop - do current production bikes have rounded edge discs?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,162
Posted By dbf73

asking the question a different way, what if any...

asking the question a different way, what if any brands seem to price their frames more realistically in comparison to complete bikes
11-28-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,629
Posted By dbf73

but if you did that, wouldn't you have at least...

but if you did that, wouldn't you have at least some well-funded teams (Trek?) having two teams (Trek A and Trek B) acting as one large team? just thinking out loud
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-16, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By dbf73

don't know, visually it doesn't seem much...

don't know, visually it doesn't seem much different - I put a Tektro direct mount on mine for that reason (vs the 9000 I had previously). apparently there are some other options out now (FSA, TRP and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-16, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By dbf73

I have a Mavic jersey I bought at the suggestion...

I have a Mavic jersey I bought at the suggestion of someone here a few years ago which is my go-to jersey when it is really hot out. Has held up fine for 3-4? years. Also a pair of Mavic bibs that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-16, 09:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,815
Posted By dbf73

I was with you all the way to the last sentence....

I was with you all the way to the last sentence. I think most people here have the experience that good normally non-complaining customers having a problem will get treated differently than habitual...
10-18-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,711
Posted By dbf73

was the decision to go to Qatar made under his...

was the decision to go to Qatar made under his watch or that of his predecessor? If the latter, did he realistically have the ability to change the site?

edit - heard on a podcast this decision...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,551
Posted By dbf73

it'd remove the need to wear a HR strap if you...

it'd remove the need to wear a HR strap if you are going to wear a watch anyway. question is - can you share the AW HR reading with the Garmin?
09-12-16, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,371
Posted By dbf73

do the strikes stay on a rider's record or do...

do the strikes stay on a rider's record or do they age off after some period of time?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-16, 09:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,195
Posted By dbf73

but then you have to pay VAT and attempt to get a...

but then you have to pay VAT and attempt to get a refund. don't remember the current rate
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 289
Posted By dbf73

Pearl Izumi Attack socks substitute

I have several pairs of these socks bought over time and have two versions - one a more fluffy, terry cloth kind of weave and the other a more conventional sock knit. Turns out the fluffy one (my...
07-25-16, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,602
Posted By dbf73

my impression (and I can't remember or point to...

my impression (and I can't remember or point to the source of it) is that he is fairly popular with his peers. In general, I enjoyed the coverage as a whole
07-13-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By dbf73

if you look at the schedule, you'll see NBCSN has...

if you look at the schedule, you'll see NBCSN has a TDF "pre-show" that starts 30 minutes before the main broadcast
07-11-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By dbf73

DVR ftw

DVR ftw
07-11-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By dbf73

why don't they show live power meter readings? I...

why don't they show live power meter readings? I saw these for the first time on the recent Tour de Suisse so I know the technology is there along with some commercial ability to do so. In awe at...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-16, 01:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,598
Posted By dbf73

unless you run pressures just above where pinch...

unless you run pressures just above where pinch flats start
05-18-16, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,495
Posted By dbf73

I add 2 hrs to anything on NBCSN since previous...

I add 2 hrs to anything on NBCSN since previous show aired live may run way long
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 07:34 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,027
Posted By dbf73

seriously thinking about a Focus RS to replace...

seriously thinking about a Focus RS to replace the current Jetta Sportwagen TDI
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-16, 09:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,049
Posted By dbf73

my lovely spouse did that once 5+ years ago, fell...

my lovely spouse did that once 5+ years ago, fell in the parking lot and broke her wrist, later requiring plate, screws etc. Nothing was ever said about the bike
03-11-16, 08:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,917
Posted By dbf73

kind of amusing - if you were banned for life,...

kind of amusing - if you were banned for life, why (or how?) would you ever pay the fine? perhaps as a condition for reinstatement?
02-25-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,939
Posted By dbf73

Upcoming world track championships

As an utter novice to track racing, which events (and when) should I try to watch? Which are the most accessible/compelling? tia
02-24-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 9,598
Posted By dbf73

close to my area and era. Delivered the Arizona...

close to my area and era. Delivered the Arizona Republic in the mid 60's for 3-ish years. Used a big tank of an old Schwinn with a springer front fork. Didn't have to worry about any climbing with it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-16, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,834
Posted By dbf73

which is closed down <scratches head> how about...

which is closed down <scratches head> how about revisiting this ancient (3+ yrs old) policy
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,211
Posted By dbf73

every maker worth his/her salt will have a...

every maker worth his/her salt will have a comfort/endurance bike at that level - Specialized Roubaix, Felt Z series etc
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-16, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,184
Posted By dbf73

Even very subtle changes will help. I was having...

Even very subtle changes will help. I was having occasional dropouts with my Garmin Edge 520 mounted on a SRAM out front mount which mounted to the right side of the stem and put the Garmin in front...
01-25-16, 08:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,178
Posted By dbf73

for some of those things that I can only get on...

for some of those things that I can only get on the phone or tablet, I just use a Lightning-HDMI adapter cable to connect to the tv
01-21-16, 05:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,178
Posted By dbf73

and my impression is, the screen they are...

and my impression is, the screen they are watching isn't that big - you may have a better view on a bigger screen
01-21-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,178
Posted By dbf73

Is Phil the Murray Walker of cycling?

Is Phil the Murray Walker of cycling?
01-07-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,403
Posted By dbf73

The Rider by Tim Krabbé is an excellent fictional...

The Rider by Tim Krabbé is an excellent fictional account of a race. highly engaging
12-16-15, 08:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,691
Posted By dbf73

I thought one of the ways they caught this was...

I thought one of the ways they caught this was detecting the presence of the particular type of plastic they use in the bags in the blood tested.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-15, 08:55 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,888
Posted By dbf73

this^^^^

this^^^^
12-08-15, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,914
Posted By dbf73

would it help this to allow subs only when there...

would it help this to allow subs only when there is a clear physical injury - broken bones etc? hard to believe someone would take a bone-breaking fall to allow a mountain goat in
12-02-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By dbf73

isn't the answer do a quick bike swap and then...

isn't the answer do a quick bike swap and then swap the wheel on the side of the road after the rider takes off? Is there some rule about the type of team cars allowed? Seems like something like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-15, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By dbf73

ceiling hooks in the garage ftw

ceiling hooks in the garage ftw
12-01-15, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,706
Posted By dbf73

might even be used on a course/weather basis -...

might even be used on a course/weather basis - where the day has lots of descending and/or is rainy might dictate discs
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By dbf73

you could also go with a mixed set - 38f/55r. I...

you could also go with a mixed set - 38f/55r. I have a set of 55's and they are great for most everything but a higher speed downhill run with a heavy crosswind can get kinda hairy. thinking going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By dbf73

Three criteria for choosing shoes - fit, fit and...

Three criteria for choosing shoes - fit, fit and fit. Carbon sole would only be a tie-breaker between two identically fitting shoes (such as from the same manufacturer) - nice to have and probably...
10-16-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,985
Posted By dbf73

I'm guessing they either get along famously or...

I'm guessing they either get along famously or you could sell tickets to their meetings
08-18-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,742
Posted By dbf73

It appears the final stage Sunday is on NBC

It appears the final stage Sunday is on NBC
07-31-15, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By dbf73

but what can they do when the live event in the...

but what can they do when the live event in the preceding time slot (or earlier in the evening - trickle down effect) runs long?
07-30-15, 11:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,743
Posted By dbf73

Because of this, I routinely set my DVR to add 2...

Because of this, I routinely set my DVR to add 2 hrs to the scheduled end of the program. Works a treat 98% of the time
07-10-15, 09:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,301
Posted By dbf73

Has anyone read the book Amazon.com: Lanterne...

Has anyone read the book Amazon.com: Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France eBook: Max Leonard: Kindle Store...
07-09-15, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,520
Posted By dbf73

because it was on the last lap - no need to. And...

because it was on the last lap - no need to. And yes - races are often stopped when the helicopter or medical personnel are unavailable if racing was immediately resumed or not stopped.

Do TdF...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By dbf73

tunnels plural. I have ridden road bikes on there...

tunnels plural. I have ridden road bikes on there and while obviously rougher than a paved road, not too bad. Be sure and take a flashlight for the tunnels
06-23-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,137
Posted By dbf73

sorry, I still have an issue with USADA and...

sorry, I still have an issue with USADA and Tygart basically hand-waving away the statute of limitations for LA. Had they not done so, they still could have stripped him of the 2004 and 2005 wins if...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-15, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,163
Posted By dbf73

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RKS04G?psc=1&...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RKS04G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage these are not free but work well for minimal cost
05-15-15, 07:02 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,431
Posted By dbf73

at least we have Jensie to entertain

at least we have Jensie to entertain
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-15, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,504
Posted By dbf73

those things we ignore :D

those things we ignore :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-15, 03:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,739
Posted By dbf73

Steroids were on MLB's banned list since 1991 -...

Steroids were on MLB's banned list since 1991 - most of his career. Testing didn't start til 2003. Sounds like cheating to me
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,308
Posted By dbf73

everything was in a drawer until I couldn't close...

everything was in a drawer until I couldn't close it any more. then moved the bibs to a closet and hang the straps on a belt hanger
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