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04-19-11, 10:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,018
Posted By leed

It was to my understanding that if you bring your...

It was to my understanding that if you bring your heart rate up too much (enter the anaerobic stage of exercise) your energy source moves to carbs instead of fats as in aerobic. Assuming there is a...
04-10-11, 11:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By leed

That explains the bulging tires: ...

That explains the bulging tires:
http://www.red2bicycle.com/product_images/s/438/bike-sample__63556_zoom.jpg
03-27-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,934
Posted By leed

They're designed to be aerodynamic. By mechanics,...

They're designed to be aerodynamic. By mechanics, though, they are laterally more flexible, which is something that none of us really have to worry too much about.

I can also vouch for H+son...
03-27-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,940
Posted By leed

You want convenience and low cost (something I...

You want convenience and low cost (something I long for too often). Convenient solutions are often times expensive (though they are inconvenient because of their cost), eg. S3X hub, another wheelset,...
03-23-11, 10:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,394
Posted By leed

They may create drag... But at our level, and...

They may create drag... But at our level, and dare I say anyone elses, nowhere near even a considerable amount. Spinning a wheel alone will have much less inertia than spinning the wheel via going...
03-09-11, 07:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,453
Posted By leed

I do skid, but I probably go through a tire every...

I do skid, but I probably go through a tire every 6 months or more.
02-25-11, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,175
Posted By leed

http://www.citygrounds.com/blog/wp-content/uploads...

http://www.citygrounds.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/hed3wheel.jpg

Hahaha, but seriously, there are a few designs for wheels with carbon spokes that are sold on the market:

Mavic Cosmic...
02-24-11, 07:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By leed

One other thing about the Radbot lights, is that...

One other thing about the Radbot lights, is that some states/counties do not consider a light a reflector by law. Which is why the RadBot has both (and if your battery dies, you still a greater...
02-23-11, 11:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,715
Posted By leed

+1 on PDW Radbot1000 Planet Bike SF is...

+1 on PDW Radbot1000

Planet Bike SF is great, but I lost half of it (the important half) due to bump roads, the Radbots don't have this issue at all. I also lost a Princeton Tech Swerve the same...
02-22-11, 11:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,543
Posted By leed

Whenever I fly, I find it cheaper to ship than to...

Whenever I fly, I find it cheaper to ship than to move as luggage. But I've only flown along the eastern seaboard and into the midwest, so shipping rates < oversized luggage rates.
02-22-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,363
Posted By leed

I will say that Sugoi shorts are pretty darn...

I will say that Sugoi shorts are pretty darn comfortable (I've had Sugoi Evolution shorts for a year now, still in great shape). But I do wish I had seen that Voler website before, they look like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,524
Posted By leed

I use a grocery bag in the same manner (plastic,...

I use a grocery bag in the same manner (plastic, though). Old tubes also work well if you want something a little more lasting.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-11, 08:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,220
Posted By leed

It's always nice, and it really depends on where...

It's always nice, and it really depends on where you are. I will give the head-nod-of-approval to lots, but it gets tiring if there are a lot of people, so sometimes I just give four fingers with my...
02-19-11, 10:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,255
Posted By leed

I ride to and from school and work with clipless...

I ride to and from school and work with clipless (Quattro SL's). I don't walk far from the bike rack to wherever I sit down, so sometimes I just wear my shoes throughout (older Nike's with carbon...
02-15-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,884
Posted By leed

Classic drops tend to go close to 90 degrees...

Classic drops tend to go close to 90 degrees before they go forward and drop down. The curve is simply that, no ergo flatspots or anything. Trackdrops tend to curve forward before they start to drop...
02-14-11, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 600
Posted By leed

The weight imbalance will have a negligible...

The weight imbalance will have a negligible effect on your steering, or really anything for that matter. Chances are either you have some brake rub or your wheel is not centered or is out of true.
02-13-11, 10:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 17,644
Posted By leed

Like some others: ...

Like some others:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mUH%2BG11bL.jpg
01-16-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By leed

I wish our closest velodrome wasn't 4 hours...

I wish our closest velodrome wasn't 4 hours away.. Sounds like fun!
01-16-11, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,090
Posted By leed

I think, but am not sure, that cc700 was only...

I think, but am not sure, that cc700 was only teasing (hence the 'jeluz').
01-13-11, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 723
Posted By leed

Yeah... I don't follow..

Yeah... I don't follow..
01-13-11, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By leed

I don't know, I bought two cheap wheelsets from...

I don't know, I bought two cheap wheelsets from them that suited me quite well (until a lip folded in). It's not top notch, but I'd say you get more than your moneys worth. Granted, I only paid 100...
01-13-11, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,573
Posted By leed

You will find that at most of our levels of...

You will find that at most of our levels of cycling, brakes are brakes. The only thing you need to look out for is: Quick-release, Reach, and Barrel adjuster. These are really the only things you...
01-13-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,693
Posted By leed

Hmm... Angled up fork ends.. Strange.

Hmm... Angled up fork ends.. Strange.
01-12-11, 01:06 AM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 555,628
Posted By leed

If I'm not mistaken, they only had a limited run,...

If I'm not mistaken, they only had a limited run, and I suppose that run ended when they moved under Coghouse.
01-12-11, 12:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,605
Posted By leed

If you thought the original geo is bad... ...

If you thought the original geo is bad...

http://www.tenfour.pl/TenFourFixedBikes/torro_gallery_files/shapeimage_8.jpg
12-26-10, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By leed

Well, that is not what I was getting at, but yes...

Well, that is not what I was getting at, but yes that can take play in the issue. Look at it like this, with a 1/8th ring and 1/8th chain, you're holding a 25 pound bucket with four fingers. With a...
12-25-10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By leed

This is no proven answer, but it would depend on...

This is no proven answer, but it would depend on your chain.

If you are comparing a 1/8th chainring and 3/32nds chainring with a 1/8th chain, then yes, theoretically the 1/8th chainring will last...
12-22-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,697
Posted By leed

There are a lot of circumstances where an...

There are a lot of circumstances where an irresponsible driver might not notice, especially in a suburban. They don't put a whole lot of detail into the accident, but it can't be any worse than the...
12-21-10, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,622
Posted By leed

How would he wasting money? Nylon doesn't need to...

How would he wasting money? Nylon doesn't need to be laminated, that's kind of the point. They last longer, the main issue with regular nylon straps is they have a tendency to slip. The 'rubberized...
12-19-10, 04:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,895
Posted By leed

My everyday: http://i51.tinypic.com/nwzyjd.jpg ...

My everyday:
http://i51.tinypic.com/nwzyjd.jpg

I ride clipless, hence the shoes.
12-19-10, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,636
Posted By leed

Translates to: The Sugino 75's spider are...

Translates to:

The Sugino 75's spider are hitting the chainstay. So, it's not yet an issue of the chainring.

Do you even know what length your spindle is? It sounds like yours is simply too...
12-17-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By leed

According to the Chrome Website ...

According to the Chrome Website (http://www.chromebagsstore.com/apparel/mens-apparel/cobra.html) it can be hung to dry. It's just merino wool, so drying it in the dryer with heat will shrink it.
...
12-17-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By leed

I agree. You may also want to look at his...

I agree. You may also want to look at his 'resume' (so to speak). I don't think you have much to worry about when it comes to build quality.

http://tetcycles.com/bikes/about/
12-17-10, 01:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,203
Posted By leed

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/frameset/tom/teesdal...

http://www.mtbr.com/cat/bikes/frameset/tom/teesdale-t-e-t-road-frame/PRD_351454_119crx.aspx

I'm sure you've come across that already. When it comes to paint, though, you have to bear in mind that...
12-16-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 436
Posted By leed

Headset too, don't forget that!

Headset too, don't forget that!
12-16-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By leed

My favorite thing about the Radbot, is the lense...

My favorite thing about the Radbot, is the lense and battery housing are held on by a screw. I have lost 3 lights (Superflash, Swerve, and another) because half the thing fell off after a bump.
12-15-10, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By leed

You may find that it will often be safer to round...

You may find that it will often be safer to round down your spoke lengths than round them up. This way you won't bottom out the nipples on the spokes and run out of threads -- thus not achieving...
12-15-10, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 597
Posted By leed

You know, I've been told since day 1 that...

You know, I've been told since day 1 that External BB's (especially those supplied with the SRAM GXP) will die out in under 1000 miles, but I am on my way to 2000 miles on the same old same old SRAM...
12-14-10, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,562
Posted By leed

I found 52-16 to be much more difficult than...

I found 52-16 to be much more difficult than 52-17, but 48-17 isn't much easier than 52-17, but that makes sense.

And the more you practice and get your form, balance and timing just right, it...
12-14-10, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11,686
Views: 4,995,140
Posted By leed

Built this up a few weeks back ...

Built this up a few weeks back

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VNN8oIAmtXc/TQG9PqSYiMI/AAAAAAAACAo/NDSPes5Lv-I/s1600/DSC_0561.jpg
12-10-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By leed

Well, actually, I lied -- I went from a Stamped...

Well, actually, I lied -- I went from a Stamped 16T to a Dura-Ace 16T to EAI 17T -- To explain the differences...

My stamped cog was a little warped and out of true, and I am super nitpicky about...
12-10-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By leed

It's also designed to work with your track-nuts...

It's also designed to work with your track-nuts and such.

But as far as the cog is concerned.. It'll work. It may not be perfect, it may not be the quietest, and it may not be perfectly round --...
12-10-10, 08:29 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,410
Posted By leed

Are we talking Metric or English tons here?

Are we talking Metric or English tons here?
12-03-10, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,363
Posted By leed

It's off an Orbea, it's off a year-old Onix,...

It's off an Orbea, it's off a year-old Onix, which was a 2600+ Racing bike. Unless there is something structurally or aesthetically wrong with the fork by use, the fork should be great. Having ridden...
12-03-10, 01:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,261
Posted By leed

Deserved, I won't deny it, but it gets the job...

Deserved, I won't deny it, but it gets the job done.

Granted, I will mention that my local stores consist of two Performance Bicycles, and a store that charges 10 dollars to push a pin out of a...
12-03-10, 12:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,261
Posted By leed

The only lockring wrench I know of with only two...

The only lockring wrench I know of with only two teeth is the one made by Paul, and that is a rather shiny penny. If I were you, though you may not like this idea, I would go to a local shop, buy a...
12-03-10, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,167
Posted By leed

The bottom bracket has absolutely nothing to do...

The bottom bracket has absolutely nothing to do with it. You'll notice that the bottom bracket spindle is designed to spin within the bottom bracket bearings. Even if it was loose, you wouldn't lurch...
12-03-10, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,231
Posted By leed

If you're considering trading them or trading +...

If you're considering trading them or trading + Cash, I'd just polish them. Polishing something from a black anodizing can be unusually satisfying, albeit time consuming.

Although, at that point,...
11-22-10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,597
Posted By leed

For the most part, you'll be burning the same...

For the most part, you'll be burning the same amount of calories. However, chances are you will burn more calories from carbohydrates on a fixed gear than on a geared or other such freewheeled bike. ...
11-20-10, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3,900
Views: 560,363
Posted By leed

Wiggle.co.uk ships faster than truly most...

Wiggle.co.uk ships faster than truly most American companies I've ever dealt with. No issues with them either, very very good prices (and free shipping provided you spend enough!). They have a HUGE...
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