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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-16, 02:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,560
Posted By petalpower

If you're planning on spending much time in the...

If you're planning on spending much time in the mountains, I hope you're not going to be working a traditional work week.
Forum: Introductions
07-13-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By petalpower

Welcome - from a former Long Islander.

Welcome - from a former Long Islander.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-16, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,275
Posted By petalpower

~110/wk. 35mi group rides on Tuesday/Thursday,...

~110/wk. 35mi group rides on Tuesday/Thursday, and then 40mi on Saturday.

That' about the best I can do with a family with 2 kids and other obligations.
05-02-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By petalpower

Thanks guys for the quick help. Here is the info...

Thanks guys for the quick help. Here is the info on the bike, if that helps ( maybe all Shimano, FSA components have the same hardware?).
...
05-02-16, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By petalpower

Multi/mini tool to assemble a bike I'm shipping to Europe

I was wondering if anyone could recommend a decent multi/mini tool I can buy to bring with me in my luggage to be able to assemble a new bike?

I bought an inexpensive Merlin road bike to ship to...
04-11-16, 09:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

Going to contact them today and ask about any...

Going to contact them today and ask about any tariffs, taxes, duties, etc. as well as separate billing/shipping addresses. Thanks
04-09-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

You are correct. When you select the currency...

You are correct. When you select the currency and shipping destination on the site, it automatically calculates the VAT tax for Euro.
04-09-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

Initially I never even thought to think about the...

Initially I never even thought to think about the tax implications, but after doing some quick reading, shipping items from within EU countries is exempt from customs/import duties. That's at least...
04-08-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

That's what I assume as the shipping was less to...

That's what I assume as the shipping was less to Italy than it is to the USA

ETA: Their cust. support # is a UK number.
04-08-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

My family's house in one spot. Wife's family's...

My family's house in one spot.
Wife's family's house in the second.

Keep them so I have something to ride every year we go.
04-08-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,230
Posted By petalpower

What do you guys think if this road bike for $500/shipped? Other suggestions?

I'm wanting to do some cycling in Italy. We go every year to the same two places for about 10days/ea. Previously I was thinking about buying a quality folding bike, but was turned off about 1. the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-16, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By petalpower

This is another option. We basically go...

This is another option.

We basically go every year, and stay in only 2 places for about 7-10 days each. I can buy 2 pretty decent used bikes for the price of a quality folder and leave them in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-16, 07:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By petalpower

Thanks for the reply and info. As I'm...

Thanks for the reply and info.

As I'm learning, I see the max allowable baggage on both American and Alitalia ( the two I fly the most ) are 62", and the BikeFriday is 34″x33″x12″ folded.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,169
Posted By petalpower

Advice - Looking for a bike to bring through Italy.

Looking for a folder to bring with me to Italy. We usually travel to multiple places and stay a few days to a week.

Some info on me:


155lbs
5'8"
Would like to spend as little as...
08-01-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By petalpower

Thanks for the reply. I usually spin 100-120rpm....

Thanks for the reply. I usually spin 100-120rpm. Rarely do I spin below 90. I do urinate pretty frequently. It's usually clear to tinted yellow.

I have noticed on occasion that my mouth will...
07-31-15, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By petalpower

Thanks guys for the advice. Haven't...

Thanks guys for the advice.



Haven't noticed the tell-tale white "staining" from salt laden sweat.

That's Pepsi is the first sip of soda I've taken in probably a year. If I drink a full...
07-31-15, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By petalpower

Suffering - Severe leg cramping and literally no sweat

Figured I'd post this here amongst the racers as I feel we're more in tuned with our bodies, diets, and training.

Haven't raced in about 2 years, but still "train" and hit the fast group rides. ...
05-31-15, 05:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By petalpower

Driving my dad to the Airport, and then one way...

Driving my dad to the Airport, and then one way rental a car to return. Bringing my road bike and don't want to waste too much time diverting.
05-30-15, 10:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By petalpower

Good routes near I70 around Denver?

Going to be in Denver tomorrow and am looking for a nice ~30-40-50 mile route along I70 on the front range. Thinking about someplace around Genese? Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-15, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,959
Posted By petalpower

I'm an occasional racer that started on a Tarmac...

I'm an occasional racer that started on a Tarmac and had the same reservations as far as the Roubaix not being sporty enough.

To be honest with you, I notice a *slight* decrease in response when...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-14, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By petalpower

Good luck OP. They're discontinued, so you might...

Good luck OP. They're discontinued, so you might have some trouble sourcing one.

i needed a lock nut/cone for my front hub, and had to end up ordering a whole axle assy.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 102,761
Posted By petalpower

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/motoracer...

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/motoracer51/20140915_162200_zpskk8hhr1q.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-14, 05:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,688
Posted By petalpower

Usually, my businesses.

Usually, my businesses.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-14, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,514
Posted By petalpower

Sorry to hear OP. I'm dealing with a RS80...

Sorry to hear OP.

I'm dealing with a RS80 issue myself, although not nearly as bad as yours.

The cones/lock nuts wore out, IMHO, prematurely, and they're nearly impossible to get replacements. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,146
Posted By petalpower

It takes me less than 5 minutes to perform my...

It takes me less than 5 minutes to perform my cleaning.

It's worth the trouble as I like a quiet drivetrain with quick and precise shifts. YMMV
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-14, 05:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,146
Posted By petalpower

Mineral spirits. I use a rag to clean the chain...

Mineral spirits. I use a rag to clean the chain and chain-rings. I cut rags up into 1" wide strips and "floss" the cassette. Takes about 5 mins.

Lube with WD40 DRY
09-27-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By petalpower

Training with 2 power meters(seperate bikes)

Here's my situation:

Quarq S975 on my old Tarmac
Quarq Red22 on my Roubaix

Is there any way to calibrate/setup both meters so as to ensure they are accurately reading equally (within reason)...
09-20-14, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,278,073
Posted By petalpower

Thanks. Dave from November took care of me well,...

Thanks. Dave from November took care of me well, and I'm 100% satisfied with the wheelset.



I originally wanted a Blue one, but they were impossible to find. I got a smoking deal on this one....
09-19-14, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,278,073
Posted By petalpower

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/motoracer...

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/motoracer51/20140915_162200_zpsplebeyec.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 04:04 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 43,195
Posted By petalpower

Palisade, CO to Fruita, CO and back over the...

Palisade, CO to Fruita, CO and back over the Colorado National Monument.

6 hours
103 miles
7,000' of climbing
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-14, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26,481
Views: 16,213,378
Posted By petalpower

Tarmac has been officially relegated to...

Tarmac has been officially relegated to winter/trainer duties.

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb107/motoracer51/20140915_162200_zpssp9vayxt.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 10:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,751
Posted By petalpower

3 beers? Weak.

3 beers? Weak.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-14, 09:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,751
Posted By petalpower

What caused the knee to need to be replaced? ...

What caused the knee to need to be replaced? Injury, over use from cycling, etc?

good luck
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By petalpower

Not if they're discontinued, which in my case,...

Not if they're discontinued, which in my case, the RS80s are.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18,543
Views: 3,655,441
Posted By petalpower

SRAM Red22 Quarq and a set of November Rail 52s...

SRAM Red22 Quarq and a set of November Rail 52s to for the new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-14, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,584
Posted By petalpower

I have a older set of RS80's. Great wheels, but...

I have a older set of RS80's. Great wheels, but after going through absolute hell trying to locate a replacement lock nut for the front hub, I'll never buy another wheel set that uses proprietary...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By petalpower

Hard to beat Kurt Kinetic Road Machine for the...

Hard to beat Kurt Kinetic Road Machine for the money.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By petalpower

I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, but man,...

I guess you gotta do what you gotta do, but man, if that isn't masochistic, I don't know what is.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-14, 07:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,221
Posted By petalpower

This is the correct answer.

This is the correct answer.
08-23-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By petalpower

Posted this in the OP, and figured I'd bump the...

Posted this in the OP, and figured I'd bump the thread too:

I've decided to get a second power meter. The new one will go on the new Roubai, and I'll keep the old one on the Tarmac. Mainly...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-14, 11:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,982
Posted By petalpower

I ordered a set myself about a week ago. They...

I ordered a set myself about a week ago. They seem to get great reviews and I look forward to trying them out ( my first set of carbon wheels).
08-08-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By petalpower

It says 73mm/MTB is for a Mountain Bike...

It says 73mm/MTB is for a Mountain Bike application. Am I missing something?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,896
Posted By petalpower

I live in Colorado. It sucks.

I live in Colorado. It sucks.
08-07-14, 02:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By petalpower

Thanks for the info. All these BB's are confusing...

Thanks for the info. All these BB's are confusing the heck out of me! I actually called Praxis and they said the ones for the GXP are still in development and not available.
08-06-14, 06:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By petalpower

Thanks guys for the advice. it appears that the...

Thanks guys for the advice. it appears that the Praxis Works isn't available yet for PF30 to GXP SRAM. I ended up ordering a Wheels Mfg BB. I should've remembered to ask Quarq , and maybe ill...
08-03-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,989
Posted By petalpower

Power meter dilemma - what would everyone do? (UPDATE)

Currently riding a 2010 Tarmac with a threaded BB and a SRAM 975 Quarq PM.

Getting ready to hopefully buy a new Roubaix SL4 with a OSBB BB. I don't know what I should do.

1. Keep current PM...
06-19-14, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,837
Posted By petalpower

Best bike/frame style for foward mounted child seat?

Please recuse yourself if you plan to opine on the safety merits of various modes of carrying kids - this isn't a thread discussing that.

Hi guys - My child has grown to hate the trailer, and I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By petalpower

none. I just take ibuprofen and glucosamine. ...

none. I just take ibuprofen and glucosamine.



not sure. I liked the leanness I was experiencing from limited carbs and the racing. I guess I went too far eliminating the major component of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-14, 08:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By petalpower

i ride usually every other day, although this...

i ride usually every other day, although this week I rode 6 days, albeit 2-3 days were real easy 10-20 milers.

My current rides are 40 miles or less with avg power about 75% of what I used to push.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-14, 08:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,155
Posted By petalpower

Constant leg soreness/fatigue

Been cycling for about 5 years now. Got pretty obsessed with it - racing, traing, etc. my FTP and overall fitness peaked about 2 seasons ago and then subsequently got a little burnt out. Since...
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