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Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-15, 04:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,237
Posted By Medpilot

I'd consistently hit 55mph descending down Laurel...

I'd consistently hit 55mph descending down Laurel Canyon coming from Mulholland Drive. Seems like I ran out of gears with 53x11. Cadence was crazy fast.
06-08-15, 01:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 383
Posted By Medpilot

Swapping cranks on a 2009 Madone 5 series Shimano to SRAM

Hi all,

Just wanted to confirm what I need for my set up.

I'm switching from Shimano Hollowtech to SRAM 22. I know my Madone has press to fit bearings. For the BB and crank, I just wanted to...
05-18-10, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By Medpilot

Thanks for the reply. So would a 10sp Shimano...

Thanks for the reply. So would a 10sp Shimano work with a 10sp SRAM?
05-17-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,918
Posted By Medpilot

Shimano/SRAM (10sp) derailleur pulley compatibility

I just noticed I have a broken tooth on my lower SRAM Force derailleur pulley. I'd like to replace it with a pair of (ebay) KCNC pulleys, but the ebay description says they are for Shimano. Just...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-10, 02:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,437
Posted By Medpilot

I have a six series Madone (project one). Best...

I have a six series Madone (project one). Best riding i've owned so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,345
Posted By Medpilot

re: Nokon cables. I found them to be only...

re: Nokon cables.

I found them to be only slightly better than regular cables i.e. smoother with less compression. That alone is not worth the extra money for Nokons. What does make them worth...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-09, 03:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,356
Posted By Medpilot

Cross cabled mine up last night. I'm going to...

Cross cabled mine up last night. I'm going to take it out later today to see how she rides.

http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1319/p1000259.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-09, 09:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,356
Posted By Medpilot

Nice job, looks clean. I think I'm going to...

Nice job, looks clean. I think I'm going to cross cable my bike tonight.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-09, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By Medpilot

Here's my latest. I took 3 months off from...

Here's my latest. I took 3 months off from riding, so it's a wee bit slower than my usual run.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/19655439

My normal 20mi loop....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 03:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,375
Posted By Medpilot

imo, it depends on how much you tilt your hips...

imo, it depends on how much you tilt your hips when you ride. If you tilt your hips forward, then you can ride with the nose of the saddle level. If your hips are more upright, then you'll probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-09, 12:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,389
Posted By Medpilot

I've used both Shimano and Wiperman with Zero...

I've used both Shimano and Wiperman with Zero problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Medpilot

Nice bike, I have a matt black 06 Soloist. You'll...

Nice bike, I have a matt black 06 Soloist. You'll really like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Medpilot

The the OP, Is that really turquoise? Or is...

The the OP,

Is that really turquoise? Or is my monitor or your camera off just a bit?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Medpilot

I prefer Shimano FD over SRAM FD. However I...

I prefer Shimano FD over SRAM FD. However I prefer SRAM over Shimano for rear shifting.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Medpilot

Well thanks guys, that explains it. :)

Well thanks guys, that explains it. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-09, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Medpilot

It came with the standard 5.2 components which I...

It came with the standard 5.2 components which I stripped off last night. Stock it came in at 16.5lbs.

After I put my components on it came in at 15.5lbs.

I had a pair of SRAM Red brakes I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Medpilot

$3200 out the door. I'm thinking I got a good...

$3200 out the door. I'm thinking I got a good deal also.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By Medpilot

Madone Experts: Question for you

Yesterday I picked up a Project One from a Trek dealer. The bike was tagged as a 5.2 "project one". Here's my question. It indicates that it's made with red carbon and it also has a full carbon...
04-14-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,735
Posted By Medpilot

Thanks for all the replies. I picked up some...

Thanks for all the replies. I picked up some Aztec cables last weekend and I only notice a slight difference. I'll have to spend a little more time with them to see if they are worth the price...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-09, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,872,669
Posted By Medpilot

Posting this only for the Soloist haters. :D:D:D ...

Posting this only for the Soloist haters. :D:D:D

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/4061/dsc1998.jpg
04-06-09, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,735
Posted By Medpilot

Teflon lined inner brake/shifter cables

Anyone care to express their opinion on these?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Medpilot

My SLX's weigh in around 1500g, but they arn't...

My SLX's weigh in around 1500g, but they arn't the 09's.

Easton does not void the warranty if you have them trued elsewhere.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,242
Posted By Medpilot

could be a stuck paw in the freewheel. I had that...

could be a stuck paw in the freewheel. I had that happen last month. The creeking was loud and sounded like it was comming from the crank
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-09, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,329
Posted By Medpilot

It's not you, it's the brakes. I noticed the...

It's not you, it's the brakes. I noticed the same thing between Ultegra and the Cervelo labeled brakes. I believe they are re-branded Tektro brakes.
03-20-09, 01:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By Medpilot

Great video, horrible music.

Great video, horrible music.
03-16-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,469
Posted By Medpilot

Cable routing is about the same as most bars I've...

Cable routing is about the same as most bars I've tried. There is a groove under the top portion that allows for two cables to fit underneath.
03-12-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,469
Posted By Medpilot

I wanted the shorter reach/drop so I chose the...

I wanted the shorter reach/drop so I chose the Ergonova over the Ergosum. I could care less about the top since I barely put my hands there. I'll use the hoods more than the top.

*EDIT* Oops, I...
03-12-09, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,469
Posted By Medpilot

Thumbs up: 3T Ergonova Bars

I just got back from a ride with my new Ergonova Pro handlebars. So far I have to say I really like them. They replaced a pair of Blackbird Comp Pro handlebars.

The smooth graduation of the...
02-23-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Medpilot

Thanks guys. I used white lithium grease and I...

Thanks guys. I used white lithium grease and I never ride in temps below 60F. Gota love SoCal.
02-23-09, 11:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Medpilot

Any adverse affects to packing a hub freebody with grease? (Shimano Hub)

I developed a really bad creaking sound back at my rear axle/hub. I removed the hub body and found the grease was like mud causing one of the pawls in the hub to stick closed. I cleaned it up and...
02-07-09, 01:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By Medpilot

Is legal to ride down there? It's all fenced...

Is legal to ride down there? It's all fenced off, so I'm guessing they don't want in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-09, 03:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,246
Posted By Medpilot

It can be pretty bad. There are two 2008 5.2...

It can be pretty bad. There are two 2008 5.2 Madones for sale on Craigslist in my area for around $1500. They sold for around $3000 just last year.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By Medpilot

I've always had great service from Wiggle. They...

I've always had great service from Wiggle. They don't seem to come up in conversation very often on the forum however.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-09, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By Medpilot

Hey I think I drove passed you the other day. Do...

Hey I think I drove passed you the other day. Do you take Wilshire to the beach? Seems like traffic is a bit on the fast side on Wilshire. I'm looking for a better East/West transition road.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,726
Posted By Medpilot

Sure thing. And it's an SL. The difference is...

Sure thing. And it's an SL. The difference is the SL has titanium rails to make it lighter.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,726
Posted By Medpilot

I just got my Phenom in the mail. Here are some...

I just got my Phenom in the mail. Here are some comparison shots with the Toupe.

Weight:
Toupe = 168g
Phenom = 208g

The Phenom feels like there's two to three times the padding over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-09, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By Medpilot

Bunch of haters around here.... Looks good man!

Bunch of haters around here.... Looks good man!
01-26-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 973
Posted By Medpilot

Nice pics, thanks for posting. This inspires me...

Nice pics, thanks for posting. This inspires me to bring my camera out with me since I've been hitting the canyons lately.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 08:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,681
Posted By Medpilot

I think I'm only in the low 30's. But it's...

I think I'm only in the low 30's. But it's really hard to know if you're on a slight decline or have any wind in the mix. Slight declines can look and feel flat and wind under 3 mph is hard to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,246
Posted By Medpilot

Not a speeding ticket, but still proof.... ...

Not a speeding ticket, but still proof....
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/138/97226607hf2.jpg
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6875076



I"ll check out Kanan Dume. Looks kinda...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 12:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,246
Posted By Medpilot

I'll routinely hit 49-53mph on my 20mi loop going...

I'll routinely hit 49-53mph on my 20mi loop going down Laurel Canyon into the valley. I'd love to find a place here in LA that will allow me to hit 60. Anyone?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,493
Posted By Medpilot

Nah, I was on the fixed wing side of things in a...

Nah, I was on the fixed wing side of things in a King Air 200. I flew hospital to hospital transfers. I miss those days.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-09, 09:00 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,493
Posted By Medpilot

Charter pilot... Use to fly Air Ambulance, hence...

Charter pilot... Use to fly Air Ambulance, hence the user name.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 12:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,235
Posted By Medpilot

I wouldn't say I don't know anything about them. ...

I wouldn't say I don't know anything about them. I know they don't wave back at people who wave at them. It's not their life history, but it's something. It's hard to not judge people by their...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By Medpilot

Nice! Thanks for the heads up. Any idea on how...

Nice! Thanks for the heads up. Any idea on how soon?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,235
Posted By Medpilot

Um, well if you have to ask.... No,...

Um, well if you have to ask....



No, but I might to people that share a common interest. I don't always wave to other cyclists, but I'll definitely wave or nod back if waved at.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 11:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,234
Posted By Medpilot

My junk would go numb after about 30-40 miles...

My junk would go numb after about 30-40 miles with the Arione. Now I have a Toupe and no more numbness. The Arione did feel flatter than the Toupe, which I liked. If someone made an Arione with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 11:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,235
Posted By Medpilot

When I rode a Yamaha R1 I'd say about 90% of...

When I rode a Yamaha R1 I'd say about 90% of other sportbike motorcyclist would wave. I guess bicyclist don't share the same comradery as motorcycle enthusiasts. IMO, not acknowledging a wave...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-09, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Medpilot

$999 is right around the ball park for the...

$999 is right around the ball park for the components listed. If you gave me $999 and told me to buy a bike today, I think I'd go out and get a CAAD9 or Synapse. Since I rarely ever keep my toys...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-09, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By Medpilot

Interesting.... I have an Ultegra compact 6650...

Interesting.... I have an Ultegra compact 6650 SL comming in the mail. I'll post the weight for comparison when it arrives.
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