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07-19-10, 04:08 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 18,618
Posted By Paniolo

I said this someplace else, but here it is again!...

I said this someplace else, but here it is again! :D This is the 100th anniversary day of Le Tour coming to the Pyranees. The crowd is filled with people that have watched the Tour on these roads...
07-19-10, 03:07 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,913
Posted By Paniolo

Today was the 100th year anniversary of Le Tour...

Today was the 100th year anniversary of Le Tour coming to the Pyranees. Many of those watching along the roads have seen the Tour over those roads every year of their lives. They are VERY...
07-19-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,046
Posted By Paniolo

It was telling that half the crowd at the yellow...

It was telling that half the crowd at the yellow jersey presentation to Contador were booing him.

Contador obviously feels embarrassed, saying he didn't know. There is no way he didn't know. It is...
07-15-10, 07:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,441
Posted By Paniolo

Tyler was right behind Dean while the headbutting...

Tyler was right behind Dean while the headbutting was going on, even with Cav. Then AleJet launched and went right and everything got bunched up on that side. Cav launched left around Renshaw and...
07-15-10, 06:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,904
Posted By Paniolo

Yes, I keep looking but I think the French...

Yes, I keep looking but I think the French cameraman are wise to it. One of the very first days they awarded the KOM the girl on the left leaned forward to kiss the winner and the camera angle was...
11-28-09, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Paniolo

The front is not an issue, both my hubs are the...

The front is not an issue, both my hubs are the rear. Hmm, a 28h Velocity Deep V would match the existing profile and the front wheel that is still good. I know that's a stiff wheel, a little...
11-27-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Paniolo

Sorry I let this go ... the auto notification...

Sorry I let this go ... the auto notification didn't work. Thanks for your response.

The rear hub is 21 spoke and they are NOT evenly spaced but use the Campy G3 pattern. There are 14 straight...
11-21-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By Paniolo

Can I do anything with Campy G3 hubs?

I have a couple of Campy G3 hubs off Zonda rear wheels. Can these be used with any other rims than Campy? For the price of a replacement Zonda rim I can just buy a complete wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 10:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,159
Posted By Paniolo

Sorry to hear about your friends loss. That...

Sorry to hear about your friends loss. That sucks. Does he have the s/n? Pawn shops are "supposed" to submit lists with s/n's on them to police depts for cross checking with theft records.

I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Paniolo

I've heard a few of those stories locally where...

I've heard a few of those stories locally where someone watched Craigs List and found their bike. Unfortunately they often can't get their bike back cause they can't prove it was theirs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Paniolo

Decent deal. I got a centaur 53/39 with centaur...

Decent deal. I got a centaur 53/39 with centaur bottom bracket that had been installed but not ridden for $60 with shipping. Make sure you get a proper bottom bracket. The chorus/record bb is too...
10-09-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 59,662
Posted By Paniolo

I got mine in earlier this week. I wanted to...

I got mine in earlier this week. I wanted to order from Geoman, but he was sold out so I placed an order with DX and figured if it wasn't shipped by time Geoman had restocked I could just cancel. I...
10-02-09, 09:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 950
Posted By Paniolo

No, at the top most well fitted positions will be...

No, at the top most well fitted positions will be around 100* or slightly over. I have similar issues from a shattered patella (knee cap) where right knee only goes to 95* or so. I can barely get...
09-18-09, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By Paniolo

On a dedicated commuter I would love to have a...

On a dedicated commuter I would love to have a dynamo based system feeding into a rechargeable, with easy to replace cells, battery pack that could either be recharged from the dynamo or plugged into...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,217
Posted By Paniolo

I put on a Pro Race 2 that has been sitting in my...

I put on a Pro Race 2 that has been sitting in my Tx garage heat at least 2 years about 1k miles ago and it still looks great. If purposely storing for multiple years it would probably be better to...
Forum: Texas
09-11-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,695
Posted By Paniolo

I know this thread was directed at slower riders...

I know this thread was directed at slower riders that start in front of the racers. But Roadplays post shows why another large group of riders skip the official start. Living and riding in DFW I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,149
Posted By Paniolo

I have had to patch in the rain before. I used a...

I have had to patch in the rain before. I used a std patch kit the normal way. It was difficult to tell when the glue was dry, I tried shielding it from the rain bending over and holding it up...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,673
Posted By Paniolo

I have a friend who had his Cervelo chainstay...

I have a friend who had his Cervelo chainstay repaired at the beginning of the year. He has put a few 1000 miles on with no problems. Cosmetically the repair was nice, though you could tell from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 518
Posted By Paniolo

Call your existing card companies and ask if they...

Call your existing card companies and ask if they support 1x use cards and if so, how you utilize them. I bet at least one of them supports it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-09, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,050
Posted By Paniolo

Those are typically NOT merino wool. So they do...

Those are typically NOT merino wool. So they do have more itch and are not as machine wash friendly. The itch factor really varies a lot by individual as to whether they are bothered.

Somebody...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Paniolo

Actually I've found buying a new crankset cheaper...

Actually I've found buying a new crankset cheaper than rings ... unless you pay retail at your lbs.

As mentioned above, the chain varies depending on the speed it is designed for, so all Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,597
Posted By Paniolo

What, you just had to post a huge pic to force...

What, you just had to post a huge pic to force all of us to scroll to read posts? :rolleyes:

btw the only bike to have a fatigue failure in my riding group this year was a Ti lightspeed which had...
08-18-09, 12:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,159
Posted By Paniolo

Pro teams have done this forever. Guys riding...

Pro teams have done this forever. Guys riding rebranded bikes, wheels, saddles etc to meet their teams sponsors needs has been going on since sponsors first started paying the bills.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-09, 11:33 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,615
Posted By Paniolo

Here is a second on this recommendation. I have...

Here is a second on this recommendation. I have a friend that was in a bad car accident a few months ago, suffering a shattered hip and ankle and some severe facial cuts/scarring. The at fault...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,055
Posted By Paniolo

I've had two Campy Zonda rears break just like...

I've had two Campy Zonda rears break just like that. First one lasted 13+k and I thought I had just hit a pot hole or something. 2nd one had some issues holding a true and cracked after 6-7k the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 02:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 859
Posted By Paniolo

I did 12 miles in Austin ... but maybe 100 yards...

I did 12 miles in Austin ... but maybe 100 yards was flat. :D I say go with whatever feels best to you. I always ate normal before ride. Oatmeal, grapefruit, bagle, maybe waffles with friut if I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,669
Posted By Paniolo

Lots of good points. Be aware of your cadence,...

Lots of good points. Be aware of your cadence, pedal in circles ... like Fox Farm said I was always told to mimic trying to scrape mud off my shoes at the top and bottom. Fixies are great for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 01:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 748
Posted By Paniolo

x2 I found I needed a size 48 mega Sidi vs a...

x2

I found I needed a size 48 mega Sidi vs a size 47 Specialized. But the mega was then too loose in the heel cup. I went in to the lbs planning to buy Sidi, but after trying on numerous...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,810
Posted By Paniolo

I have some Sole inserts and a couple of...

I have some Sole inserts and a couple of Superfeet and a Powerstep. They have all seemed equivalent and been equally, and very, effective for me. I can't remember which one I have in, unless I look...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 11:15 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 5,189
Posted By Paniolo

I'm not an attorney running person, but there are...

I'm not an attorney running person, but there are times they are worth their weight in gold ... others not so much. The hard part can be deciding when to pull the trigger. While numerous people...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 09:43 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,056
Posted By Paniolo

If I was fighting it, I would go after whether...

If I was fighting it, I would go after whether the equipment was certified by the mfg to accurately time bikes and also the fact if there was a larger mass target behind the bike (either going or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,135
Posted By Paniolo

Go search ebay completed and current auctions and...

Go search ebay completed and current auctions and also hit up Google. Off the top of my head I would be hard pressed to go much over $500 for 6 years old, 9 spd with bar end shifters. Is Masi one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-09, 09:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Paniolo

As mentioned above, lots you can do to mitigate...

As mentioned above, lots you can do to mitigate maintenance costs. Sounds like you have costs generating from several areas.

1) Cheaper used bike will require more maintenance than a new entry...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 07:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Paniolo

More details please. I've had Cooliris for...

More details please. I've had Cooliris for awhile, but when I mouse over any pics in Craigslist I do not get the cooliris lauch icon. Do I need to launch Cooliris and then navigate to Craigslist...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 07:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,063
Posted By Paniolo

Exactly, when the lane (including any shoulder)...

Exactly, when the lane (including any shoulder) is not wide enough for both a car AND a bike, singling up actually makes it harder for the car to pass (by doubling passing distance) and DECREASES...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,067
Posted By Paniolo

Really?? Have you ever hung around with...

Really?? Have you ever hung around with dedicated track junkies, downhillers can be downright obsessive, the amount of time to nail various airborne and other bmx tricks ... not to mention pain, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By Paniolo

Whoa...why do CF haters jump on every CF thread...

Whoa...why do CF haters jump on every CF thread selling their brand of cool aid even when it was not asked for?

My point was that every frame material needs regular inspection for failure. Al...
07-31-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,906
Posted By Paniolo

Last I checked a euro was a little over $1.42. ...

Last I checked a euro was a little over $1.42. Wow, somewhere north of $5.5 million per year? Sounds high ... but I guess promising it and actually paying it may be 2 different issues with Astana.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 726
Posted By Paniolo

:lol: And which material do you recommend that...

:lol: And which material do you recommend that we don't ever have to worry about it failing on? I'll tell you ... unobtainium ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By Paniolo

This

This
07-29-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,446
Posted By Paniolo

You really need to try them on, or at least find...

You really need to try them on, or at least find an online etailer where returns are easy. Though shipping can eat you up. No two people are going to have the same experience.

For example, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,020
Posted By Paniolo

Sigh, since I have time ... to expound on Botto's...

Sigh, since I have time ... to expound on Botto's response:

Other jerseys are actually required to be worn by: The current world champion wears the white rainbow jersey when he competes in the...
07-28-09, 01:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,442
Posted By Paniolo

lol it is awful easy for Lance to say how he...

lol it is awful easy for Lance to say how he would have handled a hypothetical situation. Plus Lance in '99 had never come close to winning a major stage race. He was just coming back from cancer...
07-25-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,289
Posted By Paniolo

Exactly. I think either AndyS or AC could have...

Exactly. I think either AndyS or AC could have ridden away from that group almost at will and been fast enough to catch the stage winners. They both chose not to for team/tactical reasons.
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07-25-09, 09:41 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,289
Posted By Paniolo

The winds at the top were brutal. I used to sail...

The winds at the top were brutal. I used to sail and judging from the flags and other indicators I would have guessed 20-25mph. The announcers said it was 40-45kph wind that translates to 25-28mph....
07-25-09, 09:24 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 16,644
Posted By Paniolo

Read the quote I responded too, my point was...

Read the quote I responded too, my point was that Andy S was the 2nd strongest rider in the race.

I also know they doubled Armstrong ... my point was that it may have worked if Contador had flown...
07-25-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 16,644
Posted By Paniolo

Andy S could have put minutes into Lance today. ...

Andy S could have put minutes into Lance today. But he knew Lance couldn't threaten him so he devoted himself to moving his brother up. If Contador hadn't stayed back and just marked Andy the...
07-25-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 18,289
Posted By Paniolo

But if AC had gone it was completely clear that...

But if AC had gone it was completely clear that AndyS would have let him go and then dropped back to help Frank. After every attack by Andy he eased up waiting on Frank to try and bridge up to hitch...
07-25-09, 02:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,098
Posted By Paniolo

As usual the strongest riders finished at the...

As usual the strongest riders finished at the top. I would say the final podium is exactly correct.

Kloden did not have the legs, no matter what AC did or didn't do made an iota of difference. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-09, 09:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,049
Posted By Paniolo

You can never tell how it will go down. If you...

You can never tell how it will go down. If you can a slide on your hip or back would be my prefered choice.

But sometimes you go over the front. Last fast crash I was going in the low 20's...
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