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Forum: Great Lakes
11-26-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 745
Posted By ColorChange

I did with our team once but stopped. I thought...

I did with our team once but stopped. I thought it was unsafe. Too many blind corners, other people, horses, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,297
Posted By ColorChange

I've finished the book and think it is a...

I've finished the book and think it is a fantastic quick read and IMO extremely believable. It completely defrocks LA and the pro peloton, but much more than that, completely indicts and exposes the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-12, 07:28 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,297
Posted By ColorChange

I sure am buying it. Extremely interesting if the...

I sure am buying it. Extremely interesting if the previews are to be believed.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-12, 06:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,921
Posted By ColorChange

While everyone's tastes differ, this is fugly?...

While everyone's tastes differ, this is fugly? Really? Larger ones are, but not 54's IMO.

http://www.pbase.com/colorchange/image/143398267/original.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 03:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,612
Posted By ColorChange

Not very good looking IMO.

Not very good looking IMO.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By ColorChange

+2 I've tried many and this is the best. No...

+2 I've tried many and this is the best. No cuts, lasts a long time.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By ColorChange

They are a noticeable advantage, whatever the...

They are a noticeable advantage, whatever the flavor. As was said, ride them a bit first to make sure you are comfortable with wind, in and out of the pack.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,708
Posted By ColorChange

The S5 is a notably faster bike, having superior...

The S5 is a notably faster bike, having superior aerodynamics. The Scott will "feel" faster due to the stiffness but does not effect power and also has a stiffer ride for the comfort conscious. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 662
Posted By ColorChange

Same for me, got a new one and all is well again....

Same for me, got a new one and all is well again. :)
06-12-12, 06:40 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,818
Posted By ColorChange

I can ride for long distances at 20 mph overall...

I can ride for long distances at 20 mph overall average (including warm-up cool-down). I have a highly aero bike, but I do it regularly.

group rides
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By ColorChange

Again, for the ignorant, the braking surface is...

Again, for the ignorant, the braking surface is on an angle on a firecrest wheel so even their clinchers aren't at the proper angle thus a pad swap (in addition to a complete brake realignment) is...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-12, 03:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By ColorChange

So people who think they know everything don't,...

So people who think they know everything don't, and may not even realize that tubulars not only grip better but ride better (more comfy) than clinchers. But if you have firecrest wheels (which also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,056
Posted By ColorChange

No matter how much data you provide some will...

No matter how much data you provide some will always find problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-12, 06:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Crimson, we don't have long hills, but that...

Crimson, we don't have long hills, but that doesn't mean it's flat. We have a lot of rollers and some are sharp, 20% or better, thus the compact. Here is a fairly typical training ride, 49 miles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 07:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Believe me, I try my best. Sometimes it works,...

Believe me, I try my best. Sometimes it works, sometimes, I'm the nail.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,755
Posted By ColorChange

Got to admit ... that's one sweet looking ride!

Got to admit ... that's one sweet looking ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 06:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Chrimson, they're not terrible, and they would be...

Chrimson, they're not terrible, and they would be fine the way I use them, on a long climb where you have no weight on your hands anyway, but the shape sure isn't great. Aero yes, comfy ...no.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-12, 06:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

OK, So I went out with my camera to take a close...

OK, So I went out with my camera to take a close look at my chain to prove I did it right, Nhlruhr. Holy freaking stop dancing christ!!!!!

Well, I have no excuses, DUH! ... Duh! ... Duh!. Since I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 11:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

I've got the chain the right way, just botched...

I've got the chain the right way, just botched the rear tire when I mounted it and I'm too lazy to pull it off, reglue, and remount. You are so correct about the rd hanger, very weak and I've been...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-12, 10:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

I like the Zipps but I rarely ride on the tops...

I like the Zipps but I rarely ride on the tops and spend most of my time in the drops. If you spend a lot of time on the tops it's just not comfortable. They look awesome and are stiff enough for me....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 07:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

I live in Illinois so no, no big hills, lots of...

I live in Illinois so no, no big hills, lots of short and occasionally sharp rollers though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

15.8 lbs. as pictured. Yes Viorria evo corsa cx...

15.8 lbs. as pictured. Yes Viorria evo corsa cx tubulars, 23mm. Forgot custom tops shift buttons . I will road race it, not crits.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 05:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. Mounted the...

Ding ding ding! We have a winner. Mounted the rear tubi backward.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Aww... come on. I'm sure one of you guys will get...

Aww... come on. I'm sure one of you guys will get it. I'm still pissed I did it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 04:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Well, you got me on minor cosmetics, but this was...

Well, you got me on minor cosmetics, but this was an actual mistake. I can still ride it, but it's wrong. (lol on the wall comment)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Did you seriously think I wouldn't have the...

Did you seriously think I wouldn't have the titanium aero skewers?

http://www.pbase.com/colorchange/image/143399259/large.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

No, I was too lazy to Photoshop the stand out. I...

No, I was too lazy to Photoshop the stand out. I made a mistake while putting the whole thing together.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

Who can find the mistake in bike set-up in the...

Who can find the mistake in bike set-up in the first picture? Oh I know you guys will find it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,431
Posted By ColorChange

S5 Team Finished and Dialed In (pics)

Here she is, all dressed up and ready to roll. Vitals: Cervelo S5 Team 54cm, Shimano Di2, Zipp 808 FireCrest tubular, Quarq SRAM S975 compact BB30 crankset, Garmin 800, Zipp Vuka Sprint bar 42cm, ...
Forum: Foo
05-18-12, 02:35 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,122
Posted By ColorChange

Thanks Dan, here's a vid. ...

Thanks Dan, here's a vid.

https://vimeo.com/455413
Forum: Foo
05-18-12, 01:51 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 49,122
Posted By ColorChange

So because my car came with back seats (I've...

So because my car came with back seats (I've since removed them), it isn't a sports car? Hmm .... Sub 2:30 lap at Road America in a non-sports car? Double Hmmm!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By ColorChange

Sorry, Zig, common misconception, and simply...

Sorry, Zig, common misconception, and simply wrong. Show me any technical analysis anywhere that shows significant loss in typical high-end road bikes we are discussing, not mountain bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By ColorChange

It links for me, not sure what the problem is. If...

It links for me, not sure what the problem is. If you go to the wattage group on Google groups and do a search on frame flex, you will find it. Common belief is it does affect sprinting, etc. but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-12, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By ColorChange

Here is a pretty long thread that should explain...

Here is a pretty long thread that should explain why stiffness does not affect speed for those who are interested. Bottom line, the power is not "lost" through frame flex, it merely is moved to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By ColorChange

Stiffness at the level of any high end bike has...

Stiffness at the level of any high end bike has negligible effect on actual power transfer or loss of energy. This isuzu a common misconception. The stiffer bike will feel faster, but has minimal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,986
Posted By ColorChange

Aero has a significant effect on speed above...

Aero has a significant effect on speed above about 20 mph. Stiffness at this level doesn't affect speed, only feel and handling. The fastest bike is the S5. If you're prefer different feel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 10:38 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,132
Posted By ColorChange

I have to agree in a lot of cases with your post...

I have to agree in a lot of cases with your post fly; it's sad but true. I do care a little what other people think, but not enough to change what I do or to falsify anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 09:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,132
Posted By ColorChange

Some people will. And how much worse of a person...

Some people will. And how much worse of a person would I be if I actually cared enough to actually swap my wheels, were different kit, or even ride a different bike because I was concerned about what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-12, 08:43 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 10,132
Posted By ColorChange

I would certainly fit your description. I often...

I would certainly fit your description. I often ride on the MUP's during recovery rides. It takes me to different areas than my hard training rides and I get a change of scenery. So when I want to go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 08:54 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

I called cruising what I can do for at least a...

I called cruising what I can do for at least a couple hours, and not killing myself, able to talk reasonably comfortably while doing it. I think % max heart rate is a pretty good measure of perceived...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 05:55 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

OK, so I found and flicked altitude correction on...

OK, so I found and flicked altitude correction on Garmin, 1,728 instead of 1,800 feet climbing, my bad.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-12, 05:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,046
Posted By ColorChange

I think this is likely going to be a difficult...

I think this is likely going to be a difficult situation for both you and them to get past. The cultural gap will leave them feeling right, and you feeling wronged. I don't think it's very likely to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 05:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

I happen to live in about the hilliest area near...

I happen to live in about the hilliest area near Chicago, that's why all the good rides go right by my house. Secondly, we have no even moderate climbs but a lot of little 50-100 footers all over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-12, 08:00 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

I can ride at 24-26 for a while but I couldn't...

I can ride at 24-26 for a while but I couldn't call it cruising, I'm working hard when I do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 05:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,805
Posted By ColorChange

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

OK, sorry about the privacy issue. Does it work...

OK, sorry about the privacy issue. Does it work now?

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/176562861

So you don't think 1,800 feet of climbing, 10 mph wind, normal route stops, etc. would be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

OK, I'll make one last effort. Here is a ride...

OK, I'll make one last effort. Here is a ride from 4/14, base/tempo ride. This ride includes 1,800 feet of climbing, about 10 mph wind, warm-up/cool-down that will all understate the average speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

JMX, I don't live in an area where I can do a...

JMX, I don't live in an area where I can do a flat uninterrupted without really trying to do it (some small loop a hundred times). The point of the data was to show that even on a non-flat course...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 10:17 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

808 tubi's on a training ride? You bet. I love...

808 tubi's on a training ride? You bet. I love the improved comfort and grip from the tubi's (as compared to clinchers), and the looks and sound of the 808's. Pardon me for enjoying my training ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-12, 09:53 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,978
Posted By ColorChange

OK, here is some data as it appears some people...

OK, here is some data as it appears some people don't think it is possible to do 21 mph at 210 watts, fairly easily.

http://www.pbase.com/colorchange/image/143198851/original.jpg

This isn't...
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