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09-29-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By mprince

Your rim got knocked out of true, so it's a wheel...

Your rim got knocked out of true, so it's a wheel issue, the brake is fine...
08-25-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,449
Posted By mprince

I just follow the care labels that are in all...

I just follow the care labels that are in all garments. Usually this is machine wash and drip dry. I've got jerseys that are well over 15 years old (and a couple pairs of shorts) that are still going...
08-23-20, 06:00 PM
08-11-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By mprince

If you think a couple cm on the frame makes a big...

If you think a couple cm on the frame makes a big difference (which I am not disputing, I typically focus on top tube length when looking at frames within a range of sizes), when you fine-tune your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By mprince

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to...

I just got a pair of Genius 10 (from Merlin) to replace a 20 year old pair of Energy 2's. Very happy with the shoes, they seem to have just a bit of extra forefoot room compared to the Energy's.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,568
Posted By mprince

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I...

Agree with most of the preceding posts. When I was younger and raced I tracked everything - heartrate, miles/time, altitude, etc. Kept detailed mileage logs, weighed myself every day, the whole...
06-09-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 814
Posted By mprince

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a...

You used to be able to buy grommets that fit in a schrader hole to fit presta valves. This would prevent the pv from getting pulled (or pushed) into the oversize hole and damaging the tube at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,796
Posted By mprince

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage,...

My "trophy" bike hangs on the wall in the garage, until I pull it down and ride it multiple times per week :).

Do I wish I could fit wider tires to it? Yes, but that's not a sane reason not to...
05-26-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By mprince

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, ...

To my eyes it seems to have a slight bend, easiest way to check is remove it and put a straightedge to it or roll the tube across a table or countertop.

I wouldn't let that stop me from buying...
05-21-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,610
Posted By mprince

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels -...

I've got one bike, so one set of wheels - Dura-Ace 7700 32h hubs, DT Champion spokes (14/15/14) with brass nipples and silver Mavic Open Pro rims. Original build in 2001 (when I was much lighter)...
05-20-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By mprince

Lower left hand corner of screen (at least on...

Lower left hand corner of screen (at least on desktop view), you can change the forum mask (or whatever it's called) to "BikeForumsNG"
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,575
Posted By mprince

This thread has gotten to me - I passed my wife...

This thread has gotten to me - I passed my wife in the hall and waved, she didn't wave back, actually she asked me why the F I was waving at her. Now I have to live forever with an arrogant...
05-17-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By mprince

I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem...

I hang my keys from my nipple ring - problem solved :p
05-13-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,830
Posted By mprince

If your shop is not open or won't accept the...

If your shop is not open or won't accept the return, deal with Cannondale Customer Service directly. They have way more influence over your dealer than your money/transaction with them does.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,967
Posted By mprince

I'd ride it and learn from the experience...you...

I'd ride it and learn from the experience...you even said you like how it rode. Put the buying experience behind you (since there is little recourse at this point) and enjoy the ride.
05-06-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By mprince

Better for them to sell with assurances that the...

Better for them to sell with assurances that the company can continue to operate as they have (which has been stated in the articles I have read), than to vanish into the night.
05-04-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By mprince

Nothing to see here until they are actually...

Nothing to see here until they are actually used...
04-19-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 691
Posted By mprince

There's often a keyed washer between the top cup...

There's often a keyed washer between the top cup and the locknut.
04-18-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,888
Posted By mprince

Interesting, I stand corrected. Never knew those...

Interesting, I stand corrected. Never knew those existed, but I'm an old school steel frame kind of guy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,716
Posted By mprince

I hate it when that (doesn't) happen...

I hate it when that (doesn't) happen...
Replies: 27
Views: 3,067
Posted By mprince

There is a filter on eBay where you can see...

There is a filter on eBay where you can see "Sold" and "Completed" listings. To answer your question, I'd start by taking the "1" off of the $1,800 figure and you are probably getting in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,974
Posted By mprince

Best to do a bit of research on the tires you are...

Best to do a bit of research on the tires you are interested in if you are pushing the limit of what your bike can handle size-wise (and no, you can't just "open the brakes" to fit wider tires). ...
04-09-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,809
Views: 1,044,374
Posted By mprince

Unfortunately I don't have any photos to share...

Unfortunately I don't have any photos to share (can't find them), but I've owned 3 Ironmans:

- '87 Master in Yellow/White (this one was a bit small for me and I ended up selling it)
- '89 Master...
04-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,022
Posted By mprince

I'm 6'4", 250-ish lbs. I've been as low as 195...

I'm 6'4", 250-ish lbs. I've been as low as 195 lbs when I raced, and as heavy as 280+. I've always worn bib shorts and traditional cycling jerseys when riding. I look just as silly in it to...
10-06-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,477
Posted By mprince

That's really nice, looks like it just came out...

That's really nice, looks like it just came out of the showroom.
10-06-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By mprince

How far down from the top tube junction did it...

How far down from the top tube junction did it fail? If you had your post near the max insertion mark then it's possible the high force exerted by the post "stub" could stress the top of the seat...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 269,849
Posted By mprince

New to the forum, hopefully I have enough posts...

New to the forum, hopefully I have enough posts to put up pictures. Here's mine, a Steelman Stage Race built in 2001. Reynolds 853, 60cm s/t and t/t, 72-ish head and seat tube angles. Dura-Ace...
10-01-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,664
Posted By mprince

Mine's an almost. Went on my ride this morning,...

Mine's an almost. Went on my ride this morning, got home around lunchtime (on my road bike if this matters). Took my frame pump off of my bike so I could hang it up in the garage, went in to...
Forum: Commuting
09-26-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,780
Posted By mprince

I had a guy pull up next to me in his truck on my...

I had a guy pull up next to me in his truck on my ride today (on a lightly traveled country road) to tell me without my rear light (a Blackburn Dayblazer 65) he probably wouldn't have seen me. I...
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