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Forum: Texas
06-10-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By kevinmcdade

http://jonpfischer.com/thecuda/photos/upload/08Rid...

http://jonpfischer.com/thecuda/photos/upload/08RidePhotos/VintageRide_June8/tn_IMG_1133.JPG

Very Nice!!! Who's bike is it? What's the bike's history? This one makes me want to build up an old...
Forum: Texas
06-06-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,163
Posted By kevinmcdade

Very well said!!! Just put it in a comfortable...

Very well said!!! Just put it in a comfortable gear, spin, and work on form. I find that so many people guage their ride quality from AVG MPH so riding at 12MPH into a headwind will totally ruin...
Forum: Texas
02-19-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 746
Posted By kevinmcdade

Make sure you have a saddle that fits your...

Make sure you have a saddle that fits your anatomy. A saddle too wide or too narrow can make a short ride seem very long. Monitor how you feel after 30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc. Make sure the...
Forum: Texas
02-15-08, 11:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By kevinmcdade

Great advice, MPH! That chain looks like it is...

Great advice, MPH! That chain looks like it is very tight which could also be contributing to the noise.
Forum: Texas
02-14-08, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By kevinmcdade

Congratulations on the new bike! Riding fixed is...

Congratulations on the new bike! Riding fixed is addicting! I ALWAYS have a fixed gear bike in my stable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,014
Posted By kevinmcdade

Here's to another speedy recovery! :beer: By...

Here's to another speedy recovery! :beer: By the time you heal, I'll be done with base (I got started late this season) and ready to do more group rides.
Forum: Texas
02-13-08, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By kevinmcdade

I'm most comfortable with ~70 gear inches. Much...

I'm most comfortable with ~70 gear inches. Much less than that and the downhills will kill you. I would rather grind up a hill than spin out of control going down a hill.

Doggus -- you are a...
Forum: Texas
02-07-08, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

From the phone call with one particular shop,...

From the phone call with one particular shop, that's what I thought also. But with them not knowing who I was on the phone I can understand the comment.

The buyer works for Southwest Airlines so...
Forum: Texas
02-07-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

Thanks for all of the tips and suggestions guys! ...

Thanks for all of the tips and suggestions guys!

I was at RBM Frisco this afternoon getting some cleats and a dropping off a wheelset to be trued. I spoke to some of the employees about the...
Forum: Texas
02-06-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

Thanks Kyle! I will keep that in mind.

Thanks Kyle! I will keep that in mind.
Forum: Texas
02-06-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

In the past when I got boxes from the LBS to ship...

In the past when I got boxes from the LBS to ship bikes the boxes still had the packing material in them that the new bike was wrapped in. All I had to do was use my own tape.

I have very...
Forum: Texas
02-06-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

They are both on my list to call this afternoon.

They are both on my list to call this afternoon.
Forum: Texas
02-06-08, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,217
Posted By kevinmcdade

Where to get a bike packed for shipping in Dallas???

I have a bike that I sold via the TXBRA.org classifieds. I would like to get the bike shipped out this weekend but am having a hard time finding a place to pack it up for me. It appears that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-08, 08:07 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,182
Posted By kevinmcdade

Thanks! I like it too but I never ride it. I'm...

Thanks! I like it too but I never ride it. I'm either on my Tarmac or my Bianchi fixed gear. I've ridden the Cinelli 1 time in the last 10 months.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-08, 09:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,182
Posted By kevinmcdade

My beater bike (which will be sold this weekend...

My beater bike (which will be sold this weekend and replaced with a REAL beater bike)

http://kevinmcdade.smugmug.com/photos/220159217-M.jpg

My good bike:
...
Forum: Texas
02-05-08, 10:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

I will have to figure out a way to use my DSLR...

I will have to figure out a way to use my DSLR while riding:eek: J/K...That setup cost more than my bike. I have a small Nikon CoolPix that works great while riding. It's pretty small and takes...
Forum: Texas
02-03-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

Sounds like a good weekend, Jon! I was actually...

Sounds like a good weekend, Jon! I was actually right around the corner from Legacy and Indy at 9:00 doing some repeats on Rollins. I decided at the last minute to skip the Westend ride. Those...
Forum: Texas
02-03-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

I chose to do a painful hill repeat workout...

I chose to do a painful hill repeat workout instead of doing the Westend ride. I hope everyone had a great ride. The weather was great even with the wind coming out of the south.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-08, 08:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By kevinmcdade

Keep your box that the the wheels come in and go...

Keep your box that the the wheels come in and go directly to the wheel company if you have warranty items to be resolved. My Spinergy wheelset is heavy but that's never been an issue for me. I ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-08, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,288
Posted By kevinmcdade

Not quite 50mm rim depth but the price isn't bad...

Not quite 50mm rim depth but the price isn't bad and mine have been bomb proof. HERE
...
Forum: Texas
01-30-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

I'm still trying to find someone who is starting...

I'm still trying to find someone who is starting at Legacy and Independence that will be turning around at the West End and heading back to Plano.
Forum: Texas
01-24-08, 08:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By kevinmcdade

On Sundays, the M&M ride would be the closest...

On Sundays, the M&M ride would be the closest ride resembling the OAS Lite ride. I think it departs at 8:00AM during the winter months.
Forum: Texas
01-21-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

Cool! That sounds good, Jon! If it's colder...

Cool! That sounds good, Jon! If it's colder than 35 degrees at 8:15, which is the time I would need to leave my house, I'm out. I'm also out if it's raining or if rain is predicted.
Forum: Texas
01-21-08, 07:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,181
Posted By kevinmcdade

I'm in if I can find other who would like ride to...

I'm in if I can find other who would like ride to the West End, turn around, and come right back. I don't mind being in my cycling kit while riding but I'm not too fond of hanging out while in that...
Forum: Texas
01-21-08, 07:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By kevinmcdade

Keep working on it. A well tuned paceline is a...

Keep working on it. A well tuned paceline is a thing of beauty! Just keep in mind that after you pull through, DO NOT make the recovery line chase you. Your speed should decrease by a hair.
Forum: Texas
01-20-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By kevinmcdade

There's a few post about it on TXBRA.org

There's a few post about it on TXBRA.org
Forum: Texas
01-20-08, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By kevinmcdade

My favorite is the PBA Saturday OAS Lite ride. ...

My favorite is the PBA Saturday OAS Lite ride. Great camaraderie, paceline work, and most importantly, you will never get left out to fend for yourself. It's not break-neck speeds but will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-08, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,327
Posted By kevinmcdade

For that Canon XTi, make a small investment in a...

For that Canon XTi, make a small investment in a pretty decent portrait lense like the Nifty Fifty....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-08, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,096
Posted By kevinmcdade

Yep, got rid of my Campy stuff because I hated...

Yep, got rid of my Campy stuff because I hated the hoods. Loved everything else about it but the hoods were the deal breakers. I have Shimano on my road bikes and am thinking about putting SRAM on...
Forum: Texas
12-25-07, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By kevinmcdade

Merry Christmas BF Texas gang!!! I had my family...

Merry Christmas BF Texas gang!!! I had my family over Sunday so today was a day to sleep in and relax all day. I finally got on the trainer for a 75 minute workout around 7:00PM.
Forum: Texas
12-23-07, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By kevinmcdade

I ride year round, non-stop. Living in Texas, I...

I ride year round, non-stop. Living in Texas, I don't use any heavy duty "winter" gear. The colder it gets, the more layers I apply. I don't own any wool garments...I use regular socks with full...
Forum: Texas
12-22-07, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By kevinmcdade

The wind today was a great training tool. I...

The wind today was a great training tool. I loved every peddle revolution of it!!! I have grown to really like the wind.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-07, 09:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,059
Posted By kevinmcdade

Great looking bike! I'm loving the Ultegra SL!!!...

Great looking bike! I'm loving the Ultegra SL!!! I've been debating getting the Ultegra SL crankset for my 2007 Tarmac Expert and seeing yours just helped make up my mind:D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-07, 12:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,708
Posted By kevinmcdade

Nice looking bike for the money, botto! I agree...

Nice looking bike for the money, botto! I agree with the 42 tooth chainring...that's how I ride mine. It's still easy to cruise at a decent pace and spin but saves the knees on the hills.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 754
Posted By kevinmcdade

+1 on GVH Bikes! They have several to choose...

+1 on GVH Bikes! They have several to choose from in the $500 range. I bought my all aluminum Cinelli from them. Great service and easy to deal with.
Forum: Texas
12-18-07, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By kevinmcdade

Just keep checking the calendar on the superdrome...

Just keep checking the calendar on the superdrome website for the development class in the spring of 2008. Like Marty stated above it is fun and very addicting. Some of my best workouts are done on...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-07, 07:44 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 36,002
Posted By kevinmcdade

2004 Cinelli Proxima Mostly Shimano 105 10sp...

2004 Cinelli Proxima
Mostly Shimano 105 10sp components w/ an Ultegra rear deraillieur. Built up as my backup bike.

http://kevinmcdade.smugmug.com/photos/220158026-M.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-07, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,325
Posted By kevinmcdade

I keep one in my dining room, two in my office...

I keep one in my dining room, two in my office and one in my workout room, on the trainer. I used to keep them in the garage but with two cars and a motorcycle parked in a two car garage it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By kevinmcdade

If the market share was reversed, I'd have...

If the market share was reversed, I'd have Shimano just like I currently ride. I've owned both but chose the one that I prefer. I made the choice after extensive use of both.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-07, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,734
Posted By kevinmcdade

Very nice bike! Great photo work as well!!!

Very nice bike! Great photo work as well!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By kevinmcdade

Very nice, Jon! I'm glad that handlebar worked...

Very nice, Jon! I'm glad that handlebar worked out for you! Have fun riding it this weekend! Let us know your thoughts on your first carbon frame.
Forum: Texas
12-05-07, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,141
Posted By kevinmcdade

I vote for BJ's. I prefer a Friday evening/night.

I vote for BJ's. I prefer a Friday evening/night.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-07, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,550
Posted By kevinmcdade

Nice looking rig, Cuda! I normally say white,...

Nice looking rig, Cuda! I normally say white, white. On that build I think the black tape and black saddle would look best. It's about time you stepped up to the new millenium!!!:D:D:D:D:D

Tell...
Forum: Texas
12-03-07, 04:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 47,919
Posted By kevinmcdade

That's a good looking track rig, Mike!!!

That's a good looking track rig, Mike!!!
Forum: Texas
11-29-07, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By kevinmcdade

You could probably get what you are looking for...

You could probably get what you are looking for with any of the area teams/clubs. Most have at least one cycling/fitness guru who could help you with a training plan. Most of the clubs/teams get...
Forum: Texas
11-29-07, 09:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By kevinmcdade

I have been thinking about it. I would do it as...

I have been thinking about it. I would do it as a single speed and not fixed. I have the CX tires that the bike came with in my spare parts box.
Forum: Texas
11-29-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By kevinmcdade

One of the most important things to do when...

One of the most important things to do when riding in the winter is to dress in layers. If you know the temps are going to warm up rapidly, it would suck to be stuck with a full jacket on. I have a...
Forum: Texas
11-29-07, 08:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By kevinmcdade

Thanks! I really wanted to build upthe Azuki...

Thanks! I really wanted to build upthe Azuki but, 1) I'm too lazy and 2) RBM made me a deal on the Bianchi that I could not refuse.

I love the Regal saddle. It's definitely different from my...
Forum: Texas
11-28-07, 09:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By kevinmcdade

LOL!!! Thanks! My bikes are nothing compared to...

LOL!!! Thanks! My bikes are nothing compared to others on this forum. I have 4 bikes but none of them are very high-end. There are some folks that have a crankset that cost more than my Bianchi...
Forum: Texas
11-27-07, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,276
Posted By kevinmcdade

Jon -- That will never happen. I'm a Shimano...

Jon -- That will never happen. I'm a Shimano user for life:D Even if someone gave me a bike with campy on it, I'd trade it all out for Shimano.
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