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10-19-11, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Shipht

If I'm riding 60KM on a smooth surface, it is...

If I'm riding 60KM on a smooth surface, it is going to be paved, and I will be on narrow tires.
10-19-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Shipht

The ride I'm looking at is a 1x9. How...

The ride I'm looking at is a 1x9. How challenging, if at all possible would it be to swap to a 2x9? I road bike mostly, so riding 1x9 might be a chance to really test the legs, but I'd rather have...
10-19-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By Shipht

How Terrible Would it Be? Free Ride for XC

So here is the scenario. I want to ride mostly downhill, but also have a few friends that ride casually through some trails now and then. I was looking at a Specialized BigHit that I can get for a...
09-15-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 70,352
Posted By Shipht

I turned to this forum sometime ago for advice on...

I turned to this forum sometime ago for advice on road riding. And now that I have a firm grasp on that, I figured I should throw that to the wind and get into some more mountain biking. I am...
01-17-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Shipht

If it were stiff chain links it would have to be...

If it were stiff chain links it would have to be all of them. As its not a periodic bumpyness, but consistant with each motion. Has to be a few dozen small bumps with each rotation.
01-16-10, 03:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Shipht

I did a bit more playing to see where I can...

I did a bit more playing to see where I can isolate the sounds. It seems to be coming primarily from the Rear Derailleur, I might just bring it in for them to look at as its barely been ridden at...
01-16-10, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By Shipht

Unsmooth Pedal Stroke - Specialized Roubaix 09

I recently picked up a Specialized Roubaix and due to weather have only been using it on a trainer. I initially didn't think much of it, but when I make a pedal stroke it feels 'bumpy'. Its a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-10, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 683
Posted By Shipht

Cycling Computer

I sold my old Cats Eye computer with my Allez a few months back, and now that I got my new Roubaix I'll need a nice computer to stare at while riding.

Any recommendations, not looking to spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Shipht

Well I did a bit of looking around town, I found...

Well I did a bit of looking around town, I found a Specialized Roubaix Compact for $1700, regularly $2200. They also said they would swap out the generic brakes with some 105s. I'm pretty sure I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By Shipht

Entry Level Carbon

So I've started to out-grow my Allez and I'm looking to step up into something a bit higher end. My main reason for changing is it wasn't fit terribly well, and its a triple. Things I probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Shipht

Yah, I can see where you are coming from. Thats...

Yah, I can see where you are coming from. Thats why I'm upgrading to a much nicer frame, and going from Tiagra components to Ultegra. Hoping to keep it under a couple grand, as I can just start...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Shipht

I'm by no means rolling in cash. Looking to...

I'm by no means rolling in cash. Looking to spend maybe $1,000 and get a new setup one way or another. Not sure where you got the impression of me buying a 'Marinoni', I am just looking to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,040
Posted By Shipht

Best are surely Dura-Ace, but comparing best /...

Best are surely Dura-Ace, but comparing best / entry level are very different things. 105 would be the only real 'entry-level' components. 105 -> Ultegra -> Dura-Ace
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-09, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By Shipht

Itching for a switch.

I've been riding the same Specialized Allez Sport for the past two years now and I've been loving it. However I've been noticing small things here and there that I'm not terribly pleased with. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-09, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By Shipht

Pain in Arms After Long Rides

So only recently have I started doing really long rides. Upwards of 4 hours, and I'm finding my arms to be in more pain than my legs. I'm not sure if this is because my triceps are massively...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Shipht

I have just never ridden in a pace line is all. ...

I have just never ridden in a pace line is all. OVer my last 4 hour ride I was doing around 30km/h average, and didn't think that would be fast enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Shipht

I've never done anything group ride related, I'm...

I've never done anything group ride related, I'm sure I'd do okay. But I don't think my speed is quite there yet. So I was looking for something more solo, I'll check some google maps heading West...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-09, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Shipht

Road Biking in Ottawa, Ontario

I've been riding for about a year now, and been pushing some pretty decent distances. My only issue now is I'm running out of places to go that I'm familiar with. My last ride was pushing 120KM to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-09, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By Shipht

Rear Wheel for my Trainer?

So I've been riding as much as I can lately with my busy work schedule. But sometimes don't have the ability to get out as much as I'd like. I don't want to swap my Continental tire on and off...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By Shipht

I did the same thing last season when I was...

I did the same thing last season when I was wildly under-educated when it came to buying road bikes. I was used to the vague S, M, L type setup with mountain biking, opposed to the precision fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 06:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,040
Posted By Shipht

What colour is the rest of your setup? I think...

What colour is the rest of your setup? I think your colour choice for the nips should accent the rest of the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By Shipht

I doubt you would get any sort of discount to be...

I doubt you would get any sort of discount to be honest. Unless you have some sort of long term relationship with the LBS I can't see them giving a stranger any sort of discount.

The CAAD 9 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-09, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Shipht

I started shaving my chest a year or so ago for a...

I started shaving my chest a year or so ago for a photo-shoot. I have extremely thick, and ample chest hair, so it grows in extremely quickly.

I tried going the route of electric and it just...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-08, 02:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,413
Posted By Shipht

I'm getting extremely fast. Its amazing how fast...

I'm getting extremely fast. Its amazing how fast I can go outside straight to the car, and promptly back in sub-30 celsius temperatures.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,040
Posted By Shipht

May I ask what the Ghost Bike Memorial is? ...

May I ask what the Ghost Bike Memorial is?

Good to hear your bike is still in good shape though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-08, 09:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By Shipht

At the age of 23 I could say yes, I would love it...

At the age of 23 I could say yes, I would love it if cycling was my job. This might be partially influenced because I hate my current job, which as of late has only consisted of fixing a few lines...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Shipht

I have tire levers, but they aren't of any use to...

I have tire levers, but they aren't of any use to get it on the last few inches.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 594
Posted By Shipht

Impossible to Mount my Trainer Tire?

Recently picked up a Continental Ultra Sport for my trainer. My thumbs are destroyed after trying to put this damned tire onto my rear wheel.

Is this normal or are my thumbs just mere flabby...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-08, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shipht

What is the real difference between rollers and a...

What is the real difference between rollers and a trainer. I mean, why would I 'burn-out' from riding a trainer, its the same concept to me as riding on rollers, so I must be missing something.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shipht

Yah, I could never manage those temps. Taking...

Yah, I could never manage those temps. Taking into account riding at like 25km/h into the wind, that would be near death. I'd have to go out in my snowboard gear with googles and all to manage...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shipht

Thats what I'm curious about. How hard is it to...

Thats what I'm curious about. How hard is it to spin without having your hands on the bars? Obviously this would be a more relaxed / off-day, but my concern is keeping balance on this trainer while...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shipht

Pfff, PC. My sig probably isn't very accurate...

Pfff, PC. My sig probably isn't very accurate for these forums, I just pulled it off of a Gaming / Hardware forum that I usually post on.

But as far the training stuff, I live in Ottawa, Ontario....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-08, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,039
Posted By Shipht

Training Regiment for the Winter?

I've recently purchased a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine (http://www.kurtkinetic.com/trainers-c-7-l-en.html) and I've been looking into how I should go about training for the winter / cold months.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-08, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,756
Posted By Shipht

There is a Specialized Allez Junior...

There is a Specialized Allez Junior (http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=33101) that is well equipped and comes with a 40CM frame.

I'm sure the pickings in this area for a decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-08, 02:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,597
Posted By Shipht

I've been pleased with my Specialized. I've been...

I've been pleased with my Specialized. I've been riding an Allez for the past few months and its been a real eye opener to what a nice bike can do for your performance.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Shipht

As I said at the end of my first post, I'm...

As I said at the end of my first post, I'm picking up some road pedals soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By Shipht

Trainer with Rear Wheel

After doing some reading about getting a new wheel for my trainer and I really don't want to go through the hassle / expense of getting a new wheel and everything just for the trainer. My current...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Shipht

Yah, they fit like a glove. Hopefully weather...

Yah, they fit like a glove. Hopefully weather will improve a bit and I can get out for a ride not on a trainer.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-08, 11:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By Shipht

New Pearl Izumi's 50% Off.

Swung by my LBS after I picked up a few groceries this afternoon and happened across a pair of Pearl Izumi P.R.O. Road (http://www.pearlizumi.com/product.php?mode=view&pc_id=43&product_id=1244001)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Shipht

Judging by shots it looks like an Allez 08...

Judging by shots it looks like an Allez 08 Triple. Which for at that price isn't that bad of a deal.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,609
Posted By Shipht

I highly doubt I could bunny-hop over an object...

I highly doubt I could bunny-hop over an object on my road bike... maybe it means like being able to pop your tire above something, like a curb?.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,609
Posted By Shipht

Never ride on a crappy seat. When I first...

Never ride on a crappy seat. When I first started riding my seat wasn't suited for my butt-bones at all. And it resulted in a constant forward position where most of the pressure was on my junk...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,025
Posted By Shipht

I only wish. I'm try to get the girlfriend into...

I only wish. I'm try to get the girlfriend into biking, but after 4 years she hasn't really shown much of an interest.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,344
Posted By Shipht

The only reason why I see them being posted about...

The only reason why I see them being posted about is its one of the highlights of road riding. Its generally pretty consistant, but I know for myself hills are a huge part of my ride, and something...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 04:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 877
Posted By Shipht

I doubt the 10lbs is the biggest difference you...

I doubt the 10lbs is the biggest difference you are noticing. Have you been riding a lot, more than likely the training and riding you've been doing that is improving your ability to handle hills.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-08, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,241
Posted By Shipht

I generally just let my foot dangle and coast to...

I generally just let my foot dangle and coast to a slow stop. But I suppose it depends on how 'early' you clip out.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-08, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,610
Posted By Shipht

I don't know about you guys, but dropping my feet...

I don't know about you guys, but dropping my feet at a top speed of 70km/h would be very difficult. Unless there was perfect timing in planting feet you would get thrown one way or another when you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 433
Posted By Shipht

Online Retailers (Canada and Specialized)

In the market for a few components and was less than pleased with my local LBS for price and selection.

Was wondering if any of you knew about some good online retailers that carry Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-08, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Shipht

Its a good call to stick with your LBS, but also...

Its a good call to stick with your LBS, but also keep an eye open for sales. This is the time of year where all of the bike gear is going on sale as the 09 stuff is coming out soon. I've seen a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-08, 06:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,677
Posted By Shipht

Went out to Gatineau Park in Quebec for a solid...

Went out to Gatineau Park in Quebec for a solid 54km ride.

This was my longest ride yet, took a bit over two hours with an average speed of about 23km/h. The brutal thing about this is the...
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