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01-03-15, 01:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,101
Posted By knowledgdropper

Still here. Multiple achilles tendon and calf...

Still here. Multiple achilles tendon and calf injuries (non-cycling related) have slowed me waaaaay down. I've been relatively pain-free for about a month now (knock on wood), so I'll be slowly...
09-02-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,248
Posted By knowledgdropper

OP, take it to the same OC LBS- just make sure...

OP, take it to the same OC LBS- just make sure Larry is working that day.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,513
Posted By knowledgdropper

Perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Perfect. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 06:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,668
Posted By knowledgdropper

Local, hand-built wheels. Kinlin XR300, Ultegra...

Local, hand-built wheels. Kinlin XR300, Ultegra or White Industries hubs, depending on what # of drillings you want. Should be right around $600, durable and plenty stiff.

At 190 lbs., bladed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,794
Posted By knowledgdropper

Interested in trying out some 44 megas (Genius...

Interested in trying out some 44 megas (Genius 6.6)? They might give you just enough wiggle room for thick socks.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,794
Posted By knowledgdropper

I wear a 10.5 in Asics & Saucony runners. Asics...

I wear a 10.5 in Asics & Saucony runners. Asics fit best, with Saucony feeling a tad narrower- but still fitting well. Nike 10.5 runners are narrow for me, so I don't bother with them.

Nike 10.5...
05-20-13, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By knowledgdropper

NP- A buddy and I will likely make the May28...

NP- A buddy and I will likely make the May28 session at Eldo. I'll be sure to look out for a Felt F4.
05-20-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By knowledgdropper

Umm, there's a link in my post...

Umm, there's a link in my post...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-13, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,145
Posted By knowledgdropper

+1 for just using long-stemmed tubes. I also...

+1 for just using long-stemmed tubes. I also carry one valve extender, just in case I need to borrow a tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 09:38 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,372,587
Posted By knowledgdropper

^^ FYI, it's WARD industries that make the...

^^
FYI, it's WARD industries that make the spindles. Speedplay replacement products aren't advertised on their site, just inquire via email or their phone number.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-13, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,372,587
Posted By knowledgdropper

Thanks for this- I've been hoping for a solution...

Thanks for this- I've been hoping for a solution to streamline things.
05-15-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By knowledgdropper

Awesome.

Awesome.
05-12-13, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By knowledgdropper

Had a great time (100)- got separated from my...

Had a great time (100)- got separated from my buddies when nearly everyone of front of me stopped to dismount at the end of the dirt road- never saw them again. Worked with lots of riders over the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,136
Posted By knowledgdropper

...that Sidi megas fit me almost perfectly. ...

...that Sidi megas fit me almost perfectly. Honestly, it's ridiculous how much money I wasted trying to find an "inexpensive" shoe that would work for my feet. I could almost buy two pairs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-13, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 678
Posted By knowledgdropper

IMHO, much better than going clip more.

IMHO, much better than going clip more.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-13, 08:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,885
Posted By knowledgdropper

+1. If pros are "allowed" to use them in...

+1. If pros are "allowed" to use them in training, why aren't we? Let's face it, training is all that 90% of us ever does.

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05-05-13, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By knowledgdropper

Lucky for you, there are plenty of clubs in the...

Lucky for you, there are plenty of clubs in the area. Here's a small sampling:

Cruz Cycling (http://www.cruzcycling.com/home.cfm)
Lightning Velo (http://lightningvelo.org/)
Velo Allegro...
04-30-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By knowledgdropper

You've no idea how many times I made this exact...

You've no idea how many times I made this exact argument to my buddy- we've done centuries before, but he's bound and determined to do an organized century.

Beachgrad- CSULB '98 here. Go Beach!
04-30-13, 08:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By knowledgdropper

Definitely not a race. I'm sure there will be a...

Definitely not a race. I'm sure there will be a good number of non-roadies out on the course, so everyone should be able to find their own pace.
04-29-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By knowledgdropper

Tour of Long Beach/Long Beach Bikefest

Anyone doing any of the rides, or checking out the Bikefest area? A buddy & I are in for the century. Hope to see some local BFers there.

Tour of Long Beach (http://touroflongbeach.com)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,417
Posted By knowledgdropper

Get a tandem.

Get a tandem.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-13, 11:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,177
Posted By knowledgdropper

One of my favorites, so far. The one time I...

One of my favorites, so far. The one time I attempted to take some interesting bridge pictures, I got stopped by the harbor police and was told to move along.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-13, 06:20 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,177
Posted By knowledgdropper

You're like an American "Mr. Bean" (Rowan...

You're like an American "Mr. Bean" (Rowan Atkinson).

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 04:58 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,177
Posted By knowledgdropper

Nothing wrong with Sony (alpha?)- especially with...

Nothing wrong with Sony (alpha?)- especially with results like that. I have heard (and seen!) that their glass is excellent. Now, if only Sony would allow their really successful products to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,009,499
Posted By knowledgdropper

Hot. No more Madone?

Hot. No more Madone?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-13, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By knowledgdropper

As a point of reference, you can buy a new Dura...

As a point of reference, you can buy a new Dura Ace 9000 group, minus crankset (don't you have Hollowgrams, anyway?) for around $1500.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,372,587
Posted By knowledgdropper

^^ Whoa, ****** status with 5 K-edge mounts and...

^^ Whoa, ****** status with 5 K-edge mounts and 2 Garmin 500s!...

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Genius 6.6 mega (a half-size up from my previous pair)

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Titanium spindles, +3mm for my wide feet.
(Ward...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 09:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By knowledgdropper

Correct, but it's not "specialize".

Correct, but it's not "specialize".
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,645
Posted By knowledgdropper

+1 for "The Stick". I have a Rumble Roller...

+1 for "The Stick".

I have a Rumble Roller (http://rumbleroller.com/) that I use once or twice a week. I got the higher density foam (harder) and it hurts sooo good.
04-07-13, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By knowledgdropper

Yesterday, I warmed up then did 5 sets of ZeCanon...

Yesterday, I warmed up then did 5 sets of ZeCanon Intervals (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/635841-The-BikeForums-net-workout-recipe-book) on the Eldo crit course. Ouch. Finished up...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-13, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,878
Posted By knowledgdropper

Firstly, congrats on the new bike and welcome. ...

Firstly, congrats on the new bike and welcome. Secondly, the SRAM part you're referring to (PG-1050 11-26) is called the cassette. The hub is what the cassette slides onto. Hubs are often referred...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-13, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20,012
Views: 4,372,587
Posted By knowledgdropper

wut

wut
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By knowledgdropper

Welcome to the forums. Nice first bike. Be sure...

Welcome to the forums. Nice first bike. Be sure to check out the SoCal section of the regional forums (near the top of the home page).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,661
Posted By knowledgdropper

LaPierre definitely available, officially,...

LaPierre definitely available, officially, stateside. Went to two shops who are Lapierre dealers on my last visit to Seattle.

Dolan is also readily available here. My LBS is a dealer.

Doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-13, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 65,031
Posted By knowledgdropper

Great thread, even with the numerous side-trips. ...

Great thread, even with the numerous side-trips. As for hub color....

http://www.popfunk.com/images-category/?id=21924&width=208
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-13, 04:20 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,462
Posted By knowledgdropper

http://youtu.be/43qitcbdpvk?t=29s

http://youtu.be/43qitcbdpvk?t=29s
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,965
Posted By knowledgdropper

Yup, Sh*t happens. Good thing there are still...

Yup, Sh*t happens. Good thing there are still businesses with great customer service to help balance things out. Hope your next ride goes on without a hitch.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,965
Posted By knowledgdropper

So, is OP is simply sharing and venting, to the...

So, is OP is simply sharing and venting, to the wheelbuilder (and us), about his unfortunate circumstance- or placing blame?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,012
Posted By knowledgdropper

Occupational therapist and former certified...

Occupational therapist and former certified athletic trainer. :)

You've done well to remember all the pertinent information for your injuries/maladies. It's always nice when clients can remember...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 07:29 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,033
Posted By knowledgdropper

There are some steel De Rosas that would qualify...

There are some steel De Rosas that would qualify for me. Their modern carbon offerings are up there for me, too. While I thoroughly enjoy my SL3...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,033
Posted By knowledgdropper

nope.

nope.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,012
Posted By knowledgdropper

^ This, with an addendum: The VMO is small,...

^ This, with an addendum:

The VMO is small, in comparison to the other three heads of the quadriceps- it must essentially "fight" against their influence all by itself. The much stronger lateral...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 06:45 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 9,985
Posted By knowledgdropper

One thing that I've noticed, in my experience, is...

One thing that I've noticed, in my experience, is that minority races (I'm one, too) are much more likely to ask me what I paid for x-object. When I met one of my neighbors for the first time, his...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-13, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By knowledgdropper

When I had my OCR limited, I found that my...

When I had my OCR limited, I found that my standard reach, ultegra brakes were too short. I ended up getting a set of Shimanos which were long reachand "ultegra level". The model # escapes me, atm....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 666
Posted By knowledgdropper

*poll* Just so you know, 10 speed cranksets...

*poll*

Just so you know, 10 speed cranksets DO play nicely with 11 speed Shimano. So, for the sake of argument, you don't NEED to stay with 10 speed, just because of Elsa. Also, if you happen to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26,818
Views: 17,187,808
Posted By knowledgdropper

Feel free to post the other beauties from your...

Feel free to post the other beauties from your stable!

Great bikes, BTW.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-13, 11:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,850
Posted By knowledgdropper

Yes. Also, use your front brake as the primary...

Yes. Also, use your front brake as the primary stopper. Really- the rear will lock up just by looking at it funny.
03-02-13, 04:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By knowledgdropper

+1 Lungs were really feeling it today from...

+1 Lungs were really feeling it today from Cerritos to Newport. Glad I brought my inhaler.... Nice day for ride, but almost ruined by some guy showing off for his GF. He pulled the classic "suck...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,850
Posted By knowledgdropper

Yeah, don't squeeze so hard. Also may want to...

Yeah, don't squeeze so hard. Also may want to get a little more weight over the rear wheel, when braking, to help maintain traction. It sounds as if you're relying on your rear brake to be your...
02-26-13, 10:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,306
Posted By knowledgdropper

This might have to be my nomination for BF hall...

This might have to be my nomination for BF hall of fame. The sheer conviction of his belief is admirable, though inexplicable.
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