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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By milkbaby

I don't know what the deal is with their company...

I don't know what the deal is with their company now, but the main guy behind it was quite active on the weightweenies forum. You can actually look up the old threads where he first started making...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-16, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By milkbaby

http://www.madegood.org/wp-content/themes/madegood...

http://www.madegood.org/wp-content/themes/madegood/gallery/bikes/check-the-wear-on-a-bike-wheel-rim/1.jpg

^That is the typical look of a rim wear indicator. Just a little divot/hole in the rim....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-16, 02:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,522
Posted By milkbaby

+1 on only considering a hard case. I've bought a...

+1 on only considering a hard case. I've bought a number of bicycles and wheelsets that were shipped in cardboard bike boxes and wheel boxes, and it only seems to be a matter of luck that there's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 912
Posted By milkbaby

I vote for seeing a good experienced fitter,...

I vote for seeing a good experienced fitter, somebody who's done a lot of fits for a lot of different people. It's hard to substitute for experience.

For Joe Blow like me and everybody else here...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-16, 03:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,036
Posted By milkbaby

Aren't the wheels that came stock on your bike...

Aren't the wheels that came stock on your bike already tubeless ready? The only thing it seems like you might get from the pricier wheels is less weight and possibly a wider rim. This may or may not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,200
Posted By milkbaby

120 psi is way too high for a 125 pound rider....

120 psi is way too high for a 125 pound rider. Right now I'm more than ten pounds heavier than you and still can run 70/85 psi (front/rear) on 23 mm Michelin Pro4 or Conti GP4000, no problems. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,817
Posted By milkbaby

I bet it's 100% a fit issue. I bet your new bike...

I bet it's 100% a fit issue. I bet your new bike has totally different aerobars, saddle, cranks, etc from your old TT bike. Have you ridden the old TT bike recently and have it be much slower than...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By milkbaby

I have Hudz on 6700 levers and they are okay but...

I have Hudz on 6700 levers and they are okay but never were as good a fit as the original Shimano hood covers. I think it's just a matter of living with it being not perfect if you want to have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By milkbaby

I forgot to say, ride it for a while until you're...

I forgot to say, ride it for a while until you're sure you're okay with how high you have the stem now, then cut it. There is a chance you'll want to raise it, but once you cut it, you'll have to use...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,138
Posted By milkbaby

Don't chop your head tube, you probably won't be...

Don't chop your head tube, you probably won't be able to install the upper bearings of the headset any more. If you want to cut the fork steerer though, go for it. In fact, it might be better to cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-16, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,175
Posted By milkbaby

I have some of the ones that are marginally...

I have some of the ones that are marginally heavier, the 64g version. I haven't gone lighter or to latex either because of the cost. The ones in the 60-75g range can often be found on sale for like...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,734
Posted By milkbaby

If you have to ask, then the answer is no. You...

If you have to ask, then the answer is no. You must be one of those annoying people who ask what the price is too. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,463
Posted By milkbaby

Be careful switching from old shorts to bibs,...

Be careful switching from old shorts to bibs, they might mess up your cycling tan lines.

http://media.2oceansvibe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/21.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-16, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 44,883
Posted By milkbaby

Ride them until the thread is worn out then reply...

Ride them until the thread is worn out then reply with a zombie meme.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-16, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By milkbaby

Take a look at the Shimano pedals from 1996 and...

Take a look at the Shimano pedals from 1996 and 1998 at the Speedplay online clipless museum/gallery here:

SPEEDPLAY : HIGH PERFORMANCE PEDALS...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-16, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,445
Posted By milkbaby

There are a bunch of what look like factory...

There are a bunch of what look like factory seconds but new cheap aluminum frames and framesets on ebay right now. Some in raw aluminum, so I'm guessing QC fails or something. Some are heavy but some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By milkbaby

I always toe in brake pads when I set them up...

I always toe in brake pads when I set them up whether on aluminum or carbon rims. This isn't common practice any more? I think most decent calipers come with the washer to make it easy to set up toe...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,739
Posted By milkbaby

^Wut they said... Recovery might have to be a...

^Wut they said... Recovery might have to be a little longer and you might suffer cardiac creep (slowly increasing HR at the same power) as you dehydrate during a ride. Putting water on your head,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,426
Posted By milkbaby

I think the only reason people say not to use...

I think the only reason people say not to use grease on carbon seatposts is because you want the seatpost to stay at a fixed position instead of moving, and the grease will only make it more likely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,440
Posted By milkbaby

You need new bibs? But you could save so much...

You need new bibs? But you could save so much money buying used ones off ebay!

But seriously... Everybody has their own taste in chamois pads. I like both thin ones and thick ones, depends on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,093
Posted By milkbaby

HOT Would look nice with gumwall tires

HOT
Would look nice with gumwall tires
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,215
Posted By milkbaby

Everybody always says Sidi, but I don't have...

Everybody always says Sidi, but I don't have personal experience with them. Northwave are narrow, but their sizing is also weird. I'm like a 43.5 in everything else but a 42 in Northwave.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By milkbaby

Rear fork? I think you put your bicycle together...

Rear fork? I think you put your bicycle together wrong! ;)

But seriously, is it rubbing on the brake bridge or the brake calipers? If only on the caliper, you could possibly space it out a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By milkbaby

Possibly iliotibial band syndrome? Google it

Possibly iliotibial band syndrome? Google it
06-20-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,953
Posted By milkbaby

The best chain lube is what's on the chain right...

The best chain lube is what's on the chain right now. The worst chain lube is when there's none in the chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,093
Posted By milkbaby

Without the bags it's not hot, but with the bags...

Without the bags it's not hot, but with the bags it's actually pretty fetching... Sometimes the appropriate dresswear can do wonders. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 03:26 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,093
Posted By milkbaby

The turkey neck seatpost and spacers/upright stem...

The turkey neck seatpost and spacers/upright stem just make it unenjoyable for me. A butterface. :(
06-14-16, 11:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,024
Posted By milkbaby

Everybody has different comfort levels. Out of...

Everybody has different comfort levels. Out of the helmets I have, the more expensive ones are better ventilated and lighter than the less expensive ones.

If you want to get a more expensive...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 12:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,648
Posted By milkbaby

I used to do strength training two or three times...

I used to do strength training two or three times a week. Three sets each of pushups, dumbbell bench presses, bent over rows, dumbbell arm curls, bench dips, pull ups, shoulder shrugs, situps, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,994
Posted By milkbaby

2.02 watts less normalized power per 10 mm rim...

2.02 watts less normalized power per 10 mm rim depth beyond 24 mm averaged over all weather conditions and route terrain. But only with 23 mm tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By milkbaby

I just wipe wherever I can with a wet towel....

I just wipe wherever I can with a wet towel. Sometimes I might take a water hose and gently water the area (no pressure so as to avoid sending lots of water through bearing shields) then wipe down....
06-12-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,743
Posted By milkbaby

How do you carry your 25 pound dog on your...

How do you carry your 25 pound dog on your mountain bike? Answer: With great difficulty. :)

But seriously, maybe something like a child trailer if your dog will sit still in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,364
Posted By milkbaby

I live in Florida where we have speed bumps but...

I live in Florida where we have speed bumps but no serious hills. However, the inclines are still enough to split a group due to the varying weights and fitness of riders in a group. Whether this is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By milkbaby

I weigh less than 140 pounds, and one of the...

I weigh less than 140 pounds, and one of the wheelsets I ride is Fulcrum Racing Zero, basically the twin to Campy Shamal. They are stiff, but as a lighter rider, I can run less pressure in the tires,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-16, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,836
Posted By milkbaby

55 grams? Sounds like you'll discover first hand...

55 grams? Sounds like you'll discover first hand why people write that carbon assplodes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 01:59 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,093
Posted By milkbaby

Hot and super classy. While I like the Wound Up...

Hot and super classy. While I like the Wound Up fork crowns in abstract, there are few bikes it seems to look good with, and yours is one of the few where it really works. Looks awesome with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,639,093
Posted By milkbaby

Hot even with the non-Campy cranks... Looks all...

Hot even with the non-Campy cranks... Looks all business. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,473
Posted By milkbaby

^This... Even at 130 pounds, I would often be...

^This... Even at 130 pounds, I would often be coasting downhill as fast or faster than friends who were 50 pounds heavier. I'm pretty sure the main factor was lower frontal area since most of them...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By milkbaby

To be honest, if you've been buying and selling...

To be honest, if you've been buying and selling bikes over the past year and a half, it sounds like a case of always feeling that the grass is greener on the other side. I vote dialing in your tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By milkbaby

It can turn you into a bit of a ******y bossy...

It can turn you into a bit of a ******y bossy type like this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkMPZ7WeDck


The mask doesn't reduce oxygen at all, just makes it harder for you to breathe...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 636
Posted By milkbaby

I would go larger so I could wear a cycling cap...

I would go larger so I could wear a cycling cap underneath when I want to. Some helmets have a decent range of fit, and the last three I've gotten were sight unseen online. On the other hand, some...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 865
Posted By milkbaby

All those bikes look nice to me, though the...

All those bikes look nice to me, though the Merckx frame looks the slickest and nice weight... I think you should keep searching online for used if you're looking for best bang for your buck.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,104
Posted By milkbaby

I use zero setback posts because it gets me in...

I use zero setback posts because it gets me in the position I want to be on the bike. You don't want to slam the saddle forwards or backwards in the seatpost cradle such that you're clamping outside...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,005
Posted By milkbaby

I have a Saris Bones and have used it on a Toyota...

I have a Saris Bones and have used it on a Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima without issue. However, it is not secure against theft. Somebody can easily steal both the bikes and the rack. I rarely use...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By milkbaby

Cool link, less than $15 for five 700x20/28 48mm...

Cool link, less than $15 for five 700x20/28 48mm presta valve tubes is pretty good. Price Point has also had some crazy good deals like $2 per tube recently.

Correction, PricePoint has tubes for...
06-01-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By milkbaby

For road cycling, Ride Cycling Review from...

For road cycling, Ride Cycling Review from Australia is awesome. If I remember correctly, it's quarterly and half of the content is pro cycling and the other half is tech and reviews. Tour magazine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,013
Posted By milkbaby

I actually have three pairs of white bibs, and...

I actually have three pairs of white bibs, and they are among my favorites. I was walking down the end of the aisle at a convenience store when a lady came around the corner; she looked down at my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By milkbaby

In general, the high modulus will be stiffer but...

In general, the high modulus will be stiffer but more brittle. Since it's stiffer, they can get away with using less and make the frame lighter too. As mentioned, not everybody will benefit greatly...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,345
Posted By milkbaby

Agree with Lazyass that it shouldn't matter what...

Agree with Lazyass that it shouldn't matter what it looks like as long as you're satisfied.

Also, remember there are a lot of women's bikes with stems 80 mm long or even shorter in addition to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 785
Posted By milkbaby

I would just get a new clamp to be safe. Cheaper...

I would just get a new clamp to be safe. Cheaper than possibly cracking your seat tube.

Also, I bet the torque recommendation on a clamp is the maximum recommended versus the optimal. Optimal is...
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