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10-11-15, 12:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,100
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Sounds like you are just uninformed and instead...

Sounds like you are just uninformed and instead of finding knowledge on the subject you would instead like to force your ideals onto everyone else.

Maybe if someone is on a budget and wants...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-15, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 732
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Sounds to me like that's all it is.

Sounds to me like that's all it is.
08-23-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Wrong. As someone else mentioned you should have...

Wrong. As someone else mentioned you should have a look at Cav, or any other road sprinter really. A profile view is especially enlightening. Their butt may be off the saddle but their shoulders and...
08-23-15, 03:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Lots of what you posted in this thread, and...

Lots of what you posted in this thread, and others, is BS. Plus you like to throw around the term asshat like you're something special. Ease up a little, you come off as more than a bit of one...
08-23-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,148
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

At 185 lbs your chances of being fast on any kind...

At 185 lbs your chances of being fast on any kind of extended incline are slim to none, no matter how fit you are. Gravity just doesn't like us bigger guys.

Fifteen years ago I was one of the top...
08-23-15, 11:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,747
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

The amount of BS in your posts would be hilarious...

The amount of BS in your posts would be hilarious if it wasn't always delivered with such a crappy attitude.
08-16-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,243
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I agree with 10 Wheels in that the camera is set...

I agree with 10 Wheels in that the camera is set far too low to see anything.
08-15-15, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,089
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I see great things in your future.

I see great things in your future.
08-15-15, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 872
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

First off I doubt Pantani was 5'8". He was a...

First off I doubt Pantani was 5'8". He was a pretty tiny man and if anything his frame looked a little large for him to my eye, though with the old school geometry a fistful of seat post showing with...
08-15-15, 07:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,882
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I don't know what you're riding but unless it's a...

I don't know what you're riding but unless it's a bmx or a little kid's bike the gears probably aren't the problem.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 10:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,483
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Or from yet another perspective if your FTP is...

Or from yet another perspective if your FTP is 225 watts as opposed to 280 you may only finish a minute or two behind as opposed to 15.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-15, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,483
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

+1000 Riding style has a lot to do with...

+1000

Riding style has a lot to do with optimal shape and what works for one rider won't work for another.

For instance some riders can get their shoulders so low that their head isn't above...
08-03-15, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,503
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

The derailleur adjustment by sound advice given...

The derailleur adjustment by sound advice given earlier is faulty IMO, and will result in fast downshifts (to a larger cogs) and sluggish upshifts.

Try putting your derailleur in the highest gear...
Forum: Triathlon
07-30-15, 11:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

25 MPH for an hour on a folding bike, in...

25 MPH for an hour on a folding bike, in NYC......:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-15, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,838
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Let's not forget that the OP was watching a...

Let's not forget that the OP was watching a triathlon and not a road race TT. Triathlon positions are even more skewed as they try to engage the hamstrings as little as possible on the bike in order...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-15, 09:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,838
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Since your shoulders are lower and more forward...

Since your shoulders are lower and more forward of your regular riding position you essentially rotate your position forward around the BB.
07-26-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,184
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I see that you're in Texas and it's probably...

I see that you're in Texas and it's probably quite hot and you're a big dude, but two bottles of water in 10 miles seems excessive.
07-26-15, 06:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,509
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

6 mph after 15 miles of not pedalling? Sounds...

6 mph after 15 miles of not pedalling? Sounds like they need motorcycles not ebikes.
07-26-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Campagnolo and Shimano components usually use...

Campagnolo and Shimano components usually use different cable pull ratios and aren't typically compatible. Even your FD may not work properly and AFAIK new Campy brifters from Centaur and lower are...
Forum: Touring
07-26-15, 04:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,559
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I must have missed where I stated that. Can you...

I must have missed where I stated that. Can you show me where I did?

Get over yourself.
07-26-15, 04:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,787
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Pretty sure I read somewhere that the CHP has had...

Pretty sure I read somewhere that the CHP has had zero tolerance policy for cyclists running stop signs in the last year or two as the general public were getting frustrated with cyclists who...
Forum: Touring
07-26-15, 04:44 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,559
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I don't really care to be honest. My post...

I don't really care to be honest.

My post was more of a general reply to all the anecdotal pseudo-science about not needing bear spray.
Forum: Triathlon
07-26-15, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

HAHAHAHAHA This guy.

HAHAHAHAHA

This guy.
Forum: Touring
07-26-15, 04:04 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,559
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Not exactly the kind of thing anyone is going to...

Not exactly the kind of thing anyone is going to sign up to test now are they?

There's seriously a lot of stupid things being said in this thread. Just like 350htrr mentioned everything is fine...
07-26-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,137
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

If you think this is dumb you should see the his...

If you think this is dumb you should see the his thread in the Triathlon sub-forum.
Forum: Triathlon
07-26-15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

This is a terrible idea, so many things wrong...

This is a terrible idea, so many things wrong with it.
07-25-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I carry the two most common size of Allen...

I carry the two most common size of Allen wrenches instead of a multi-tool. You could add a small Phillips or slotted screwdriver if you think you may need them but I haven't personally in 30 years...
07-23-15, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Ahh you're right, my Google Fu was weak today.

Ahh you're right, my Google Fu was weak today.
07-23-15, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

That road is in Hawaii not Italy.

That road is in Hawaii not Italy.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-15, 04:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,332
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

I don't think it's the mechanics whining so much...

I don't think it's the mechanics whining so much as the riders. An extra 10 seconds to change a wheel when the peloton is riding away at 40-60 KPH can be an insurmountable gap to overcome.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,979
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

You're already a bike length behind the guy...

You're already a bike length behind the guy you're trying to beat when the sprint starts. Unless you have a significantly higher top speed than him your only hope is that he fades nearing the line...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-15, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,969
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

No. Most people can't push 53-11 unless they're...

No. Most people can't push 53-11 unless they're going downhill.
07-08-15, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,556
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Well timed, opportunistic move from a guy with a...

Well timed, opportunistic move from a guy with a huge motor. Reminded me of Kwiatkowski's move to win the Worlds last year.
07-05-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,435
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Take a week or two mostly off, it's okay to do...

Take a week or two mostly off, it's okay to do some easy riding every other day or so, and sleep more until you start feeling better then ease back into your normal schedule.

Once you do get back...
05-20-15, 08:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,164
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Depends on the size and firmness of the gravel...

Depends on the size and firmness of the gravel you'll be riding on.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,785
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Dispute the charge, you won't be out the money at...

Dispute the charge, you won't be out the money at least.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-13-15, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Why not ride them both and then tell us the...

Why not ride them both and then tell us the difference.
05-13-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

We're all asymmetrical to varying degrees. Set up...

We're all asymmetrical to varying degrees. Set up your bike so it's comfortable and don't think about it again.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,145
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Most likely you're distributing your weight...

Most likely you're distributing your weight unevenly on the bars.

If your upper body isn't centered or you apply more pressure with one arm than the other you initiate a wobble when suddenly...
02-17-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,894
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

You and your 20 posts in 6 years will be greatly...

You and your 20 posts in 6 years will be greatly missed!!!
02-17-15, 01:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,894
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

If that's where you're looking in a paceline I...

If that's where you're looking in a paceline I have no desire to be near you. :lol:
02-13-15, 04:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,894
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

This was my first thought. Shirtless dudes pretty...

This was my first thought. Shirtless dudes pretty much always reek of BO.

Other than that I couldn't really care less though there's something about shirtless men anywhere but the beach/pool that...
Forum: Commuting
02-11-15, 11:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,793
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Mavic IO iO | Mavic - Canada / English...

Mavic IO

iO | Mavic - Canada / English (http://www.mavic.ca/wheels-track-io)
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Can you change the device pairings in the watch's...

Can you change the device pairings in the watch's settings?

My Timex Runtrainer requires you to manually enter the serial number of the transmitter if I switch.
02-09-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,159
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

When I was a messenger I had a custom messenger...

When I was a messenger I had a custom messenger bag made and it's awesome, for working as a messenger.

These days if I have to carry anything on my bike I use a rack and pannier(s).

If I had...
02-05-15, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Going by your earlier measurements a BB with a...

Going by your earlier measurements a BB with a 108 mm spindle would be perfect (113-108=5, 5/2=2.5) but TBH a 2.5 mm is nothing to worry about if you can't find the right length.

Unless of course...
02-04-15, 09:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,563
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Maybe, maybe not, but think about what happens if...

Maybe, maybe not, but think about what happens if your stem, handlebars or fork were to suddenly break.

None of those parts are where I'd choose to cheap out and besides that you can get a really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-15, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Aerodynamics are just as important in CX IMO. ...

Aerodynamics are just as important in CX IMO.

In a CX race you spend next to no time in another rider's draft so even though the speeds are slower the fact is that aero matters a lot.

If it...
02-03-15, 01:13 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-15, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By CharlyAlfaRomeo

Find out the reach and stack of your road bike...

Find out the reach and stack of your road bike and find a 'cross frame as close as possible to that.
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