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07-19-16, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,609
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

How do you guys start on a fixie?

How do you guys start on a fixed gear bike? really how do you get it moving while getting on it??
When I do it, I feel like I must have the crank very high, almost vertical, so I have time to:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Is my rear brake housing too long?

As stated in title: is my rear brake housing too long? (the one you can see on the left)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-16, 03:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Position issues for fat-ish male riders on racing bike

Hey all,

I have a bike that *is* a proper fit. I had the frame custom-made and I am positive the size is right and the overall adjustments are okay for the big picture.

Now, I used to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks! Any examples of the seatposts you...

Thanks!

Any examples of the seatposts you mention clamping from the sides? can't visualize it...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,609
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Selle Italia oval rails

Hi,

I am considering a new saddle.

My seatpost is one that accepts "regular" rails (I've had 2 saddles with round rails... never bothered with the actual diameters...)

And I would like to...
08-14-15, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks for the advice! About the riding...

Thanks for the advice!

About the riding spot, there is that place that is reserved for cyclists. At peak times, there are big packs of road riders riding over 25 mph... but when it's quiet, it's...
08-14-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

My first SS/FG <3 ... but what to do before trying to ride fixed?

Hi there,

Just picked up my first SS/FG ride. A Felt Brougham 2015 :

471093

Find it pretty cool tbh :)

Anyway; I commute daily with my other bike (w/ speeds and everything...) so I *know*...
08-07-15, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Interesting tip!! Will give it a try! ...

Interesting tip!!

Will give it a try!



I did try that but it is not easy because the hole, assuming there is one, must be really tiny since I can inflate to ~8.5 bar, ride 100 km and still...
08-07-15, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Odd deflation with latex tubes

Hi all,

I use latex tubes in all my racing wheels.
Been doing that for almost a couple of years, and 0 puncture in over 20000 km... so I must say so far so good.

Now I know that latex tubes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,522
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Strings/threads peeling out of tire sides; how dangerous is it?

Hey,...

My rear tire looks like this:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/w_1cTJ1tvB0qmzqgKFx0nAMduMfnubZeqj7e2IdzscvY=w605-h1075-no

It must have been going on for a while as I found a couple...
04-30-15, 02:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Fine so you're saying that both will fit. I...

Fine so you're saying that both will fit.

I was thinking that but wasn't sure (I knew my cranksets options would be based on which BB I had, just wasn't sure that both BB types would be compatble).
04-30-15, 01:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 798
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Threaded bottom brackets hell

Hi,

Considering buying a frame.

Specifications say: "Bottom Bracket Shell BSA / British threaded"

And now I am not sure what BB I need.

Is it the square tapered ones? (assuming british...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-15, 02:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Just to be clear guys, the only part of my post...

Just to be clear guys, the only part of my post that was advice was this last line:



All the rest was just sympathetic chit-chat about how OP might feel and that he probably is not the only one...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-15, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Actually you do, you always can choose your line,...

Actually you do, you always can choose your line, it just is a very bad idea when that group is a race pack.
You can always coast before the turn when the other are pedaling, brake if they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-15, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

How close should pads be on caliper brakes?

Hi,

First of all, in this question, I am only talking about a road bike used for training and racing if that can have any importance.

How close should I set my brake pads to the rim?
And...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-15, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,932
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Canyon has shipped the replacement part. ...

Canyon has shipped the replacement part.

Gonna have to struggle a bit with the cables and their internal routing, but should be fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 04:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,932
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Well.... it's a frame, so it has tubes and chain...

Well.... it's a frame, so it has tubes and chain stay :)
I mean there is so specific requirement to be electronic ready... There might be some specific frames that have extra features to support...
01-19-15, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Are you sure? because in this case, the EW67A-E...

Are you sure? because in this case, the EW67A-E acts as an "A" junction box with its battery level button and everything, which is why the fact that this item designed for 10-speed Ultergra 6770...
01-19-15, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks. So I understand the "smartness" of the...

Thanks. So I understand the "smartness" of the 11-speed shifting, as it was the case in mechanical is handled by the shifter only (possible the derailleur?) but the junction is really just a way to...
01-19-15, 01:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Good point. I had considered this and yes the...

Good point. I had considered this and yes the wheels are compatible, they do support 10 and 11 speeds. But I will need new cassette and chain.



Fine. Actually, I will probably proceed this way:...
01-18-15, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Hi, Sorry,... should have been more...

Hi,

Sorry,... should have been more specific.
I am considering the Ultegra Di2 6870 w/ external routing. This one to be specific...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-15, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,932
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Already done. Before even posting here. ...

Already done. Before even posting here.



Honestly, when I think of all the pain that changing internally routed cables, and knowing that changing this guide will force me to change the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,932
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Cable guide "collapse"

Hello all,

I recently experienced some issues with my front shifting and when I looked, it turned out that the plastic piece that goes under the bottom bracket through which the cables run...
01-18-15, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,878
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Di2 advice

Hey guys,

I must admit I have been getting sick lately of my transmission, the fine tuning to set it up perfectly, especially the ring shifting is a pain...

Anyway, I googles a bit about the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

New with trainer

Hi there,

I've recently been given a stationary trainer.
Magnetic resistance, adjustable on bars, pretty quiet compared to what I've heard. Nothing real fancy,... but hey,... was a club mate's...
10-22-14, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,991
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Smallest I could find is 46T (Plateau ALIZE...

Smallest I could find is 46T (Plateau ALIZE (http://www.specialites-ta.com/plateau-alize.html))

Maybe there's smaller,... I see no reason why it would not be technically possible.
10-21-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Is there enough clearance ? (rear derailleur)

Hi,

I tried mounting a 12/30 cassette on my road bike and since this is large enough to be borderline as far as derailleur possibility is concerned, I wanted to check your opinion guys.

Here I...
10-16-14, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,604
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Answer to myself, in case anyone else is...

Answer to myself, in case anyone else is interested: Cassette How-To - Part 2 - Slowtwitch.com (http://www.slowtwitch.com/Tech/Cassette_How-To_-_Part_2_3257.html)
10-15-14, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,604
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

That's interesting... Is there a link to a...

That's interesting... Is there a link to a documentation I could find to support this?

And how about that mavic hubs? I gave a mavic wheel so what happens on those?
10-14-14, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,604
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

ok thanks for confirming,... I might try to play...

ok thanks for confirming,... I might try to play around with derailleur adjustements after this weekend's ride,... or just go back to my 12/25 and forget about this all until my next hilly ride :P
...
10-14-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,604
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Difference between SRAM and Shimano cassettes

Hi,

I usually ride a 12/25 cassette but have planned a more hilly ride this weekend.
I wanted to mount that 12/28 SRAM cassette I had in stock and the speeds were just skipping all the time never...
10-14-14, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Got it. Thanks for the help. Removed the...

Got it. Thanks for the help.

Removed the bolts all the way out and put a big fat knife in the opening and spread the thing to remove the ring...

Was not easy though.

Anyway. Thanks!
10-14-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 968
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Remove stuck stem adapter

Hey,

Just bought a shorter stem and received it today.
I have an 1 1/4 diameter and the stem has that diameter.

The only thing is that it came with an "adapter" that seems to reduce to the...
Forum: Touring
10-10-14, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,060
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Bar pannier on carbon bars

Hello,

As much as I like my purely touring bike for touring, I would like to use my racing bike for some brevets (200 to 400km).
For the longer ones, I would really like to have "some" piece of...
08-29-14, 06:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 687
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Exalith pads on non-Exalith rims and vice versa...

Hi,

After a minor accident destroying a wheel and some purchases I now have two (efficient) wheelsets:

Mavic Ksyrium SLR on the rear and Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 C24 in the front (actually I had...
07-22-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,762
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks guys!!

Thanks guys!!
07-22-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,762
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

SRAM Force rear derailleur capacity

Hi,

I have a SRAM Force rear derailleur, short cage, and I cannot seem to be able to find anywhere a specification sheet.
Namely I am interested in the capacity of the derailleur, and more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-14, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Actually, doing it slower was they key advice! ...

Actually, doing it slower was they key advice!
I just returned from my second ride (90 km) with all kinds of climbs so had to use most of the usable speeds and handling that baby a bit more gently...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-14, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,384
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Question to SRAM double tap users

Hi,

Just built myself a new bike with SRAM Force Double Tap levers.
Was riding 105 Shim's before.
I must have ridden ~50 km on the new one.
So far: shifting to a smaller sprocket is very easy...
07-07-14, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Good point...

Good point...
07-07-14, 03:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,283
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Rear derailleur: importance of the B-screw

Hi,

Adjusting a new derailleur, and wondering the importance of the B-screw...
How should I set it? have the upper jockey as close as possible to the bigger cog when on the granny in front...
06-30-14, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Yeah, thanks,... actually just browsing through...

Yeah, thanks,... actually just browsing through the manual answered my question.

Thank you all!!
06-30-14, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 762
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Garmin Edge 500 question: two cadence/speed modules for two bikes?

Hi,

I have a Garmin Edge 500 with the cadence/speed module:

390341

Can I purchase a second one to put on another bike and have both modules paired with the same Garmin device?
So that both...
06-13-14, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Benefit of ceramic bearing bottom bracket and carbon fiber bars

Hi,

I am about to build a bike from a frameset. I got most of the equipment covered. I only struggle with two last bits: BB and bars.
My frame needs a pressfit BB86 bracket. To match the crankset...
05-14-14, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks! giving this a look as well... I like...

Thanks! giving this a look as well...
I like reading,... can do no harm reading several of those...



Will check that out. Thank you. First time I hear of FTP, but I do have a HR monitor w/ my...
05-14-14, 01:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Thanks. Was exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks. Was exactly what I was looking for.
05-13-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Training "plan", centralized "bible", or where to begin with?

Hi,

I have been riding a lot as far as touring and commuting are concerned.
I just started racing and therefore training.
My problem is that I have no clearly planned plan for the training.
...
04-30-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,055
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

What are the symptoms of an discharged battery for on a GSC 10

Hi,

I have a Garmin EDGE 500 with a GSC 10 module to get cadence and speed data.
What are the symptoms to an empty battery for that module?

Here is the thing: I went on a ride this morning and...
04-23-14, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Checked that when changing the cable recently:...

Checked that when changing the cable recently: loosened the two bolts that link the caliper to the fork, squeezed the handle and tightened. So I would say yes.
04-23-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,078
Posted By FatBottomedGirl

Vibrations w/ disc brakes

Hi,

I got a pair of Hayes CX disc brakes on my touring bike.
Brakes alright, only one uncomfortable/strange thing: front brake makes vibrations when braking: as it the pad was slipping on the...
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