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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-09, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By 62vette

The chip seal is crap, but that means you just...

The chip seal is crap, but that means you just have to HTFU and get used to a bumpy ride.

The scenery is nice, us locals are pretty friendly on the whole, the one lane bridges are still there,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,958
Posted By 62vette

Shimano aren't pitching it against Rival, so...

Shimano aren't pitching it against Rival, so they'll be pricing it in the same range as Force.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By 62vette

Keywin CRM...

Keywin CRM (http://www.keywin.com/crmclipless.html). You can replace any and all parts.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 01:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By 62vette

You win the free membership to "Pedants-R-Us"....

You win the free membership to "Pedants-R-Us". :D
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,004
Posted By 62vette

I couldn't drop an anvil riding a Raleigh 20. I'm...

I couldn't drop an anvil riding a Raleigh 20. I'm the droppee at present.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,224
Posted By 62vette

Fixed

Fixed
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-09, 12:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By 62vette

I don't have 105 to confirm it, but squeeze the...

I don't have 105 to confirm it, but squeeze the brake lever and you should find a screw holding the cap on.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 04:28 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,007
Posted By 62vette

Tauranga used to be full of the newly-wed and the...

Tauranga used to be full of the newly-wed and the nearly-dead, but it's changed lately. Right at the moment it's full of tourists.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,514
Posted By 62vette

Actually a SRAM Rival crankset will work just...

Actually a SRAM Rival crankset will work just fine with any Shimano groupset. I have used one with both 105 and Dura Ace front derailleurs.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-08, 01:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,599
Posted By 62vette

wash? if it rains that should sort it :p

wash? if it rains that should sort it :p
07-26-08, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By 62vette

A number of the riders had aero bottles like...

A number of the riders had aero bottles like this:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/tour08/tour0820/bettiniphoto_0029600_1_full.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,447
Posted By 62vette

kudude - that dust cap is not a dust cap, it's...

kudude - that dust cap is not a dust cap, it's used to tension the cranks on the bearings while the pinch bolts are loose. Then you tighten the pinch bolts which locks the tension bolt in place.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-08, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,126
Posted By 62vette

Something to suit all tastes it would seem :p

Something to suit all tastes it would seem :p
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 565
Posted By 62vette

I cycle in NZ most days. It's best to get out of...

I cycle in NZ most days. It's best to get out of urban areas and into the country. The chip seal is not ideal for road bikes, but the only place you'll find hotmix surfaces out of urban areas is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,033
Posted By 62vette

That's a MTB chainring for 8 speed, and may not...

That's a MTB chainring for 8 speed, and may not work too well for road. FSA makes a 38 for a compact road crankset which would work better -...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-08, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By 62vette

The Pro 2 Race tyres are fine except for in the...

The Pro 2 Race tyres are fine except for in the wet when they are diabolically slippery.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By 62vette

Here's the rule -...

Here's the rule - http://www.uci.ch/modello2.asp?1stlevelid=C&level1=1&level2=15&idnews=1628

You can go lower than 16 spokes, have a deep rim or fat spokes if the wheel pas passed a "break test",...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-08, 08:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,800
Posted By 62vette

Maybe nobody else noods. You could try nodding :D...

Maybe nobody else noods. You could try nodding :D

I wave at other cyclists.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-08, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,849
Posted By 62vette

Shimano hubs are fine as are those Mavic rims....

Shimano hubs are fine as are those Mavic rims. They would give you no problems, but would be a fairly weighty wheelset.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-08, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By 62vette

Delta and Keo are it for LOOK road cleats. A fair...

Delta and Keo are it for LOOK road cleats. A fair number of the cheaper road pedals are Delta compatible, Wellgo, Exustar etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By 62vette

You have overtightened your bearing cones. ...

You have overtightened your bearing cones.

Either take it to your LBS before you next ride it, or get some cone wrenches and follow these instructions...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By 62vette

You can sew on a piece of lycra using zig zag...

You can sew on a piece of lycra using zig zag stitch which should work OK as a patch. I've done that with a couple of pairs of shorts before.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By 62vette

Sorry, I meant Rival for 1/3 the price of Dura...

Sorry, I meant Rival for 1/3 the price of Dura Ace. I paid USD$149 for Rival, the same vendor has Dura Ace for >USD$450. So the same price as your R700.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By 62vette

R700 is actually about 40 - 50gm heavier than the...

R700 is actually about 40 - 50gm heavier than the Ultegra SL crankset. Weight in order goes Dura Ace, Ultegra SL, R700, Ultegra...

The Sram Rival compact I have is about the same weight as Dura...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By 62vette

A set of split pin pliers will do the trick.

A set of split pin pliers will do the trick.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By 62vette

All respect to the late Sheldon Brown, but if you...

All respect to the late Sheldon Brown, but if you struggle to spin a longer crank at a sustainable rate because it's too long for your leg length, while you may get more leverage, aerobically you'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By 62vette

Ah, no they won't, not in the slightest way. ...

Ah, no they won't, not in the slightest way.

Regardless of crank length you still have to turn the cranks the same amount of times to get the same resulting distance of travel. You just get a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-08, 12:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By 62vette

the simple answer is 5mm :D At your height,...

the simple answer is 5mm :D

At your height, you'd probably want to be riding either 172.5 or 175. Here's one method of calculating crank length (http://www.nettally.com/palmk/crankset.html). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-08, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By 62vette

twist them off

twist them off
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,548
Posted By 62vette

50 x 11 is about the same as 53 x 12 (53 x 11.7...

50 x 11 is about the same as 53 x 12 (53 x 11.7 to be precise). Even 50 x 12 is more gear inches than a 53 x 13, so you lose less than the equivalent of one cog in the big chainring of a compact.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-08, 05:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,656
Posted By 62vette

It's been done. ...

It's been done.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/tour05/?id=results/tour0520


Armstrong beat Cancellara by 4:03. Search a bit more and you may find a TT with the results reversed.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,086
Posted By 62vette

With a compact you lose less than the equivalent...

With a compact you lose less than the equivalent of one cog on the big chainring. 50 x 12 is more gear inches than 53 x 13. If you're spinning that out then you'd go faster downhill coasting in a...
03-18-08, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,385
Posted By 62vette

Riding in a group is the best approach to both...

Riding in a group is the best approach to both safety and as an introduction to cycling in Auckland. Get in touch with Hot Cycles (http://www.bikeforums.net/www.hotcycles.co.nz) in St Heliers, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By 62vette

My rule of thumb is if it's going to take less...

My rule of thumb is if it's going to take less than a minute to climb, hammer it out of the saddle, otherwise seated.

As to cadence, as high as you can reasonably sustain. It differs for different...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-08, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By 62vette

You'll be getting more punctures and wearing your...

You'll be getting more punctures and wearing your tyres out faster if nothing else
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-08, 12:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,514
Posted By 62vette

I let some (maybe 10 - 20psi) pressure out of my...

I let some (maybe 10 - 20psi) pressure out of my tyres after each ride, then pump them back up just before the next ride. If nothing else, I am confident of the tyre pressure every time. It's become...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By 62vette

I was not thinking of MTBs in my statement. This...

I was not thinking of MTBs in my statement. This is the road forum after all. MTB tyre pressures are more about traction than punctures.

You will get more flats on a road bike if you don't run...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,084
Posted By 62vette

magpies, nasty territorial little buggers during...

magpies, nasty territorial little buggers during nesting season
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By 62vette

I've been riding on Keywin CRMs for a couple of...

I've been riding on Keywin CRMs for a couple of years and they are excellent pedals. They are a very comfortable pedal to use. The cleat is really large and I have never suffered from hot-foot like I...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By 62vette

A little experimentation should help you work it...

A little experimentation should help you work it out. The left shifter works the front derailleur, and the right the rear. Go for a ride and try it out.

You can always get the bike converted to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-08, 12:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By 62vette

Different rim tape is not going to stop a tyre...

Different rim tape is not going to stop a tyre from rotating on the rim as the tyre and rim tape will generally not be coming into contact with one another.

Some of the non-adhesive rim tapes will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-08, 02:57 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 28,299
Posted By 62vette

Your talents are wasted doing whatever it is you...

Your talents are wasted doing whatever it is you do. You should work in marketing. Actually we all should - getting paid to sit around tossing off one liners :p
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-07, 12:25 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 28,299
Posted By 62vette

Das had some issues to resolve, not the least of...

Das had some issues to resolve, not the least of which was a major superiority complex. Still, he was fun while he lasted :p
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-07, 09:31 PM
Replies: 976
Views: 28,299
Posted By 62vette

Not 30C here in BOP-land, but quite humid. It...

Not 30C here in BOP-land, but quite humid. It doesn't help that my body is trying hard to digest the enormous lunch we had for the missus' birthday.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 11:52 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 28,299
Posted By 62vette

So getting something done to you "upside the...

So getting something done to you "upside the head" is "Black English Vernacular"? Given that American TV is my guide to US culture, the only time I recall the term "upside the head" being used on TV...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-07, 02:24 AM
Replies: 976
Views: 28,299
Posted By 62vette

I certainly hope you weren't the one who was...

I certainly hope you weren't the one who was accusing me of being a culturally-blind idiot. Because insomuch as culturally-blind idiocy is concerned, that right there tops the pile. You're a skip...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-07, 12:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,042
Posted By 62vette

Go Antipodean and consider a Thylacine...

Go Antipodean and consider a Thylacine (http://www.thylacinecycles.com/)

Carbon and titanium...

http://thylacinecycles.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/thy-ps-tephracti01.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 5,282
Posted By 62vette

No stick with McDonalds, your taste buds won't go...

No stick with McDonalds, your taste buds won't go into sensory overload that way :p
07-18-07, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By 62vette

Chicken legs Rasmussen or Cadel Evans

Chicken legs Rasmussen or Cadel Evans
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-07, 02:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,669
Posted By 62vette

ask your mum :p

ask your mum :p
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