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03-07-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 48,302
Posted By F1_Fan

It's quite the time capsule seeing alerts for a...

It's quite the time capsule seeing alerts for a 14 year-old thread appear in my email!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-08, 07:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,655
Posted By F1_Fan

Let's just say that my motorcycle is capable of...

Let's just say that my motorcycle is capable of speeds that my balls aren't but I've got a lot more in reserve than the Prius at that speed! :D

Standard highway speed limits here are between 80...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-08, 12:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,655
Posted By F1_Fan

80 km/h on my bike was a little freaky. 170 km/h...

80 km/h on my bike was a little freaky. 170 km/h on the motorcycle was a picnic :D

For the OP: I used to be a crappy decender until I went for some rides with a good decender. I got better by...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-08, 12:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By F1_Fan

Ditchex top tube!! Buddy of mine had a...

Ditchex top tube!!

Buddy of mine had a Zunow in the early-90s. It was beautiful.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-08, 12:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,627
Posted By F1_Fan

Gimme a Sharpie and 30 minutes and I'll make you...

Gimme a Sharpie and 30 minutes and I'll make you just as bad-ass.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-08, 12:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By F1_Fan

F***ing-A! That would be beyond sweet.

F***ing-A! That would be beyond sweet.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-08, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By F1_Fan

If it's dry then the issue could be a static...

If it's dry then the issue could be a static charge buildup. My old Polar HR would drop out in the summer but only if I wore one particular jersey and only on decents. It was the material flapping...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,671
Posted By F1_Fan

Proper doses of hormones will solve your shaving...

Proper doses of hormones will solve your shaving problems and put you into an easier category too!!

http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/2309/tammythomasmz1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-08, 11:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 554
Posted By F1_Fan

I had a Vitus 979 that really would've benefited...

I had a Vitus 979 that really would've benefited from this treatment :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-08, 04:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,414
Posted By F1_Fan

Despite the fact that Kool-Stop makes...

Despite the fact that Kool-Stop makes wet-specific pads, the black pads are just fine in the rain and are a great all-season pad. I've used them on my winter bikes for many years and find them a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-08, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,536
Posted By F1_Fan

I'm holding out for bibs with a drawstring.

I'm holding out for bibs with a drawstring.
03-23-08, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By F1_Fan

At least you got that. We get shafted up here in...

At least you got that. We get shafted up here in Canada. At least I can d/l this stuff later in the week.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-08, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By F1_Fan

Damn, was going to suggest CP too. :( Every...

Damn, was going to suggest CP too. :(

Every version of the Saris software has been flawed, buggy or just crappy. The latest version I tried crashes everytime I try to download data. The only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,109
Posted By F1_Fan

Thanks OP for the post. Competitive Cyclist got...

Thanks OP for the post. Competitive Cyclist got told to take the info down from their website before I got a chance to read it!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-08, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By F1_Fan

In early evening (maybe the morning too... who...

In early evening (maybe the morning too... who knows, I'm not a morning person) the sun gets to angle where much of the ambient light is polarized. I always see some darkening of the display at that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-08, 04:34 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,735
Posted By F1_Fan

With respect to that link... I thought High Road...

With respect to that link... I thought High Road was a US-registered team now?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-08, 11:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By F1_Fan

I edited my post above after finding this in the...

I edited my post above after finding this in the archives:

just with through this with an 06 six13. Cannondale does specify using a starnut and not a compression plug. The difference in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-08, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 866
Posted By F1_Fan

One of the things that strikes terror into me is...

One of the things that strikes terror into me is the thought of fork failure. There is no freaking way I'd ride a fork with that kind of mark in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-08, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By F1_Fan

The seller should sell his camera too since he...

The seller should sell his camera too since he has no idea how to use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-08, 05:57 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 38,456
Posted By F1_Fan

That was in fact his last post on this forum. :(...

That was in fact his last post on this forum. :(

Hopefully his website lives on as a reminder of how much knowledge he had to share.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By F1_Fan

The shifters are the problem... a replacement...

The shifters are the problem... a replacement will probably mean a visit to EBay for some used gear. I wanted to do a drop bar conversion on my old MTB (Deore XT 8-sp) with NOS Ultegra levers... not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 44,706
Posted By F1_Fan

I like it :) Hand-painted by LG in their...

I like it :) Hand-painted by LG in their paintshop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-07, 02:46 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 44,706
Posted By F1_Fan

Since you're from Quebec you'll be amused by...

Since you're from Quebec you'll be amused by this: my "IF" sold under a different (yet familiar) brand name:


http://www.foosoftware.com/g2photodata/gallery2/d/3983-1/LG6_1_day2.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-07, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,001
Posted By F1_Fan

Where is the cad sensor mounted? Mine is on the...

Where is the cad sensor mounted? Mine is on the downtube just below the bottle cage and sticks out and up (if you can visualize that).

I've never had a reception problem with my 710i on the bars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-07, 03:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,112
Posted By F1_Fan

I like black Kool-Stops. If you wanna keep it...

I like black Kool-Stops. If you wanna keep it Shimano then the Dura-Ace pads as nice. I love mine. Lotsa stopping power and more gradual bite than a Kool-Stop.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By F1_Fan

Yup... the only way I could manage it was to...

Yup... the only way I could manage it was to learn each feature as I needed it. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-07, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By F1_Fan

ROFL, not a bottle cage bolt... those are the...

ROFL, not a bottle cage bolt... those are the barrel adjusters for the derailleur cables.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,033
Posted By F1_Fan

Any dry road day when there's no chance of ice.

Any dry road day when there's no chance of ice.
02-03-07, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By F1_Fan

I've found that it correlates well in the...

I've found that it correlates well in the 200-300W range with my PowerTap once the Fluid2 warms up (I've never checked for higher wattage... why bother when I have a PT?). That's with the...
02-03-07, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,560
Posted By F1_Fan

I have found this to be fairly accurate once the...

I have found this to be fairly accurate once the Fluid2 warms up:

http://www.foosoftware.com/g2photodata/gallery2/d/3978-1/Fluid2_power.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-06, 01:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 24,883
Posted By F1_Fan

I can't find it online but late-80's/early-90's...

I can't find it online but late-80's/early-90's Bicycle Guide ran an article with Michael Richards and his bikes. Back then he was quite an avid cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,848
Posted By F1_Fan

www.bikejerseys.com (I'm sipping from one of...

www.bikejerseys.com (I'm sipping from one of their waterbottles right now!) has good fit charts. Every brand is different but in general Euro sizing will seem wacky. I'm a S or a M in NA bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 06:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 847
Posted By F1_Fan

I rode fixed Look cleats for 10 years before...

I rode fixed Look cleats for 10 years before trying Keo red cleats. I'd say it took 1000 km for me to be comfortable out of the saddle. That's me though... now I don't even notice the float but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-06, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By F1_Fan

You're thinking of the IMAX film about CSC/Tyler...

You're thinking of the IMAX film about CSC/Tyler Hamilton that got shelved after his doping. Fragments of that got into an IMAX film on the brain or something... apparently it's not very good from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-06, 11:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,516
Posted By F1_Fan

You make a false assumption here. Why would...

You make a false assumption here. Why would giving up 1/2 of your contact area and 25 of the braking power help?

FWIW, stoppies on motorcycles are for show only. MotoGP guys don't lift the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-06, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By F1_Fan

Steer with your penis. Seriously... some...

Steer with your penis.

Seriously... some bikes are just tricky due to the frame/fork geometry. I can no-hand my current road bike but my old Specialized Allez Epic is impossible.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,036
Posted By F1_Fan

'06 CBR600F4i and '05 Louis Garneau LG 6.1 ...

'06 CBR600F4i and '05 Louis Garneau LG 6.1

Both are the same colours: blue/black with silver accents. The CBR is new and has been cutting into my riding time quite significantly :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,940
Posted By F1_Fan

I'm too lazy to check this myself... were the...

I'm too lazy to check this myself... were the Sidi shoes made in China? All shoes from China get hit with an 18% anti-dumping duty.

I found this out the hard way... ordered Adidas shoes at a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-06, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,500
Posted By F1_Fan

There are waaaaaayyyyyyyy more hot female...

There are waaaaaayyyyyyyy more hot female triathletes than roadies.

I (heart) triathletes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-06, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By F1_Fan

Pro road sprints are in the 70 km/h range. I...

Pro road sprints are in the 70 km/h range. I know I saw 72-73 for one of the Giro stages.

For comparision, Curt Harnett (CAN) holds the world 200m (track) sprint record at 72.985 and that's solo...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By F1_Fan

You run a good chance of another spoke failing...

You run a good chance of another spoke failing (of the ones now taking the load of the missing spoke). Then having 18/20 spokes almost guarantees a walk home. Take a rest day, fix the wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-06, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,164
Posted By F1_Fan

I've always just glued magnets to the back of the...

I've always just glued magnets to the back of the crankarm with Goop (Shoe-goo). It's super strong and the magnet will come off with a twist of pliers. As a bonus the Goop peels off cleanly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By F1_Fan

Old rubber will sometimes get sticky as it...

Old rubber will sometimes get sticky as it degrades over time. Time for new hoods.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-06, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By F1_Fan

I like mine. They roll and grip nicely and I've...

I like mine. They roll and grip nicely and I've had no flats over approx 2000 km.

One of the two started developing little gaps between the coloured and black tread but some superglue fixed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-06, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 878
Posted By F1_Fan

No complaints about the traction from my...

No complaints about the traction from my Vittorias, wet or dry. One of my tires developed a few 1cm gaps where the black and blue rubber joins but a bit of superglue fixed that. The other tire is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-06, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By F1_Fan

That foam is freaking messy is you miss the hole...

That foam is freaking messy is you miss the hole though... I'd orient the bike so that the metal was near the hole but in a likely known location and shoot a few drops of superglue in there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-06, 11:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By F1_Fan

Not to mention it's useful for getting the small...

Not to mention it's useful for getting the small ring off the bike! Though I suppose a hacksaw could be used instead to cut the ring ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-06, 07:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,644
Posted By F1_Fan

In Italian "ci" is pronounced "ch". Remember...

In Italian "ci" is pronounced "ch". Remember that and Cinelli is easy from there since most people are used to the "elli" ending.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-06, 07:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,917
Posted By F1_Fan

Extreme pain for the dog... no permanent damage...

Extreme pain for the dog... no permanent damage and likely a lesson learned. If the dog gets the rider (typically in the foot or lower leg) you're looking at extreme pain and likely permanent damage...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-06, 12:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By F1_Fan

I tighten mine to the point where I *just* see...

I tighten mine to the point where I *just* see the trainer start to flex outward when the lever is locked. Releasing the bike is tough but IMO that's because the bit that holds the lever in the...
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