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Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 09:23 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,771
Posted By PhilNYC

It must have been the same one Fabio Cancellara...

It must have been the same one Fabio Cancellara used:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nd13ARuvVE
08-01-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By PhilNYC

hey zacster! I checked the headset and fork,...

hey zacster!

I checked the headset and fork, and both appear to be as they should be. Bike had a full tune-up about 3 months ago, so I'd be surprised if it was anything else. The fact that the...
08-01-10, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 399
Posted By PhilNYC

Is my frame cracked?

Did a pretty hard ride on my 16 year old mtb (steel frame) earlier last week...probably the hardest I have ridden it in years. A couple of days later, I take the same bike out on the road for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-10, 09:37 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 23,217
Posted By PhilNYC

Was looking at road bikes in a store, and the...

Was looking at road bikes in a store, and the salesman told me "Cervelos are 15% faster than any other bike out there". A year later, I saw him win a Cat4/5 criterium race on a Cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-10, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By PhilNYC

Imho, if the wheelbuilder delivered to you...

Imho, if the wheelbuilder delivered to you anything different from what you asked for without telling you, then you have every right to return the wheels for a refund...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By PhilNYC

Spectrum...

Spectrum...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,818
Posted By PhilNYC

I have never tipped, nor have I heard of this...

I have never tipped, nor have I heard of this being a normal practice...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,374
Posted By PhilNYC

Most of the comments in this thread have been...

Most of the comments in this thread have been addressing catastrophic failure. But isn't the question more about fatigue strength?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,407
Posted By PhilNYC

I have an odd problem...in my area, there are 6...

I have an odd problem...in my area, there are 6 LBS's within 10 miles of my house. The shop where I like the people the best (friendliest, most passionate about the sport, remembers me every time I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-10, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,943
Posted By PhilNYC

I believe that the Cofidis team is riding the new...

I believe that the Cofidis team is riding the new Look 695 (not the 595).

BBox Telecom is riding Colnago

Footon-Servetto is riding Fuji
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-10, 05:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,991
Posted By PhilNYC

My rear tire usually gets swapped out every 6...

My rear tire usually gets swapped out every 6 months (about 3000 miles)...front tire maybe every 18 months...I use Vredestein Fortezza TriComps....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-10, 05:17 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,387
Posted By PhilNYC

Fixie...got it cheap and still have it, but it's...

Fixie...got it cheap and still have it, but it's definitely collecting dust.

Cadence monitor...knowing my cadence didn't really change the way I ride. And eventually, it got to the point where...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 12:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,051
Posted By PhilNYC

I'm the same height and ride a 56. But every...

I'm the same height and ride a 56. But every "fit calculator" I've ever taken the effort to measure myself for has told me I should be riding a 57....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-10, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 754
Posted By PhilNYC

I would go with the builder that you feel most...

I would go with the builder that you feel most comfortable with...not only with the actual manufacturing, but also with designing the geometry and fit for you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,285
Posted By PhilNYC

I have an agreement with my riding group (4 of...

I have an agreement with my riding group (4 of us)...that if any of us wins a lottery >$10mil, all of us will go get custom bikes from either Parlee of Serotta...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 06:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 789
Posted By PhilNYC

Ride the bike as-is for a year before upgrading...

Ride the bike as-is for a year before upgrading anything...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,359
Posted By PhilNYC

Looks like this bike was priced new at 1,785,000...

Looks like this bike was priced new at 1,785,000 yen in Japan, which translates to about US$19,000. Not sure why the eBay seller thinks he can get 2.5x that....

Here's more detail on the bike: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 10:04 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,538
Posted By PhilNYC

If someone latched onto my wheel and I started...

If someone latched onto my wheel and I started getting tired, I would move to my left and slow down to let him pass...then maybe get in behind him and see if s/he wanted to take turns (or, if I just...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,144
Posted By PhilNYC

I agree with you on the looks. But one quick...

I agree with you on the looks. But one quick thing to note is that "compact" geometries (ie. sloping top tubes) actually lower the center of gravity of the frame, so it does affect the handling of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,439
Posted By PhilNYC

I love the ride of Michelin Pro 3 and Vittoria...

I love the ride of Michelin Pro 3 and Vittoria Open Corsa EX tires, but found that I flatted on them a lot. Now use Vredestein TriComp Fortezza, which I like almost as much and rarely get flats...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 09:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 607
Posted By PhilNYC

Giant Rapid 3 or Specialized Sirrus Sport? They...

Giant Rapid 3 or Specialized Sirrus Sport? They are spec'd slightly differently but are designed for the same type of riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 09:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,858
Posted By PhilNYC

Am also a weekend warrior...try to get 80-100...

Am also a weekend warrior...try to get 80-100 miles in on the weekend, usually either a pair of 40 mile rides or a 40 and a 60....I'll hit the trainer for an hour 2-3 times during the weekdays to tie...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 09:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,444
Posted By PhilNYC

No...despite my screen-name, I am from NNJ and do...

No...despite my screen-name, I am from NNJ and do most of my riding in Bergen and Rockland (NY) counties. Also met a small group of folks on 9W saturday morning who were targeting the 145 to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 08:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,444
Posted By PhilNYC

Me too...5bbc?

Me too...5bbc?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By PhilNYC

If you can find a group with riders of similar...

If you can find a group with riders of similar ability as you, then go for it...if you want to join an existing group, maybe just ask if you can hang off the back for the first couple of times out to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,538
Posted By PhilNYC

Yeah...I always ask, and have never had someone...

Yeah...I always ask, and have never had someone say "no". Occasionally, if I'm having a bad day and I get dropped somewhere by my group, and another group (or solo rider) comes along, I have asked...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,321
Posted By PhilNYC

It's definitely a thing with different...

It's definitely a thing with different muscles....getting out of the saddle is a "fast twitch" thing like sprinting, while staying in your saddle and keeping your cadence is a "slow twitch" thing. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
Posted By PhilNYC

If you're not racing, no need to go to the 11. ...

If you're not racing, no need to go to the 11. On the other side, if you're used to high-cadence climbing and are looking to do longer rides, going with the 25 is not a bad idea...although if you do...
03-18-10, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By PhilNYC

Trail conditions?

Anyone have any notes on trail conditions in the Rockland County, NY area? Am specifically looking for info at Harriman Park or Blue Mountain (near Bear Mtn)....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By PhilNYC

I've not ridden tubeless, but from everything...

I've not ridden tubeless, but from everything I've read, it seems like they are most beneficial to mountain bike riding, where pinch-flats are much more prevalent. On road, they will limit your...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-10, 08:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,602
Posted By PhilNYC

Yeah, I gotta agree with this. I have a steel...

Yeah, I gotta agree with this. I have a steel Cinelli Supercorsa with downtube shifters, and that is the main reason why I end up riding my Spectrum Ti w/STI bike so much more often.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 557
Posted By PhilNYC

+1 on the Time recommendation. They don't have...

+1 on the Time recommendation. They don't have free float (they spring back to an original position), but they are good for all the other criteria...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 08:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 9,714
Posted By PhilNYC

My bikes are generally pretty high-end, but my...

My bikes are generally pretty high-end, but my cars have always been pretty middle-of-the-road...Honda Accords throughout the late 80s-90s, and now a Toyota 4Runner. My stereo, on the other hand,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,033
Views: 417,961
Posted By PhilNYC

Cinelli Supercorsa circa 1989, Campy C-Record...

Cinelli Supercorsa circa 1989, Campy C-Record everything except the seat-post...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4430894014_215423d271.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,268
Posted By PhilNYC

Go to www.competitivecyclist.com and go thru...

Go to www.competitivecyclist.com and go thru their fit calculator. Then look a the geometries of the bikes you're considering and see which comes closest to the fit calculator's recommendations...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 05:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,512
Posted By PhilNYC

Here's my two cents. I have a Spectrum Super...

Here's my two cents. I have a Spectrum Super Titanium bike that was built 15 years ago. Compared to my steel-framed bike (Cinelli Supercorsa), I always felt like the Spectrum was very soft...the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-10, 03:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,781
Posted By PhilNYC

a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee.

a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-10, 07:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,733
Posted By PhilNYC

I was 210lbs three years ago when I decided to...

I was 210lbs three years ago when I decided to get back into riding...am now 187lbs. Never really thought I was fat when I was 210 until now when my friends see me and tell me and say "you look...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-10, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By PhilNYC

A quick update...got the wheels and am very happy...

A quick update...got the wheels and am very happy with the results. Much lighter than my previous wheels, and overall the bike feels a *lot* more responsive than it did with the Zipps. Can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-10, 10:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,075
Posted By PhilNYC

Oakley half-jacket XLJ w/G30 lenses

Oakley half-jacket XLJ w/G30 lenses
02-20-10, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,352
Posted By PhilNYC

Fwiw....I was doing some research on kids bikes...

Fwiw....I was doing some research on kids bikes last summer, focusing on 20" mtbs. Don't remember where I read it, but I seem to remember reading that the Gary Fisher PreCalibre bikes were...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By PhilNYC

fwiw...I decided to go with the Velocity Fusion. ...

fwiw...I decided to go with the Velocity Fusion. Felt that the added strength over the Kinlin would be a better choice given the 18-spoke requirement. Will get the wheel probably next Wednesday....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,253
Posted By PhilNYC

Kind of depends on the ride...flat? hills? etc?

Kind of depends on the ride...flat? hills? etc?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By PhilNYC

Thanks for the suggestions...will look into...

Thanks for the suggestions...will look into those. Have also found the Velocity Fusion or Aerohead (although some have told me I'm too heavy for the Aerohead). Any thoughts on those?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-10, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By PhilNYC

Rim advice

I recently cracked my rear rim...the wheels are Chris King hubs and Zipp 530 aero rims which I bought over a decade ago when I was pretty hardcore into riding. Am looking to replace the rims with...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-11-10, 08:37 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,209
Posted By PhilNYC

Would be interested to see the weight...

Would be interested to see the weight comparisons. Probably easy to make something stiffer if it's significantly heavier...
Forum: Framebuilders
11-05-09, 07:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,209
Posted By PhilNYC

My understanding is that most of these bamboo...

My understanding is that most of these bamboo frames use some kind of carbon fiber wrap to secure the joints.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-02-09, 07:05 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,209
Posted By PhilNYC

bamboobikemaker...that is a seriously beautiful...

bamboobikemaker...that is a seriously beautiful bike!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 18,209
Posted By PhilNYC

As far as other wood-frame bikes, here's one I...

As far as other wood-frame bikes, here's one I found:

http://www.renovobikes.com/

Frames look absolutely beautiful, although they are not as "green" as bamboo. I don't think they are as...
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