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Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-13, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,258
Posted By STP

I love to gravel grind. Get a purpose-built bike...

I love to gravel grind. Get a purpose-built bike for it so you don't have to change wheels, etc. when you want to ride. I got an inexpensive last-years model Jamis Bosanova for that purpose. It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,409
Posted By STP

Never heard of the Family Medical Leave Act?

Never heard of the Family Medical Leave Act?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,442
Posted By STP

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana
07-27-12, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By STP

NOT a suggestion (because I don't have any...

NOT a suggestion (because I don't have any personal knowledge on this, don't ask!), ONLY information:

http://www.hongfu-bikes.com/
07-27-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By STP

Tilford says he's been racing continually since...

Tilford says he's been racing continually since 1975.

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=8781
07-25-12, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By STP

There's the best advice.

There's the best advice.
07-25-12, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By STP

I absolutely, hands-down HATED the Ritchey...

I absolutely, hands-down HATED the Ritchey Speedmax. It was slick and slimy in the middle and wasn't terribly better in the corners, but that sounds like what your friend likes about them.



I...
07-25-12, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,277
Posted By STP

My opinion, not knowing the condition of your...

My opinion, not knowing the condition of your "gravel" roads is, you won't need anything over 35mm. Choose whatever tread pattern you like in that size and play with pressures.
07-25-12, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,143
Posted By STP

I agree. Your road brake caliper opening width...

I agree. Your road brake caliper opening width will probably be the limiting factor for a fully inflated 33mm-35mm tire. You could put them on flat and then re-inflate if you like. As for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By STP

Yes, but I don't trust you with my cash any more...

Yes, but I don't trust you with my cash any more than you trust me with your bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,477
Posted By STP

We have a very open relationship. Neither one of...

We have a very open relationship. Neither one of us wants to commit and we're free to date anyone we choose. Sure, there are some booty calls now and then, but it's pretty congenial. I do admit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-12, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 936
Posted By STP

Anything is reasonable to ask. Everyone,...

Anything is reasonable to ask. Everyone, including you, could be a criminal. Meet at a local bike shop and let the guy pay the mechanic to check out the bike for defects or damage. If the guy's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,536
Posted By STP

You use it to temporarily boot a slice in a tire...

You use it to temporarily boot a slice in a tire to get you home. A well inflated tube will keep the boot in place and it's strong enough not to rip under the strain.

A lot of people just use a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-12, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,536
Posted By STP

Tyvek is DuPont's proprietary name for "house...

Tyvek is DuPont's proprietary name for "house wrap." Google it. Buy it at the lumber yard. Don't expect to buy only enough for your patch kit, though. Maybe you can drive past a house...
07-16-12, 08:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,269
Posted By STP

That whole flared design has puzzled me. I have...

That whole flared design has puzzled me. I have never ridden them before. I can tell you that I sure would have ridden a bike with them before I ordered them. I've seen them used in cross races...
07-16-12, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,097
Posted By STP

I don't know anything about the Alex rims except...

I don't know anything about the Alex rims except to say that 19mm width and 23mm width are different off road. The behavior of the tire at lower pressures would be the determining factor for me.
...
07-15-12, 06:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,381
Posted By STP

My race bike is just that...a race bike. I don't...

My race bike is just that...a race bike. I don't train on it. It only comes out for race weekends. At only two dozen crits and circuits a season, I expect it to last for years. With complete Dura...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 8,525
Posted By STP

You're definitely still a novice if you're...

You're definitely still a novice if you're calling it a "bulletin board." Do any of the millennials even know what a bulletin board is, either electronic or physical?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-12, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,189
Posted By STP

First off, the Jake IS a cross bike, complete...

First off, the Jake IS a cross bike, complete with cantilever brakes.

Second, my opinion is based on what tire will SURVIVE gravel, not give the best ride. He sounds to me like he's not intent on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,809
Posted By STP

As an aside, how do you use your Fueldband? I...

As an aside, how do you use your Fueldband? I know how it works, but I'm curious what data it gives you that YOU find useful? Are you setting goals via the web interface or just keeping track of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 876
Posted By STP

I don't worry too much about my Renaud's during...

I don't worry too much about my Renaud's during the summer because anything is better than 100+ degrees, but in the winter, sock fabric is especially important.



The above response is why I...
06-18-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By STP

The Maxxis tire suck, btw, but you'll wear them...

The Maxxis tire suck, btw, but you'll wear them out long before October. Might I suggest PDX's as their replacements?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By STP

Zeros

Zeros
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-12, 05:50 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,334
Posted By STP

I didn't read the whole thread so someone may...

I didn't read the whole thread so someone may have said this already, but since I compete all year around (road, crit and cross), I use inclement weather as a training motivator. I figure I can't...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,328
Posted By STP

I have never crashed on the road. I have...

I have never crashed on the road.

I have almost crashed many times on the road (crits, road races, wet streets, sand, shoulders, etc)

I have crashed many times on my mountain bike.
05-18-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,504
Posted By STP

I'll likely never win most of the CAT4 races I...

I'll likely never win most of the CAT4 races I enter, but I'll always shoot for the Masters 40+ race AND the 3/4's or 4/5's, doubling up on the day. I just need to choose which one I want to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By STP

I ride A23's as backups to my tubular Major Toms....

I ride A23's as backups to my tubular Major Toms. Built both at 32h laced to 105 hubs for cyclocross. My tires choices are only going to be cross related. Sorry, no road information. As an aside,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,569
Posted By STP

Just like the road, I own more than one cross...

Just like the road, I own more than one cross bike (including a single speed) and I race them during cross season and train on them during the off-season for variation in skills and routes.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-12, 09:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,697
Posted By STP

I don't ride fixed gear, but I train and race...

I don't ride fixed gear, but I train and race single speed, both cross and mountain. I have a SS cross bike that I race along with my geared cross bike during the winter (it's great training and lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 04:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,806
Posted By STP

Stop being cheap!

Stop being cheap!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By STP

32 hole 105 hubs with Velocity Aerohead rims. ...

32 hole 105 hubs with Velocity Aerohead rims. Lace them yourself and someone true them for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-12, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 652
Posted By STP

Also, clean the jockey wheels. They need to be...

Also, clean the jockey wheels. They need to be clean to "float."
Forum: Touring
04-20-12, 05:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
Posted By STP

Touring in Japan

I'm going to Japan soon and, as part of my time there, I'd like to do a little touring. I also have many questions for those of you who've experienced touring in Japan. I plan to be in the southern...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-12, 05:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,765
Posted By STP

I have the Alpha 340's laced 20/24 with Sapim...

I have the Alpha 340's laced 20/24 with Sapim x-Ray's to C-4 hubs. Sans skewers and a cassette, they're 1200 grams. I'm using them tubeless with Hutchinson Atom's as crit wheels.



I also use...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-12, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,356
Posted By STP

This, except it hit my crank arm.

This, except it hit my crank arm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 16,206
Posted By STP

Not necessarily. Drop bars come in widths and I...

Not necessarily. Drop bars come in widths and I tend to match the width of the bars with the width of my shoulders. Therefore, I remove the 44cm bars that come on bikes my size and replace them with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By STP

Unless you're going to travel with your bike more...

Unless you're going to travel with your bike more in the future, why spend the money buying cases? Just rent the bicycle there. If you're planning on doing this more often, then go through the work...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 12:03 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By STP

Ignore it.

Ignore it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 11:56 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,352
Posted By STP

+1 This is the answer. If you're on the...

+1

This is the answer. If you're on the road, you'd better not startle easily.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-12, 11:19 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 16,206
Posted By STP

The 41 IS a carnival!

The 41 IS a carnival!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-12, 08:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,425
Posted By STP

That's normal on the plains.

That's normal on the plains.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-12, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 542
Posted By STP

I don't know, 20 pounds seems awfully heavy for a...

I don't know, 20 pounds seems awfully heavy for a rear derailleur!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,854
Posted By STP

Don't know if it's a crack in the paint or a...

Don't know if it's a crack in the paint or a crack in the weld. Do you? Obviously one is far more potentially problematic than the other.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-12, 03:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,302
Posted By STP

If a guy didn't have child-birthing hips, perhaps...

If a guy didn't have child-birthing hips, perhaps they'd fall over the centerline of the pedal.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,141
Posted By STP

Nice! :lol:

Nice! :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-12, 06:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,158
Posted By STP

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By STP

EVERYTHING is race capable!!!

EVERYTHING is race capable!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-12, 09:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,966
Posted By STP

F=ma Check out Isaac's second law: ...

F=ma

Check out Isaac's second law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_laws_of_motion
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-12, 08:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,966
Posted By STP

Yes. If you work hard and are lucky enough...

Yes.

If you work hard and are lucky enough to improve then, yes, someday the difference will be significant. Until then, set your mind at ease.

Move.
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