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Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-07, 06:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,308
Posted By Midman

I just bought some R28aero2's, but haven't had a...

I just bought some R28aero2's, but haven't had a chance to ride 'em due to work & some bad weather. They look decent out of the box & arrived true (checked on my truing stand) & nicely tensioned. ...
03-03-07, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Midman

Not strictly 50+, but www.keepriding.org is a...

Not strictly 50+, but www.keepriding.org is a newer site related to cyclists with heart issues which lots of 50+ riders have.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,012
Posted By Midman

Is there nowhere to keep this classic beauty- if...

Is there nowhere to keep this classic beauty- if only for social rides?
And as was said, a new grouppo might give her new life. And you may find you regret giving up the unique feel of steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,592
Posted By Midman

That is exactly my experience, except that my...

That is exactly my experience, except that my drivetrain is 105 (no Ultegra). I rarely use my smallest gears, but I have going up steeper climbs into the wind. Shifting is OK, so I may go for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 10:10 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,527
Posted By Midman

Reading all this makes my eyeballs spin. All...

Reading all this makes my eyeballs spin.

All I know is that when I dropped over 300g from my wheelset my ride felt alot more lively (same tires BTW). No increase in flat-out sprint speed on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 844
Posted By Midman

Best advise- DON'T CRASH!!!! Five...

Best advise-

DON'T CRASH!!!!

Five months ago I broke my left little finger in a freakish low-speed bike accident (pinned my finger between the bar and pavement- required surgery & physical...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-06, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Midman

I avoid the 2 extreme cogs- small chainring with...

I avoid the 2 extreme cogs- small chainring with 2 smallest cogs or big chainring with 2 biggest cogs. Sometimes I get chain noise with the big chainring and 3rd biggest cog, and I take that as a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,393
Posted By Midman

My Cdale came with a Viper & I have yet to find a...

My Cdale came with a Viper & I have yet to find a better saddle to fit my arse. Dumb luck? Perhaps- but I would buy another Viper in a second. Did 75 mi one day last fall with no butt pain. Plan...
02-21-06, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 577
Posted By Midman

{Quote "Believe me, if you ever get a more...

{Quote "Believe me, if you ever get a more "aero" , lighter bike, you'll better understand how well you're presently doing-AND really appreciate all the training and effort you've invested."**
...
02-08-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By Midman

Great story! Always pays to know your route- and...

Great story! Always pays to know your route- and how unfriendly the US can be to cyclists.
BTW- You are lucky to have survived Detroit in your cycling garb. I grew up in that area & still travel...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,622
Posted By Midman

Most Ultegra/OP wheelsets I've seen are in the...

Most Ultegra/OP wheelsets I've seen are in the 1750-1850g range actual weight (depending on spokes, nipples, etc). That seems pretty respectable to me for their cost and durability. Advertised...
01-14-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By Midman

Like others said- answer depends on the rider &...

Like others said- answer depends on the rider & conditions. I've done some MTB races (not fast, but I have fun), & at one race last year we have several cross bikes used by some better riders on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Midman

Oncologist = physician specializing in the...

Oncologist = physician specializing in the treatment of malignancies.

In other words, the author of this 'hard ride' bit is (was) stricken with cancer. He took some pleasure in what limited...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-05, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By Midman

Hard Ride? It's all relative

Anyone else see the latest issue of Bicycling? Past the buffed bod on the cover, through all the new product hype, and beyond the 3 month training schedules few readers will ever finish- one small...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 458,774
Posted By Midman

Off season is a good time to search LBS's for...

Off season is a good time to search LBS's for close-outs on last year's models. Within my budget ($5-600 new) there were some nice frames but all with Sora (which I dislike alot)- so I kept looking....
10-13-04, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Midman

Perhaps there are other riders around who might...

Perhaps there are other riders around who might lend you their hardtail for a test ride on your favorite trail. Then you could decide for yourself if a newer bike in your price range would be a...
09-26-04, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,105
Posted By Midman

For city road rides up to 30mi or so, I prefer my...

For city road rides up to 30mi or so, I prefer my hardtail MTB with 60+psi slick tires to my "road bike". I ride a narrow flat bar with bar ends, a flat stem, and high seat so my riding position is...
09-26-04, 10:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Midman

Ditto on Zinn. My other fav is Ned Overend's...

Ditto on Zinn.
My other fav is Ned Overend's book on MTB riding (Mountain Bike Like a Champion).
Seems like I learn a bit from both with each re-read.
09-20-04, 01:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,552
Posted By Midman

My experience with Alivio, Deore, and XT...

My experience with Alivio, Deore, and XT generally agrees with Bruce. I must say that I find the XT rear shifts significantly smoother than the Alivio even at optimal adjustment. The difference...
09-20-04, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By Midman

Camelbak M.U.L.E. with TopPeak Hummer multitool,...

Camelbak M.U.L.E. with TopPeak Hummer multitool, spare Presta tube, small patch kit, minipump or CO2 inflator, chain links, energy bars, & flashlight (unless a short AM ride). Digital camera...
09-07-04, 12:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,035
Posted By Midman

That trick alows me to carry only presta tubes on...

That trick alows me to carry only presta tubes on rides since I can fit them into either Schrader or Presta type rims. I switch back to a Schrader tube on a Schrader rim as soon as practical,though. ...
09-04-04, 10:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By Midman

For my 175lb frame riding mainly asphalt and...

For my 175lb frame riding mainly asphalt and intermediate hardpack trails:

IRC Mythos XC Slicks (26x1.95") at 45 psi

I hate flats. I've had 1 all season, and that was likely due to broken...
09-04-04, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By Midman

I have a Judy TT on my Haro HT that I've ridden...

I have a Judy TT on my Haro HT that I've ridden about 3X/week for 6 months. It's still working fine, although not a smooth as the Duke U-turn on my new DS bike. FYI- I'm 6ft and around 175 lbs. My...
09-04-04, 09:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,269
Posted By Midman

My wife has a 2003 Alivio rear on her MTB, and I...

My wife has a 2003 Alivio rear on her MTB, and I have 03/04 Deore and XT on my 2 MTB's. I ride her bike regularly for testing. IMHO- there's a much larger difference between the Alivio and Deore...
09-04-04, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,086
Posted By Midman

I ride mainly urban asphalt and intermediate...

I ride mainly urban asphalt and intermediate trails.
Safety equipment=
Helmet, gloves (half finger in summer heat), and glasses
09-03-04, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 875
Posted By Midman

Different horses for different courses. I ride...

Different horses for different courses. I ride around 60/40 trail/asphalt (usu to the trail & back).
My 3 bikes:

Iron Horse Hollowpoint FS clone (North Face labeled, mostly XT drivetrain)
Haro...
08-28-04, 11:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Midman

Helmet cams at the Olympics would be a great idea...

Helmet cams at the Olympics would be a great idea for TV ratings! If it works for Nascar........
08-28-04, 10:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 23,035
Posted By Midman

Presta's offer a real advantage for roadies-...

Presta's offer a real advantage for roadies- allowing for thinner rims with less weight, lower rolling resistance, and slightly more aerodynamic profile. Is the thinner Presta a real advantage in...
08-28-04, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By Midman

I saw some of the women's MTB last night. Great...

I saw some of the women's MTB last night. Great to see the sport get national coverage here in the US! Hard to get a good perspective on the real course difficulty from TV, but isn't 31 km a bit...
08-28-04, 09:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 681
Posted By Midman

I've noticed the same thing with most LBS's here...

I've noticed the same thing with most LBS's here in the Midwestern US. Makes NO business sense to me at all. They set prices so high that it drives many bikers to start working more on their own...
08-25-04, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Midman

Just a brief F/U- I ended up geting a Rock...

Just a brief F/U-
I ended up geting a Rock Shox Duke C U-Turn......attached to a DS bike!
I was looking at $250-350 for a new fork. I did not plan on going to a DS right now ,but fate stepped in...
08-25-04, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 879
Posted By Midman

I just got into a dualie in the same way I got my...

I just got into a dualie in the same way I got my 1st MTB- a deal I just could not pass up. I did not plan on going to a DS right now ,but fate stepped in. I got an IronHorse Hollowpoint "clone"...
08-24-04, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By Midman

Try Dawn dishwashing liquid. It is very good at...

Try Dawn dishwashing liquid. It is very good at cleaning. About 1/2 tsp. in a cup of water vigorously agitated and rinsed through has cleaned all 3 of my Camelbak's very nicely.
08-24-04, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By Midman

FWIW- I think the bike industry as a whole is...

FWIW- I think the bike industry as a whole is behind the standards of most other retailers (both web and local bricks & mortar stores). That said, I've done OK with Performance. Whenever an order...
08-18-04, 07:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,487
Posted By Midman

For my typical 15-25mi rides (inc. 8-9mi roads RT...

For my typical 15-25mi rides (inc. 8-9mi roads RT to/from 8-16mi intermediate trails)
In Camelbak Classic:
H2O (70oz)
wallet
cell phone
keys
Topeak multitool (Hummer)
Swiss Army knife
Park...
08-11-04, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By Midman

Beyond the inconsistent frame quality issue, look...

Beyond the inconsistent frame quality issue, look at the components. Light duty brakes and cheap drivetrain parts will require constant adjustment (or replacement) if ridden regularly on real trail...
08-11-04, 06:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,349
Posted By Midman

Start with small gentle hills to get used to...

Start with small gentle hills to get used to going downhill while not braking.
Weight back- behind the seat if needed. (If you are very new at this- get used to the feeling by riding down a...
08-11-04, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By Midman

Good V-brakes. I ride mostly urban and...

Good V-brakes. I ride mostly urban and light-to-intermediate bike trails. Some moderate downhills, but nothing real extended (no "heat the rims to pop a tire"). My V's are fine, but I ride in...
08-11-04, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Midman

I've used Pricepoint,com and Performance.com. ...

I've used Pricepoint,com and Performance.com. Never had a prob with Pricepoint. Performance has had prob's with items listed on the website actually being out of stock... but every time this has...
08-11-04, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Midman

I am told that a clunking noise from a fork when...

I am told that a clunking noise from a fork when turning is not a good sign :)
08-08-04, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,031
Posted By Midman

FWIW- I picked up a great closeout deal...

FWIW-

I picked up a great closeout deal (<50% of list) on a Haro V-3 (2003) early this spring to try MTBing, and it's the best buy I've made in years. I ride around 50% urban asphalt/50%...
08-07-04, 09:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By Midman

When to get a new fork?

It seems most fork replacements I hear about are due to obvious fork damage or "just got to have a new one" upgrades. Others (not me!) really need new equipment (fork or whole bike) to match their...
08-07-04, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,428
Posted By Midman

I love my RockShox SSP. I agree it will not turn...

I love my RockShox SSP. I agree it will not turn a HT into FS, but its been a nice upgrade for me.
08-07-04, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Midman

When I spied a deal on a RockShox suspension...

When I spied a deal on a RockShox suspension seatpost, my curiosity got the better of my wallet ;) I didn't know what to expect, so I did multiple rides on the same trail with my old rigid and the...
08-06-04, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,581
Posted By Midman

I've used Breakfree for years 'cause it does some...

I've used Breakfree for years 'cause it does some cleaning and has Teflon for residual lubrication. I usually clean/lube every 2 or 3 rides (10-30mi each, sometimes more). When my chain's dirty I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-04, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Midman

I called the Performance tech line today, but...

I called the Performance tech line today, but they couldn't answer either of my 2 remaining questions:
1. How much does the Razza 2.0 frame weigh (58cm size)?
2. Where are these bikes made? (I...
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