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Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 07:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,397
Posted By helmut

The other day I arrived back at home after a...

The other day I arrived back at home after a ride, and opened my garage door with my remote as I rolled up to it. When it was about half way up, still even with my body, I accidentally clicked the...
06-22-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By helmut

Storck Fascenario 0.7IS frame w/Shimano DI2...

Storck Fascenario 0.7IS frame w/Shimano DI2 groupset and some Lew wheels or something. The frame and fork alone are $8,550.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By helmut

Nice bike. The thing that moves the chain is...

Nice bike. The thing that moves the chain is called a derailleur, and are designated front derailleur (FD) or rear derailleur (RD). Shifters are the things on your downtube you move with your hand....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-10, 06:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,073
Posted By helmut

You're overthinking this. Pick a ring, probably...

You're overthinking this. Pick a ring, probably your smaller one. Then ride your bike. If the going it too hard, move the large lever until you're comfortable. If you're spinning too fast, use the...
06-22-10, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,220
Posted By helmut

The Defy is entry level, but the 105 group on it...

The Defy is entry level, but the 105 group on it rocks. You won't get a much better quality aluminum frame, although the CAAD9 worshippers might kill me for saying it. One of my buddies and frequent...
Forum: Commuting
06-21-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,042
Posted By helmut

You have no idea what you're talking about. I...

You have no idea what you're talking about. I used to commute for 90 minutes in and out of Sydney every day. There's an extensive network of trains from Wollongong to Newcastle, Bondi to Penrith...
Forum: Commuting
06-20-10, 02:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,042
Posted By helmut

Bollocks. In Australia, they've had extensive...

Bollocks. In Australia, they've had extensive public transport for decades, and it was implemented when gas was relatively inexpensive. The reason the US doesn't have public transport, is because...
Forum: Touring
06-20-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,477
Posted By helmut

It's not much different from the Tourist....

It's not much different from the Tourist. Replaced the STIs with bar ends and a fork with no eyelets. Same threaded headset, same chainstay length. Looks like they've added an XT RD. I'd buy the...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-10, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,042
Posted By helmut

Sometimes Europeans make fun of US for whining...

Sometimes Europeans make fun of US for whining when gas gets above $3.50/gallon when they're paying $7+. However, in most places in the US, a car is practically the only option for getting around. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By helmut

I like the Specialized Bar Phat gel under Fizik...

I like the Specialized Bar Phat gel under Fizik Microtex. Works awesome on my Allez and looks great.
06-17-10, 08:15 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,136
Posted By helmut

Lol. If you read my post, I never actually...

Lol. If you read my post, I never actually laughed at or mocked homeless people or blamed them for their situation. I simply said that to say that very impoverished people live a particular lifestyle...
06-16-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,136
Posted By helmut

Wow, didn't read this thread in a while and it...

Wow, didn't read this thread in a while and it got all crazy. My initial post about stereotyping the homeless as crazy/substance abusers is still pretty accurate. Although you may have once met a...
Forum: Touring
06-16-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By helmut

No tent = BUGS?

A couple weeks ago, I did my first overnighter on a whim to see what it was like. I shoved a rack on my Specialized Allez, loaded up some panniers I had for commuting and took off to a nearby...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-10, 11:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,634
Posted By helmut

That is a downright wicked deal.

That is a downright wicked deal.
Forum: Commuting
06-12-10, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15,230
Views: 10,923,277
Posted By helmut

Not much love for my new Schwinn World Tour DLX...

Not much love for my new Schwinn World Tour DLX (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?652925-09-Schwinn-World-Tour-DLX) in the Touring Forum. I think it's bad ass...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 335
Posted By helmut

I've test ridden the Antares. It's super flat,...

I've test ridden the Antares. It's super flat, but relatively wide. Seems to hit the sitbones and nothing else. Very long nose, super light weight. You can find them at Nashbar or Performance for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By helmut

His power to weight ratio must be crap...

His power to weight ratio must be crap...
Forum: Touring
06-09-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,265
Posted By helmut

09 Schwinn World Tour DLX

Just bought a new bike for touring. It's the Schwinn World Tour DLX that was recently on sale at Performance for $599...
06-09-10, 08:11 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 7,136
Posted By helmut

There's a social stigma regarding homeless people...

There's a social stigma regarding homeless people because the vast majority of the time, they are drug/alcohol abusers, and/or excons, and/or absolutely insane. Rarely are they fully functional...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,316
Posted By helmut

Probably not ironic, more likely picked up...

Probably not ironic, more likely picked up keywords. Also, Adblock Plus sometimes makes me forget that the internet is a giant billboard.

On topic, an xray, MRI and visit to an orthopedic surgeon...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 672
Posted By helmut

Experiment with your cadence some. You might be...

Experiment with your cadence some. You might be mashing too hard, or spinning your power away. Maybe move some spacers around to get a more aero position, which will probably increase your power...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 10:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By helmut

Campy wheels and crankset with Shimano shifters...

Campy wheels and crankset with Shimano shifters and RD? Weird combo. First one is sex, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,316
Posted By helmut

Right knee clicks when pedaling hard

Since I started riding about 18 months ago, I've noticed a problem with my right knee. 99% of the time, I have no problems and never think about it. But occasionally when I shift into a heavier gear...
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 10:15 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,470
Posted By helmut

Seriously, the Australian sun is the meanest...

Seriously, the Australian sun is the meanest anywhere in the world. I've lived in Africa for 6 years, Australia for 7, and the US for 5 & 6 years, and as a ginger, the Australian sun was absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-10, 09:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By helmut

I just bought an 09 Allez brand new with full...

I just bought an 09 Allez brand new with full 10-spd 105 for $950+tax. $785 is too much IMHO.
Forum: Touring
06-08-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By helmut

This sentence is a hippie-environmentalist's wet...

This sentence is a hippie-environmentalist's wet dream.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By helmut

I had that sound. It was my BB flexing and...

I had that sound. It was my BB flexing and pushing my chain into the FD. It was a square taper into a crappy FSA crankset, doubt it was the frame. New bike has Hollowtech BB and 105 crankset and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-10, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,729
Posted By helmut

Just drink from your ammonia bottle.

Just drink from your ammonia bottle.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By helmut

$1500 for a bike with Tiagra? Are they kidding?...

$1500 for a bike with Tiagra? Are they kidding? For that price you can get the Specialized Allez with the carbon seat stays and full 105, or the CAAD9-5 w/full 105 and BB30.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-10, 08:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By helmut

FSA Wing Pro's are similar. $40 on ebay.

FSA Wing Pro's are similar. $40 on ebay.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,787
Posted By helmut

Ford Escape will do it.

Ford Escape will do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 06:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,979
Posted By helmut

Painting the bars and fork would be too much. I...

Painting the bars and fork would be too much. I like Celeste as much as the next man, but that's overboard.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By helmut

I ride rollers around OKC and the compact is more...

I ride rollers around OKC and the compact is more than enough for them. I had a triple and I NEVER used the granny. The gearing is just too low to use on rolling hills. YMMV but I could never find a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,297
Posted By helmut

I just got the FSA Wing Pro Compact bars and I'm...

I just got the FSA Wing Pro Compact bars and I'm experimenting with fit. Right now, the top section are about parallel, but I'm going to angle them slightly up to put the hoods slightly closer. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,396
Posted By helmut

Whenever this happens to me, I just buy a new...

Whenever this happens to me, I just buy a new bike. Works wonders. BTW, I feel the lack of motivation and give in constantly even though I don't have the excuse of only having one leg. You're...
05-24-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By helmut

Your house is gross.

Your house is gross.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By helmut

Which would you pick? ...

Which would you pick?

http://www.kichline.com/chuck/bikes/t5200.jpg
http://www.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/2010/bikes/9006-33_d.jpg

*hint: it's the second one...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-10, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By helmut

Yes. It will definitely fit her... ...

Yes. It will definitely fit her...







*facepalm
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-10, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By helmut

I can't see this being an issue.

I can't see this being an issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 11:50 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 24,147
Posted By helmut

Placebo effect might actually make you faster if...

Placebo effect might actually make you faster if you want to get out and ride more and feel faster. I feel better on my Allez than I did on my Giant, so I like to ride more, which makes me faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By helmut

Sack up, ride on the road.

Sack up, ride on the road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By helmut

I had that problem and it was my bottom bracket...

I had that problem and it was my bottom bracket flexing which sent my chainrings over into my FD. Only happened when hammering/climbing and was in time with my cadence. New bike, better BB, no noise.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By helmut

^This. When I crest the hill and can see down, I...

^This. When I crest the hill and can see down, I wave my arm to the cars behind me and they usually seem fairly appreciative.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,278
Posted By helmut

This bike w/Red is $2249...

This bike w/Red is $2249 (http://www.neuvationcycling.com/product142.html). With Force, it's only $1850. Hard to beat.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By helmut

I'm 5'6" and I ride a 54cm Allez which is...

I'm 5'6" and I ride a 54cm Allez which is probably a little big. Your fit looks fine to me. I swapped my stem out for a short 80mm that has 0 degrees of rise.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 679
Posted By helmut

Is the giveaway at the local police station? Do...

Is the giveaway at the local police station? Do you have any outstanding parking tickets? Have you ever won a motorboat?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 12:16 PM
Replies: 26,477
Views: 16,202,601
Posted By helmut

Hey Jermso. Can I have some of your money?

Hey Jermso. Can I have some of your money?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By helmut

Might as well go up to 105 10 speed. The Sora...

Might as well go up to 105 10 speed. The Sora shifters are crap anyway, so if you're replacing both derailleurs, might as well go whole hog.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,443
Posted By helmut

Uh, I have one new bike I bought from the store...

Uh, I have one new bike I bought from the store in question (the Allez) that was $950 and two bikes I bought from Craigslist. The first is a 1988 Panasonic for about $125, the other is a Cannondale...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-10, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,443
Posted By helmut

Don't think it had wing-flex. Didn't see the...

Don't think it had wing-flex. Didn't see the little cuts on the cover or on the shell underneath.
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