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08-13-03, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By peloton

You really believe that? MTB components evolved...

You really believe that? MTB components evolved to provide MTBers with specific functionality -- big cassette spreads, compact triple cranksets, 1 1/8" headsets, cantilever, u, vee and disk brakes --...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-03, 04:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,316
Posted By peloton

I mostly wear my team's full team strip. I have...

I mostly wear my team's full team strip. I have three sets, and I'll wear the good one on race day. I also have my bike shop's jersey and shorts, and a couple of older jerseys (including one Euro...
08-12-03, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,183
Posted By peloton

Khuon, I think the word you wanted was...

Khuon, I think the word you wanted was "inclement."

For brakes, you really don't have an option, you must use MTB style cantis, or v-brakes with a travel agent. I'm not sure I agree about the...
08-08-03, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By peloton

Picasso's Bull's Head... ...

Picasso's Bull's Head...

http://130.217.159.224/~seanc/seanwriting/picasso.bullhead.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-03, 07:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

I guess guys with triples aren't in shapre then...

I guess guys with triples aren't in shapre then...
08-08-03, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By peloton

Brooks might not be a great idea if you take your...

Brooks might not be a great idea if you take your bike offroad. Grit will get into the works, making the saddle squeak like a cat in a blender. The Fizik Pave is a good choice, except for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-03, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,444
Posted By peloton

Mr. Winkie points straight up in this part of the...

Mr. Winkie points straight up in this part of the world. He likes to avoid compression.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-03, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,730
Posted By peloton

My team strip is all Louis Garneau. The shorts...

My team strip is all Louis Garneau. The shorts with the Ergo-G chamois are as good as any on the market. Volers are comnfortable, but they'll only last a season... if that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-03, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By peloton

Take off the aero bars. Put them back on when you...

Take off the aero bars. Put them back on when you do a time trial.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-03, 12:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

I've raced in New England for more than a decade....

I've raced in New England for more than a decade. I've done five etapes du Tour (used to work for a cycling tours company), including the Galibier and Deux Alpes, and I've trained four winter seasons...
08-06-03, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By peloton

Good questions. I'd say cyclo-cross is for you....

Good questions. I'd say cyclo-cross is for you. My answers:

1. Check with the local road clubs and teams. Many of 6them will have racers in the local cyclo-cross scene. You can also contact your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-03, 05:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

I think that, when you have a 27 per cent climb...

I think that, when you have a 27 per cent climb at the end of a 10 mile ascent of a mountain in the Pyrenees (as at the Angliru in last year's Vuelta), a triple might be in order. Might. On the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-03, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,691
Posted By peloton

Maybe if I had a support car, I wouldn't have to...

Maybe if I had a support car, I wouldn't have to put things in my pockets.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-03, 04:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

It wasn't too long ago when you simply could not...

It wasn't too long ago when you simply could not buy a triple on a road bike. The standard was the 52/42 double and all was well with the world. No one complained, and those of us who rode seriously...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 07:34 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

Ummm... if you're pedalling in 39x27 at less that...

Ummm... if you're pedalling in 39x27 at less that 60 rpm, then you're moving at less than 6 mph and you are probably having a lot of trouble staying upright. 60 rpm isn't exactly spinning, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By peloton

A century is just another ride. I do at least a...

A century is just another ride. I do at least a half dozen every season and two 75-85 mile rides every week. I have my normal breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 07:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,691
Posted By peloton

Both: In the wedge, I have two spare tubes,...

Both:

In the wedge, I have two spare tubes, three CO2 cartridges, a CO2 inflator, a multitool, tire levers and some electrical tape.

In my pockets I carry food, keys, my wallet and, on long...
08-04-03, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By peloton

Depending on the spacing in the stays, the frame...

Depending on the spacing in the stays, the frame just might be able to accommodate wider, knobby tires. If it can, and it's a steel frame, you could take it to a frame maker and have him braze on...
08-04-03, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By peloton

Isn't that the team issue paint job?

Isn't that the team issue paint job?
08-04-03, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By peloton

Maybe you should have left him there to learn his...

Maybe you should have left him there to learn his lesson. Thanks to you, he won't learn it and he'll continue being a leech on better prepared passers-by.

When I rode tubies I carried two spares...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By peloton

Funky square tubing. I hated the way the Kona...

Funky square tubing. I hated the way the Kona Deluxe looked at first in our shop, but it kinda grows on you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 798
Posted By peloton

Wipe your tires.

Wipe your tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 06:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,788
Posted By peloton

Listen carefully: Don't under-gear your...

Listen carefully:

Don't under-gear your bike!

This is something novices do all the time, afraid that the hills in their area will be too big for a double and a sensible cassette spread. So,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-03, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By peloton

The Kona is a base, entry-level road bike. In...

The Kona is a base, entry-level road bike. In that respect, it compares with the Trek 1000, the Specialized Allez and the Giant OCR 3. However, it compares rather well. While all are Sora-equipped...
08-03-03, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By peloton

I pack tools and supplies for myself, and never...

I pack tools and supplies for myself, and never carry a patch kit. I'll patch punctured tubes at home.
08-03-03, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By peloton

Good advice on the Park site. For a major clean...

Good advice on the Park site. For a major clean up, I normally clean the chain with a Park chain cleaner, scrub down the cogset and chain rings with a citrus degreaser, remove the wheels to scrub...
08-03-03, 01:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By peloton

Naw... I'd stop. They just never say there's a...

Naw... I'd stop. They just never say there's a problem, so I never have to. I'd let them use tools, pump or CO2, even a spare. And then I'd remind them that they should make sure they're prepared...
08-03-03, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,247
Posted By peloton

If it's just some guy with an X-mart bike, he's...

If it's just some guy with an X-mart bike, he's probably not that far from home, has normal shoes and can hoof it. If it's a roadie and he's on a ride without tools and spares, then he doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-03, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By peloton

I have no idea whay I typed "Calumbust." I know...

I have no idea whay I typed "Calumbust." I know it's "Columbus," like Christopher. I guesas I had one of those moments. And yes, it's Zonal, which is rather better than Aluthron.

Calumbust... buy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-03, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By peloton

Kust so everyone knows, the Kona Deluxe and the...

Kust so everyone knows, the Kona Deluxe and the Kona basic do not have the same frame. The former is Calumbust Aluthron and the latter is generic 7005 Alu. Having said that, they are b0oth rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-03, 05:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,945
Posted By peloton

Of course, there was Major Taylor...

Of course, there was Major Taylor (http://www.majortaylor.com/).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-03, 05:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By peloton

It's a "de" followed by a stylized "G" on its...

It's a "de" followed by a stylized "G" on its side... and I guess the proper spelling of his name is Degrange...

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By peloton

It is, indeed, the initials of Henri Desgranges....

It is, indeed, the initials of Henri Desgranges. It used to be embroidered on all the yellow jerseys, and the ASO/STdF decided to return it to the jersey to mark the centenary.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By peloton

Actually, it's the article "le," as in "Le Tour...

Actually, it's the article "le," as in "Le Tour de France." The word "Tour"in the year's logo contains an abstract image of a cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-03, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By peloton

The OCR frames are a compromise at best. They...

The OCR frames are a compromise at best. They simply do not fit people at the extremes of their size range. If you're 6'7", then I can almost guarantee that you will never feel comfortable on an OCR,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,603
Posted By peloton

The USPS centenary jerseys will be available to...

The USPS centenary jerseys will be available to the public in about a week. Our shop ordered a hald dozen today. Still can't get Bianchi, though...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 07:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,945
Posted By peloton

Cycling is a European, middle class sport. ...

Cycling is a European, middle class sport.

Most of cycling's role models and heros have been Euros, and European countries have, let's face it, much smaller black and ethnic populations than the...
07-29-03, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By peloton

Maybe all the podium gitls want to be Lance's...

Maybe all the podium gitls want to be Lance's next little thing on the side?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By peloton

A chain cleaber is aabout the only option for...

A chain cleaber is aabout the only option for those of us with Campy 10-speed. My routine is to lightly wipe off the chain to remove surface dirt, run the chain through the machine with degreaser,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-03, 06:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,592
Posted By peloton

Don't be a weight-weenie, Dan. There are many...

Don't be a weight-weenie, Dan. There are many ways to spend $200 more on a bike better than a CF crank. And nothing says "poseur" quite so much as a CF crank on a first-time road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 06:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 498
Posted By peloton

Not quite true. Braze-ons are uncom,mon on...

Not quite true. Braze-ons are uncom,mon on aluminum frames for just the reason you give, but they are very common on steel frames (in fact, they're quite typiocal on steel frames) and on many CF...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-03, 06:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,592
Posted By peloton

Yes.

Yes.
07-28-03, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By peloton

Avoid saddle with elastomer shock absorption....

Avoid saddle with elastomer shock absorption. Dirt gets into the elsatomers and they SQUEAK!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By peloton

A word on bicycle photography conventions: A bike...

A word on bicycle photography conventions: A bike must always be photographed from the drive side. Go back and do it again! ;)

Nice ride. Get miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 08:53 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,592
Posted By peloton

Didn't the whole Allez Sport, built up with 105...

Didn't the whole Allez Sport, built up with 105 sell for something like $1100 new in 2001?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,000
Posted By peloton

Typical training ride: 60 miles. Typical...

Typical training ride: 60 miles.

Typical race: 80 miles.

Longest-ever single ride: 124 miles.
07-26-03, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By peloton

The Fuji Cross ships stock with a standard (short...

The Fuji Cross ships stock with a standard (short cage) 105 rear derailleur, whose maximum capacity is 27t. If you want to run a cassette with a bigger cog, you'll have to change the rear derailleur...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By peloton

'Bout $500.

'Bout $500.
07-26-03, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By peloton

Yes. In fact, the 28 tube is probably intended...

Yes. In fact, the 28 tube is probably intended for tires from 23-28... Even if it isn't, you can always get away by using a bigger-than-the-tire tube...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-03, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By peloton

The Deda Synapsi carbon bar does just that... ...

The Deda Synapsi carbon bar does just that...

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/images/products/full/dedlha1c03.jpg
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