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Forum: Northeast
05-31-12, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By otismedina

Yep. Working for Bill Owens. I have room for both...

Yep. Working for Bill Owens. I have room for both bikes up top, so they both might come along.
Forum: Northeast
05-29-12, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By otismedina

Riding in Plattsburgh Area

I'll be working on a congressional campaign in Plattsburgh this summer. I'm wondering what sort of riding there is in the area. I mostly ride road in MN, but also have a rigid SS 29er. Would it be...
09-27-11, 08:49 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,732
Posted By otismedina

Unfortunately, my LBS only has the monocog in...

Unfortunately, my LBS only has the monocog in stock.
09-27-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,732
Posted By otismedina

Would the lack of suspension fork on the monocog...

Would the lack of suspension fork on the monocog be important for riding in MN? My LBS said it wouldn't matter that much for a beginner, and that it would teach me to ride better lines instead of...
09-27-11, 05:50 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,732
Posted By otismedina

So I figured out that the 1995 Gary Fisher...

So I figured out that the 1995 Gary Fisher Paragon is about one size too big for me. I went down to my local LBS and they suggested I part it out on eBay to get rid of it.

Long story short: I've...
09-27-11, 08:12 AM
09-27-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,732
Posted By otismedina

The bike has been sitting outside for about six...

The bike has been sitting outside for about six months. How will I know if the fork needs repair or refurbishing? Is this something I can do myself?
09-27-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 64,732
Posted By otismedina

I recently received a free 1995 Gary Fisher...

I recently received a free 1995 Gary Fisher Paragon. I don't currently have a mountain bike. If it fits me, is it worth dropping ~$150 on? It has an RS Quadra 21 suspension fork. Is that any good?...
04-25-11, 11:36 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,815
Posted By otismedina

Sprinting for 5th place in the Cat D Collegiate...

Sprinting for 5th place in the Cat D Collegiate Ken Woods Memorial Road Race.
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,963
Posted By otismedina

It sounds like you needed new cables.

It sounds like you needed new cables.
05-27-10, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,815
Posted By otismedina

Me sitting behind the Ole in the Cat5 Opus...

Me sitting behind the Ole in the Cat5 Opus Tuesday night crit series in Minnetonka, MN.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-10, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By otismedina

I've read that the Red FD is flexy because of the...

I've read that the Red FD is flexy because of the Ti. I'm happy with my Rival FD which is identical (except for paint) to the Force FD. I would use a Rival or Force FD. The weight savings of the Red...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-10, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 32,433
Posted By otismedina

They are just lighter. The Askium is a pretty...

They are just lighter. The Askium is a pretty good training wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-10, 12:37 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,316
Posted By otismedina

People in Northfield either give me an entire...

People in Northfield either give me an entire lane, usually cresting a hill with no forward line of sight, or about a foot at 75mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 11:13 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,651
Posted By otismedina

Asthma and allergies.

Asthma and allergies.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,377
Posted By otismedina

That's a lot of weight in wheels. I'd say that...

That's a lot of weight in wheels. I'd say that matters.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-10, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 357
Posted By otismedina

Road Shoes: PI Octane SL II or Bontrager RXL

I'm in the market for some new shoes after my venerable Adidas AdiStar Pro Road shoes finally bit the dust. The shop that sponsors my club only sells Bontrager and Pearl Izumi shoes.

I'm choosing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-10, 09:31 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 27,141
Posted By otismedina

(Click for larger image) ...

(Click for larger image)
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4430739184_ab9103952a.jpg (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4022/4430739184_ab9103952a_b.jpg)
2005 Allez Elite
The frame is the only...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-10, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 93,483
Posted By otismedina

A, B, C is a collegiate thing. 1,2,3,4,5 is the...

A, B, C is a collegiate thing. 1,2,3,4,5 is the non junior thing. Often there is a junior race, just like there is a 4/5, 3/4 race at a race. There aren't different cats for junior races, but you...
03-15-10, 01:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By otismedina

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was three....

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was three. Today I race as a nordic skier and cyclist. I take Advair 500/50 morning and night along with albuterol before exercise. Although my asthma is exercise...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 11:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By otismedina

Man, the decals used to look so much cooler....

Man, the decals used to look so much cooler. They're kinda tame now.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 93,483
Posted By otismedina

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?627836-Al...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?627836-All-souled-Out-%21%21&p=10524156&viewfull=1#post10524156
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 93,483
Posted By otismedina

I was on (and am on) a junior development team,...

I was on (and am on) a junior development team, so most of my teammates rode juniors. Riding juniors can be more fun because you have a better chance of doing well because: you don't have to race...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By otismedina

I'm a CAT5, but I raced some as a junior last...

I'm a CAT5, but I raced some as a junior last season. Also, three of the numbers are xc skiing numbers, but the bottom three numbers on the left are all cycling numbers.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-10, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,250
Posted By otismedina

I put a hole in my rear rim (S4.0) last fall by...

I put a hole in my rear rim (S4.0) last fall by running over a screw that went through the tire, tube and rim. I'm not sure how strong the rims are after that. I've never put a hole in my Ksyrium...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-10, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 93,483
Posted By otismedina

I'm 19. I raced juniors last year on MNJRC. This...

I'm 19. I raced juniors last year on MNJRC. This year I'm racing collegiate with Carleton College in Northfield, MN. I've been riding since I was 16....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-09, 10:56 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 4,418
Posted By otismedina

Basement.

Basement.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By otismedina

Watch for my teammate Colton Barret riding for...

Watch for my teammate Colton Barret riding for MNJRC.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-09, 10:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,439
Posted By otismedina

But KM is so euro.

But KM is so euro.
06-21-09, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By otismedina

Have you met my friend Mr. Torrent?

Have you met my friend Mr. Torrent?
06-21-09, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By otismedina

Tivo

Tivo
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 10:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,580
Posted By otismedina

Another consideration is the fact that you might...

Another consideration is the fact that you might look like a tool if you train on aero carbon racing wheels, plus you lose the added psychological benefit of switching from heavy, non-aero training...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,580
Posted By otismedina

While they might not be as light as you are...

While they might not be as light as you are looking for (1710g), SOUL S4.0s (http://bikesoul.com/2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4&Itemid=12) are cheap, aero (41mm rim) and durable....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-09, 09:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,641
Posted By otismedina

Did anyone else have the issue with chafing on...

Did anyone else have the issue with chafing on the inner thighs from the hard plastic piece on the nose of the Toupe? I couldn't ride much more than ten miles before it was really painful.
06-18-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,815
Posted By otismedina

Yeah, I decided to sit that one out. Seventeen...

Yeah, I decided to sit that one out. Seventeen bucks down the drain.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By otismedina

Saddles Similar to Avatar

I currently ride a Specialized 155 Avatar Saddle. It has served me well but is now falling apart. I would purchase another Avatar (read Toupe) but for the fact that the shop that sponsors my...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-09, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,908
Posted By otismedina

Those anodized wheels are very pretty as is your...

Those anodized wheels are very pretty as is your entire bike.
06-10-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 9,284
Views: 3,562,815
Posted By otismedina

Me in my third race and the first State Fair crit...

Me in my third race and the first State Fair crit this year. Placed 19th out of 50.
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06-03-09, 10:39 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,932
Posted By otismedina

Ten dollars as a junior and five for a second...

Ten dollars as a junior and five for a second race. Most non juniors it is 20 same day and fifteen preregister.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By otismedina

I just did a short test ride. The shifting is not...

I just did a short test ride. The shifting is not good at all. Does anyone have a recommendation for a mid-priced 52t chainring for 52/39 combo?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 01:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,206
Posted By otismedina

228 miles.

228 miles.
06-02-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By otismedina

Triple-specific 52t Chainring?

I recently switched from a triple to double crankset (52/42/30 to 53/39). I race juniors and USACycling requires that juniors have 52-14 as their highest gear. I am currently running a 53-14.

Can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By otismedina

Triple-specific 52t Chainring?

I recently switched from a triple to double crankset (52/42/30 to 53/39). I race juniors and USACycling requires that juniors have 52-14 as their highest gear. I am currently running a 53-14.

Can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,908
Posted By otismedina

I upgraded to SRAM Rival from 9speed Shimano 105...

I upgraded to SRAM Rival from 9speed Shimano 105 triple.

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...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-09, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By otismedina

I think it's Dr. Spaceman from 30Rock.

I think it's Dr. Spaceman from 30Rock.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-09, 01:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 482
Posted By otismedina

GXP BB is only compatible with truvativ and sram...

GXP BB is only compatible with truvativ and sram cranksets.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,326
Posted By otismedina

Neither. The nut is for inflating when there is...

Neither. The nut is for inflating when there is no air. The cap is for preventing the valve tip from puncturing the tube in storage. Neither are useful when the tube is mounted and inflated.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 10:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By otismedina

I hope you replace/repack your BB, wheel...

I hope you replace/repack your BB, wheel bearings, jockey wheels bearings when you are finished, because, more than likely, none of them will have grease after you're done. Just a thought.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 16,200,908
Posted By otismedina

Conspicuous consumption, ladies and gentlemen....

Conspicuous consumption, ladies and gentlemen. Conspicuous consumption.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,595,618
Posted By otismedina

Holy headtube batman!

Holy headtube batman!
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