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12-03-14, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,736
Posted By DvB

Another note on Velocity A23s: I built up a...

Another note on Velocity A23s:

I built up a set of them with a pair of old 32-hole Chorus hubs I had, and have set them up tubeless (Stan's tape/valves/sealant; WTB Cross Boss tires). In a word,...
11-19-08, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By DvB

I'm trying it . . .

My old-school, former-euro-pro, still-elite-level-cyclocross-racer coach told me to ABSOLUTELY use the (standard) Tufo tape for my brand new tubulars. He uses it exclusively, and doesn't believe in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 01:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,235
Posted By DvB

:)

:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-08, 12:39 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,235
Posted By DvB

Couldn't care less about his jetting around, his...

Couldn't care less about his jetting around, his serial dating, his friendship with Matthew McConaughey, etc. And I actually think he and his foundation have done a ton of good for cancer victims,...
03-18-08, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,984
Posted By DvB

I didn't really read any responses from "true...

I didn't really read any responses from "true believers" who think "their way is the only way." Consensus seems to be that it doesn't really matter in terms of wheel strength, the determination of...
03-15-08, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,984
Posted By DvB

Brandt vs. Zinn (wheelbuilding)

I'm a reasonably experienced wheelbuilder. I got my copy of Jobst Brandt's book during my first bike shop job in high school -- some 20 years ago. I'd always thought that Jobst's way was the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-08, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By DvB

Pretty nice . . .

I actually held one in my hand; it was passed around at a little marketing talk given by the Lightweight guys at Cadence (NYC) a few weeks ago. It's a lovely piece. The main guy said that the cost...
03-05-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,462
Posted By DvB

My girlfriend and I both have PTs on our bikes,...

My girlfriend and I both have PTs on our bikes, and both have been great. I raced with mine all last season and it still works perfectly. Did a stomp test on it and the torque registered with less...
09-25-07, 06:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,234
Posted By DvB

Great idea for a thread!

Here's ours:

www.teamorganicnyc.org
08-01-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By DvB

ProTour Team History

Does anyone know of a good resource for charting the history (i.e., progression of sponsorships) of the teams in the ProTour? For example, I know that Discovery was formerly Postal, which was...
02-23-07, 02:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 834
Posted By DvB

Pronunciations are killing me . . .

Robbie, for the love of God, the word is "especially" -- not "expecially." The word is "escape" -- not "excape." And the riders we're watching today? They're called "time trialists" -- not "time...
11-08-06, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,798
Posted By DvB

Conconi / Training tests?

I like mine too. Only issue is the website; clearly not created in English and it seems like a few things may be lost in translation. On that note: The webiste is now showing Conconi test and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-06, 01:11 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 15,716
Posted By DvB

Great post, man.

R600, I hear ya. Don't those fools realize that you own the Prospect Park drive? I mean, after all, you are the best racer in NYC history. I can't believe there are actually people with the...
06-13-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By DvB

Does the Soma already have a headset/fork...

Does the Soma already have a headset/fork installed? If so, and you want to keep the current fork, your headset choices could be limited (depends on how much steerer tube your fork has). If the...
05-25-06, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By DvB

Yes . . .

Marshalling the next race, and racing (in the C's) after that. Great series. Gotta love the uphill finish at Cat's Paw -- brutal!
05-09-06, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By DvB

Thanks for the input, everyone. I know it will...

Thanks for the input, everyone. I know it will "work," i.e., the setup will allow shifting from big ring to small and vice-versa. I was just concerned about how well it would work. I could see the...
05-08-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By DvB

Shimano Sora: indexed front triple to friction front double?

I've done a lot of searching on this topic, but have found no answers. If a thread already exists, please forgive me. (And provide the link!)

I'd like to swap out the heavy triple crank on my...
02-26-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By DvB

I honestly mean no disrespect with this response,...

I honestly mean no disrespect with this response, but Freil's book tells you EXACTLY how. See pages 35-41 and 56-60. Good luck!
02-24-06, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By DvB

Am I the only one on this board who loves both...

Am I the only one on this board who loves both basketball (college, thank you) AND cycling? Why all the hate? Do you really expect ESPN to cut away from a live game -- for anything, much less taped...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-06, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By DvB

I picked up a Felt F65 frameset on eBay for a...

I picked up a Felt F65 frameset on eBay for a song. Built it up with all Campy Chorus (also obtained, at something far below wholesale, on eBay) and the result is quite delectable. I'll post a...
02-13-06, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By DvB

Unless it's like peanut butter sticky, I'd leave...

Unless it's like peanut butter sticky, I'd leave the chain alone.

Make sure the wheels are properly trued, properly centered in the fork/stays, and make sure the quick-releases are properly...
02-12-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By DvB

Thanks a lot, guys. Appreciated!

Thanks a lot, guys. Appreciated!
02-12-06, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By DvB

Campy Record/Chorus brake

My new set of Chorus brake calipers arrived yesterday (purchased them on eBay). They're awesome, but I found that when mounted to my bike's fork, the fixing nut on the front caliper (the nut that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-06, 12:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,126
Posted By DvB

That's still plenty light. Worry more about...

That's still plenty light. Worry more about quality. I just disassembled my old (steel) bike to part it out. The 60cm frame, headset, and fork together weigh six pounds. Fully built up with a mix...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-06, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,515
Posted By DvB

I'm a bit of an old-schooler myself (though too...

I'm a bit of an old-schooler myself (though too young to call myself a true "retro-grouch"). So maybe I'm not the best source for this info. But I just went through a similar thought process,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By DvB

I bet it's more to do with the weight of each...

I bet it's more to do with the weight of each bike's wheels and tires (particularly each bike's rear wheel). Weigh each wheel/tire and see. I think you'd have to have one pretty messed up BB to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-05, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By DvB

Opinions on Felt reliability?

I've seen a lot of posts on Felt bikes in this forum, but it seems like they're mostly from new owners. I have an opportunity to pick up a brand new (2006), unridden Felt F65 frameset for CHEAP (at...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-05, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
Posted By DvB

Ebay has an option that allows sellers to simply...

Ebay has an option that allows sellers to simply charge the actual cost of shipping -- for whatever class and destination as specified by the seller -- plus a seller-specified handling charge. ...
11-22-05, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By DvB

Well, as you've proven to yourself, it's...

Well, as you've proven to yourself, it's definitely not 190. It's probably closer to 200, given that you "consistently" see 195 on intense climbs. I consistently see 170 on intense climbs, but my...
11-22-05, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By DvB

There are a gazillion (1,000 times a "jillion")...

There are a gazillion (1,000 times a "jillion") posts on that topic on this board -- search on "HRM" or "heart rate" and I'm sure you'll strike gold.

You might find this site...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By DvB

Would the plastic handlebar mount that came with...

Would the plastic handlebar mount that came with the unit not work? Just clip the zip ties are remount it on the top tube. Zip ties are cheap at Walmart, Radioshack, etc. You'd have to read the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-05, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 284
Posted By DvB

I have a Polar too, and the speed (and mileage)...

I have a Polar too, and the speed (and mileage) is dead-on. Make sure the magnet is close enough to the sensor -- really needs to be quite close. Spin the wheel and make sure you're seeing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-05, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By DvB

Wow. Well, I for one would rather have the...

Wow. Well, I for one would rather have the Biopace chainrings, downtube shifters, and two working sets of brakes than the medical oddity you're suggesting. Even if you could do it (and I doubt most...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-05, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,099
Posted By DvB

Some of the Polar cycling HRM's have an altimeter...

Some of the Polar cycling HRM's have an altimeter function (measures temperature and atmos. pressure to estimate altitude). If you're good about calibrating it to a known elevation before each ride...
11-14-05, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By DvB

I have the Polar S725 and it's the best...

I have the Polar S725 and it's the best cycling-related purchase I've made in years: (http://www.polarheart.co.nz/html/segments/Cycling.html)
11-11-05, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By DvB

Most wheels with adjustable cones need wrenches...

Most wheels with adjustable cones need wrenches in the 13mm to 16mm range. It's easy to buy cone wrenches in 13/14mm size and 15/16mm size -- two of each will cover most wheels.

There's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-05, 09:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,204
Posted By DvB

Right. Of course, you wouldn't have to replace...

Right. Of course, you wouldn't have to replace bikes NEARLY that often if you used Italian-made components. . . . ;)
11-11-05, 08:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By DvB

Good suggestion. I always forget about the...

Good suggestion. I always forget about the classes at my gym. Just found the list of spin classes and will try one this weekend. Thanks!
11-11-05, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 606
Posted By DvB

Option Three. At this point it sounds like the...

Option Three. At this point it sounds like the only way to salvage the wheel is to remove all the spokes, "cold work" the rim until it's no longer Pringle-shaped, and rebuild/dish/tension the wheel....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-05, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 880
Posted By DvB

The more I read about (and by!) the guy, the more...

The more I read about (and by!) the guy, the more I like him. I found myself really rooting for him and (later) for Vino during this year's tour. I guess I have a soft spot for guys who are...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-05, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By DvB

How well does the frame fit you? How much do you...

How well does the frame fit you? How much do you like its ride? These are the two most important questions to answer -- everything flows from there.

I made the economically inadvisable decision...
11-09-05, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By DvB

Gym-based cycling proxy?

I'm a budding triathlete with a decent amount of Cat-4 racing experience. I love riding and running outdoors -- I hate running on treadmills and riding on stationary bikes. I'll ride and run in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-05, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By DvB

Here's a link to pictures of the bike you're...

Here's a link to pictures of the bike you're referring to:

http://www.raydobbins.com/paramount/index.html

Mighty sweet! Poke around elsewhere on that site for more jaw-droppingly beautiful...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,311
Posted By DvB

Well, yes and no. Since my running MHR is 183,...

Well, yes and no. Since my running MHR is 183, and my cycling MHR is 175, then you could say that my "maximum" heart rate is 183. But I'll never get to 183 while riding a bike, no matter how hard I...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 09:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,311
Posted By DvB

I have the same model HRM (I think you meant...

I have the same model HRM (I think you meant "S725"), and I'm very familiar with the included software (which is excellent). Your readings look fine. Your heart rate goes up, appropriately, on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-05, 08:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,910
Posted By DvB

This can very easily be done with a cassette. My...

This can very easily be done with a cassette. My (18-year-old) baby has a Suntour Superbe Pro Accushift drivetrain, which to me still shifts better than just about anything else ever made. But this...
10-27-05, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By DvB

I'm as satisfied with my Polar S-725 as I am with...

I'm as satisfied with my Polar S-725 as I am with anything I have ever purchased. I had a Timex HRM a few years ago, and while I still like Timex watches, the HRM was junk. Polar is really the only...
10-24-05, 10:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,053
Posted By DvB

Not sure about Veloce and below . . . but my 2005...

Not sure about Veloce and below . . . but my 2005 Chorus (basically identical to Record) hubs, both front and rear, have traditional, user-adjustable bearings/cups/races. In fact, the adjustment...
10-24-05, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,930
Posted By DvB

I'm "only" about 195 lbs, and I STILL went with a...

I'm "only" about 195 lbs, and I STILL went with a 36-spoke rear wheel for my newest wheelset. I got Velocity Aerohead OS (offset) rear rims. In case you're not aware, the "center" of these rims...
10-23-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By DvB

Good advice. Given that we're probably...

Good advice.

Given that we're probably talking about bikes more than 15 years old, your best bet is to stick with steel. Older aluminum and carbon frames are MUCH more suspect. Look for stickers...
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