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08-27-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,694
Posted By Flash

11/32 options on Ultegra 10 speed group

Hi, I'm running full Ultegra 10 speed on my 2013 Giant TCR. I've got 34/50 in the front and 11/28 in the back. I want to go to 11/32 in the back. SRAM appears to make an 11-32 10spd and shimano...
04-07-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Flash

This worked!! Thanks for the tip. Took several...

This worked!! Thanks for the tip. Took several aggressive "taps" to get the puller embedded, but once it dug in I was able to thread it. At the moment the crank puller is attached to the NDS...
04-07-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Flash

thanks, would the one pictured below do the...

thanks, would the one pictured below do the trick?

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04-07-15, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,805
Posted By Flash

can't thread crank puller due to compressed threads; ideas on crank removal?

Didn't know threads were compressed on non-drive side of this Univega Supra Sport until I began to take apart crankset today. I can't thread my crank puller due to the compressed threads on...
04-21-14, 11:30 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 22,199
Posted By Flash

Interesting how these things go. I'll never...

Interesting how these things go. I'll never second-guess someone for wanting to spruce up an old bike, put his own stamp on it. I put some money and untold amounts of time into a Panasonic DX-3000...
04-21-14, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,849
Posted By Flash

thanks, I'll try this. Not hopeful on this one...

thanks, I'll try this. Not hopeful on this one though since one saddle that creaked on the Giant did not creak on a CAAD10. cheers
04-21-14, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,849
Posted By Flash

Giant contact vector carbon seatpost: squeak at saddle clamp (suspected)

New TCR Advanced SL 2013. Minor creak (rhythmic, subtle "tick-tack"), intermittent when seated, disappears when I'm out of the saddle. This is the Giant Contact Vector aero seatpost pictured below,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-13, 08:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,151
Posted By Flash

Aerus Halo seatpost clamp is toast; replacement options? (Blue T-14)

Hello,

I own a Blue T-14 time trial bike with proprietary aerus halo aero seatpost (link below). Over time I believe my over-tightening of the clamp caused it to crack. I need to replace this...
Forum: Triathlon
07-18-13, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,504
Posted By Flash

Aerus Halo seatpost clamp is toast; replacement options? (Blue T-14)

Hello,

I own a Blue T-14 time trial bike with proprietary aerus halo aero seatpost (link below). Over time I believe my over-tightening of the clamp caused it to crack. I need to replace this...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 609
Posted By Flash

Does the Specialized Allez E5 frameset get lighter with each new model year?

I've got a 2002 E5 and I'm curious whether subsequent model years have yielded lower frameset (frame and fork) weights. Not a whole lot of data out there on actual weights. My assumption is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-12, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,949
Posted By Flash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG2naf70MbY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG2naf70MbY
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,067
Posted By Flash

The 500 is a great piece of equipment. I've been...

The 500 is a great piece of equipment. I've been using it for almost two years with cadence, heart rate and power. I race and train with it. It's a great little device. I upgraded from the 305. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,802
Posted By Flash

Me too. According to the velonews...

Me too.



According to the velonews article the achilles heel of the Vector is the pedal body manufactured by no-name Exustar. Velonews author actually says it is "entirely possible" the pedal...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-12, 10:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,802
Posted By Flash

Look KEO power -- pedal based -- is shipping. Who's in?

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/01/bikes-and-tech/looking-forward_204371

I say we take up a collection, buy it, and assign testing to a trustworthy BF member.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flash

No spinning classes for me. TT bike, KK Pro,...

No spinning classes for me. TT bike, KK Pro, powertap, lonely basement, Office reruns on netflix instant. Starts today, not looking forward to it. I am beginning to wonder, however, what winter...
12-19-11, 10:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,944
Posted By Flash

I agree with this. Paying attention to technique...

I agree with this. Paying attention to technique and aerodynamics is a necessity (and an enjoyable challenge) for some of us. I race TTs only and my watts per kg number at my peak last season was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-11, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Flash

There is hope...

I just had a unusual semi-altercation. Winding down a one-hour easy ride in my neighborhood, a driver buzzes my tower, coming within a foot of me. I catch up with him at the stop sign and yell...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-11, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,502
Posted By Flash

garmin TC, garmin connect, ridewithgps, now...

garmin TC, garmin connect, ridewithgps, now strava. Have done zero analysis, hope to do some this offseason. Most important data to me is what I see "live" on the bike while training. Once it goes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 12:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,916
Posted By Flash

Yeah, I did this all season and it's a huge pain...

Yeah, I did this all season and it's a huge pain prep-wise and also heavy. I want a real disc ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-11, 06:50 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,916
Posted By Flash

Cycleops PowerCal on deck, HR-based power calculation, what do you think?

I notice Cycleops PowerCal has been officially introduced via ad in the October 2011 Bicycling magazine.

I have a powertap and I'm looking for a cheap power solution for time trial races that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 07:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,106
Posted By Flash

great pics, thanks. also, I just learned that my...

great pics, thanks. also, I just learned that my seatpost clamp needs to be rotated 180 degrees.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-11, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,715
Posted By Flash

Gripping tale, glad you made it out OK. I think...

Gripping tale, glad you made it out OK. I think I'm most troubled by the seriousness of the cuts. I always thought safety glass was designed to shatter in such a way as to minimize injuries eg, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,852
Posted By Flash

Word. They call them MUPs for a reason. ...

Word. They call them MUPs for a reason. Families like to use these paths. Also, there is a hint of the boastful in the original post, eg "I lowered my speed, but not thaaaat much. I was going...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 06:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 837
Posted By Flash

did you by chance run into R600DuraAce on any of...

did you by chance run into R600DuraAce on any of these hills?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 07:24 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 9,337
Posted By Flash

When I rode speedplays I felt like I was log...

When I rode speedplays I felt like I was log rolling on top of two metal balls. I prefer an actual pedal platform.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 07:18 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 9,337
Posted By Flash

Depends on your training goals. Power is...

Depends on your training goals. Power is extremely important to some of us.

Personally, I've been watching Vector development closely. I'm a time trialist using a powertap. For races I have to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,833
Posted By Flash

I'm surprised... 1. It took 10 posts before...

I'm surprised...

1. It took 10 posts before someone posted the above
2. No one has asked if R600DuraAce is posting under an new username

I guess things have changed around here.

Oh. I did...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,972
Posted By Flash

Quite an eye for detail...not that there's...

Quite an eye for detail...not that there's anything wrong with that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-11, 10:03 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,479
Posted By Flash

How do you like the Fit? I see them everywhere...

How do you like the Fit? I see them everywhere and am considering trading in my 2002 explorer and going with the Fit. Seems like a ton of room inside with rear seats down, especially relative to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 12:41 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,624
Posted By Flash

Hey you ...

Hey you
http://www.freeclipartnow.com/d/32897-1/weather-vane.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-11, 12:39 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,624
Posted By Flash

I'm not a pro and therefore don't have a personal...

I'm not a pro and therefore don't have a personal masseuse, but I massage my legs with the dreaded foam roller after every single ride. Hairy legs + foam roller = extra discomfort I don't need. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,504
Posted By Flash

But it helps me maintain my girlish figure. Do I...

But it helps me maintain my girlish figure. Do I still have to hand over the card? OK, now that I think about it, I guess I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flash

It may be silly, but it's the American way

It may be silly, but it's the American way
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,629
Posted By Flash

It's all in your head. Also, you should...

It's all in your head.

Also, you should marry your LBS.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,295
Posted By Flash

I have many questions, such as why it took so...

I have many questions, such as why it took so long for them to lower the boom etc.

However, my main question: if you are a triathlete why are you training in a group? You should be doing solo 4...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,504
Posted By Flash

I seemed like they played the same three...

I seemed like they played the same three commercials at every break. Michelob, IZOD and that dog commercial. The bob roll ads were good as was the big wheel. Kudos to Michelob for beating me into...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,813
Posted By Flash

I never see moisture inside when I change...

I never see moisture inside when I change batteries. I wonder if there is an issue with moving the bike from the basement with temperatures hovering around 68 degrees F to the extreme heat outdoors...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 491
Posted By Flash

Rider #827 is the man

Rider #827 is the man
07-25-11, 09:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 5,825
Posted By Flash

Dancing on pedals is for babies

Dancing on pedals is for babies
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,813
Posted By Flash

mysterious powertap hub battery drain

I have a powertap pro+ and my hub batteries are draining faster than normal. Replacement batteries are either duracell or energizer 357 and I'm getting less than 100 hours from them.

One day...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 89,139
Posted By Flash

Final three riders for tomorrow's TT: Evans,...

Final three riders for tomorrow's TT: Evans, Frank, Andy. Course is almost 43k and 420 meters of climbing I believe. If Evans and Andy ride as they normally would on a TT, I think Evans makes up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By Flash

He might be a...drumroll...triathlete using the...

He might be a...drumroll...triathlete using the watch for running
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,457
Posted By Flash

I'm very cautious with deer on the side of the...

I'm very cautious with deer on the side of the road. I fear aggressive dogs. I was bitten once and now I am prepared to unclip, get the bike between me and the charging animal, and adminster an...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By Flash

I've had my Edge 500 for over a year and really...

I've had my Edge 500 for over a year and really like it. I upgraded from a 305. I use the Edge 500 for training and racing time trials. Obviously it is critical that the Edge work properly during...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-11, 09:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,436
Posted By Flash

Do you know R600DuraAce? * I see this...

Do you know R600DuraAce?

* I see this question has been asked already, but still, I want to know *
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 21,695
Posted By Flash

The night I broke my collarbone I ate a lot of...

The night I broke my collarbone I ate a lot of deep dish pizza. For some reason (percocet), it was one of the most relaxing evenings of my life.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 567
Views: 21,695
Posted By Flash

Wow. This is terrible news. Such a serious...

Wow. This is terrible news. Such a serious health issue and you're still tapping away on the keyboard, ever the BF devotee. This is impressive.

I sincerely hope you heal quickly and are able to...
06-07-11, 08:48 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 70,662
Posted By Flash

Love the Slice. Curious about your power...

Love the Slice. Curious about your power problems. Were you too scrunched up and therefore getting a drop in expected power? Personally, I found that an extreme upturn in my aerobars was sapping...
06-06-11, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 724,927
Posted By Flash

Not to poke fun at this guy's predicament --...

Not to poke fun at this guy's predicament -- looks like a face-meets-asphalt moment, hope he came out ok -- but one can't help but notice where his saddle is and where his face appears to be be,...
06-06-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 9,307
Views: 3,740,991
Posted By Flash

Philadelphia TT on June 4th. Great course, great...

Philadelphia TT on June 4th. Great course, great weather. I promise you I was suffering. You can see it in my a$$.

cheers

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g218/steelkilt/philly-tt-1.jpg
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