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Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,254
Posted By texascyclist

Thanks, that top tube is what drew me to this...

Thanks, that top tube is what drew me to this bike. No doubt, it seems to be a love or hate design, based on feedback I have read on forums. It is interesting that it is not at all controversial...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,820
Posted By texascyclist

The Diva worked for my wife as well

The Diva worked for my wife as well
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-18, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By texascyclist

Shoes: Pearl Izumi Selects are a very good value....

Shoes: Pearl Izumi Selects are a very good value.
Pedals: Look Keo Easy is a solid choice.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By texascyclist

Sounds like it is a pretty decent deal. What...

Sounds like it is a pretty decent deal. What group does it have?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By texascyclist

Stupid things you read on Weight Weenies

On a WW thread about how your socks should look, one poster predicted there was a thread like this. What are some of the stupid things you read on Weight Weenies?

(BTW, I have huge respect for...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-10, 01:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By texascyclist

Unless you are buying Gatorade thirst quencher,...

Unless you are buying Gatorade thirst quencher, they are not cheap. I don't blame anyone for trying to save some bucks here. Cycling can be a prohibitively costly sport for some unless savings are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By texascyclist

I never suggested trying to slow absorption. The...

I never suggested trying to slow absorption. The mix I mentioned is for maximizing absorption. Identical GI is not the way to approach this. It has been proven that there is an optimum combination...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 08:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,809
Posted By texascyclist

Keep in mind guys that not all Maltodextrin is...

Keep in mind guys that not all Maltodextrin is the same. They have different sweetnesses (if that matters to you) and different absorption (osmolality).

Osomolality and a significant portion of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 336,566
Posted By texascyclist

OK, if hairy legs are involved, I'm in!

OK, if hairy legs are involved, I'm in!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-10, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16,062
Views: 336,566
Posted By texascyclist

270 pages about a new bike?

270 pages about a new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,184
Posted By texascyclist

Only on BF do these terms really exist, so relax...

Only on BF do these terms really exist, so relax and enjoy the bag!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 07:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,694
Posted By texascyclist

Bikeforum state of the union: 1. People...

Bikeforum state of the union:

1. People replying with pictures, "meh", "incorrect", and "correct".
2. Talk Bikesdirect, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale, and Cervelo.
3. Bikesdirect shill...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 611
Posted By texascyclist

If you are running 175 cranks and have no joint...

If you are running 175 cranks and have no joint problems, I would stick with that. 172.5 should not be a problem though and will give you a bonus some cornering clearance (if you are into pushing...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By texascyclist

What is your weight? This will help determine if...

What is your weight? This will help determine if you need a saddle with extra padding or if you can go less. I have always done well with the SLR. You never hear about the big guys liking it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By texascyclist

If you do not count BB30, it could be exactly the...

If you do not count BB30, it could be exactly the same as your 08(09) caad9.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,298
Posted By texascyclist

http://www.yourdailymedia.com/i/u/xUYNnt6P.jpg

http://www.yourdailymedia.com/i/u/xUYNnt6P.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,951
Posted By texascyclist

sounds like a great lapping...

sounds like a great lapping compound:twitchy::twitchy:
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/planetetf/3cyl016.gif
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,329
Posted By texascyclist

Look here...

Look here (http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=101)
http://www.parktool.com/images_inc/repair_help/glue27.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,329
Posted By texascyclist

If I was mounting conti tires with conti glue,...

If I was mounting conti tires with conti glue, that would be a bargain.

Have you ever mounted tubulars? It is a tough job depending on the tire, rim, and prestretch.

I honestly would not trust...
03-24-09, 08:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By texascyclist

alrighty then To the OP: the scott speedster...

alrighty then

To the OP: the scott speedster is a unique, stiff, aluminum frame. Through hydrofroming, you get some shaping which you normally see only in carbon frames. If you don't believe me...
03-24-09, 08:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,821
Posted By texascyclist

buy this for $897: ...

buy this for $897:
http://scottusa.com/service/files/images/products/products/photos/749B19996X49M16Y96P37j48o99q97k1.jpg

Sell the groupset, wheels and saddle

add 09 sram rival, selle italia...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,276
Posted By texascyclist

No joke, watch out for taking corners too tight...

No joke, watch out for taking corners too tight with single seat chariots.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By texascyclist

http://scottusa.com/service/files/images/products/...

http://scottusa.com/service/files/images/products/products/photos/i21G25215N41u17u25135Q25D25J1115.jpg

$1380 for the 105 version above. The sora triple crank version is $897. If you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,651
Posted By texascyclist

You can spend an extra $300 and get a race worthy...

You can spend an extra $300 and get a race worthy bike (http://www.competitivecyclist.com/road-bikes/frame/2008-bmc-streetfiresram-rival-complete-bike-5977.html).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-09, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,526
Posted By texascyclist

Fixed:

Fixed:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,807
Posted By texascyclist

My buddy was riding with me in a local race. He...

My buddy was riding with me in a local race. He did not hit some railroad tracks straight on and slid like a slip-n-slide on his hip and shoulder. Like PatentCAD says, the water is a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By texascyclist

Are you in central Arkansas?

Are you in central Arkansas?
03-19-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By texascyclist

You definitely want a sports drink. Most will...

You definitely want a sports drink. Most will speed fluid absorption over plain water if used as directed. Sports drinks are also preferable over eating because: 1. they provide steady energy and...
03-18-09, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By texascyclist

While riding, you should think in terms of...

While riding, you should think in terms of osmolality. During a ride, you need a balance of energy absorption and hydration. The goal is to maximize both obviously. Typically, 70g of carbs per...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,269
Posted By texascyclist

jagwire teflon coated. They look good and...

jagwire teflon coated. They look good and perform excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-09, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,195
Posted By texascyclist

Mark, What do you plan on wearing tomorrow? In...

Mark, What do you plan on wearing tomorrow? In the 40s, you should be burning up in no time at all with a super thin stowable jacket and a long sleeve jersey. Knee warmers would be essential if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,933
Posted By texascyclist

Yeah maybe, but without meaningless FLASHPOINT!...

Yeah maybe, but without meaningless FLASHPOINT! across your rims. The sram decals look very nice.

The weights are kind of ridiculous if you ask me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 08:54 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,947
Posted By texascyclist

or you could just get this instead: ...

or you could just get this instead:

http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/07136556000?qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-08, 08:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,947
Posted By texascyclist

I have had tremendous success with Rock-n-roll...

I have had tremendous success with Rock-n-roll gold. Since I bought this stuff, I have not had to do a traditional cleaning for my chains. You simply squirt a gob on, cycle the chain backwards some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By texascyclist

It sounds like a great deal. If it does not fit...

It sounds like a great deal. If it does not fit and a longer stem does not help, you may be able to sell for a profit. I am 6'2 and ride a 56. I could get by on a 54 with a long stem.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By texascyclist

My Trek LBS took care of me (Arkansas Cycling and...

My Trek LBS took care of me (Arkansas Cycling and Fitness). They were exceptionally nice despite the online origin of the wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By texascyclist

Bontrager Racelite rim crack at weld

I have a hairline crack on each of my racelite rims. Each appears at the weld joint and are not straight, but irregular. The wheelset was purchased in 2005 as a part of a complete bike from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,613
Posted By texascyclist

Sorry, I hate camelback. It takes way too long...

Sorry, I hate camelback. It takes way too long to get liquid out of it. All it takes for a bottle is a quick squeeze to do what it takes me 10-15 seconds to do with the bladder on my back.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,175
Posted By texascyclist

If you can spend the extra $300, go for the...

If you can spend the extra $300, go for the Ardennes. They have the new C2 rim with larger tubular like air volume. There are quite a bit of reviews out there to back up the marketing.

Why the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,254
Posted By texascyclist

very hot. Specialized has nearly always done a...

very hot. Specialized has nearly always done a really good job with their paint schemes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,254
Posted By texascyclist

It is the Force that keeps it levitated. This is...

It is the Force that keeps it levitated. This is so that the dark force does not occur when the bike gets in my wife's way doing the laundry.

Gigantex with Joytech hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,643,254
Posted By texascyclist

Here it is

Here it is
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By texascyclist

can you post a picture?

can you post a picture?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,142
Posted By texascyclist

I'm not sure PCad should be talking smack after...

I'm not sure PCad should be talking smack after admitting he runs into the shop all the time for headset and derailleur adjustments!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-08, 07:55 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 44,760
Posted By texascyclist

Extending your arms will not create tension. ...

Extending your arms will not create tension. This will increase compression. Imagine a greased up smooth wall next to a carpet floor. You lean against it with your feet directly under holding a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By texascyclist

Selle Italia SLR

Selle Italia SLR
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 09:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,717
Posted By texascyclist

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,106
Posted By texascyclist

It seems like an awful waste of a bottle cage. I...

It seems like an awful waste of a bottle cage. I guess it would be ok for rides around the park.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,106
Posted By texascyclist

The continental seat bag is what I use. Why? It...

The continental seat bag is what I use. Why? It is light weight and keeps me from carrying extra garbage "just in case". All I carry are some tire levers, patch kit, neosporin to go, gauze, co2,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-08, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By texascyclist

You will plateau with constant all out efforts. ...

You will plateau with constant all out efforts. You must easy pedal some and do intervals some days to get faster.

This plateau is mentioned in the current issue of Bicycling. The rides that...
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