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Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-08, 10:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,087
Posted By Pico

Did a double century once. I feel no need to do...

Did a double century once. I feel no need to do another.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-08, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Pico

Mine won't power up for hours if I put my laptop...

Mine won't power up for hours if I put my laptop in suspend mode while it's charging.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 12:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,475
Posted By Pico

+1 on Voler. I've used their basic bibs for a...

+1 on Voler. I've used their basic bibs for a couple years and I recent bought two of the elite bibs. Definitely worth the extra cash. I've also tried Santini bibs, which are my most expensive yet...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-08, 12:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,444
Posted By Pico

There is no two-way communication between the...

There is no two-way communication between the satellites and a GPS unit. Each satellite sends a signal and the GPS unit tracks on to as many as 12 satellites and uses their signals to calculate it's...
01-15-08, 12:57 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,605
Posted By Pico

In

In
12-27-07, 02:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 6,060
Posted By Pico

Count me in.

Count me in.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-07, 12:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,616
Posted By Pico

R550s are junk. I had a similar experience with...

R550s are junk. I had a similar experience with my set: wouldn't stay true, rear wheel pinged while climbing, and a broken spoke in only 1700 miles of use.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,751
Posted By Pico

+1, being 6'4" does simplify some things.

+1, being 6'4" does simplify some things.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-07, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,020
Posted By Pico

I had a set of Shimano wheels (WH-550, 105 level...

I had a set of Shimano wheels (WH-550, 105 level but similar design to WH-600). Certainly not bullet proof, definitely not bomb proof. The rear wouldn't stay true and started braking spokes at 1700...
07-28-07, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By Pico

Only because the he thought the Olympic mtb...

Only because the he thought the Olympic mtb course suited his skills better than the road course. But, that would be a moot point if the Danish Olympic committee won't let him ride.
07-28-07, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By Pico

Shameless promotion of "Shark Week".:)

Shameless promotion of "Shark Week".:)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-07, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,016
Posted By Pico

It's actually amazing that I survived since that...

It's actually amazing that I survived since that speed is greater than the escape velocity from Earth. I should be traveling through the cosmos right now.:p

You would think Garmin could put a...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-07, 11:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,016
Posted By Pico

The Edges software doesn't handle losing and...

The Edges software doesn't handle losing and re-acquiring a GPS signal very well. According to my 305 I hit 43194mph once.:eek:
05-10-07, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By Pico

Yeah that was me. Sorry, I didn't recognize you.

Yeah that was me. Sorry, I didn't recognize you.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-07, 01:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pico

The green jersey definitely serves a purpose, I...

The green jersey definitely serves a purpose, I just can't get excited about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-07, 11:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,359
Posted By Pico

Sprinter = someone who steals the glory away from...

Sprinter = someone who steals the glory away from the guys that did the real work all day while winning by less than a bike length.:rolleyes: Somehow I can't muster the same respect for them as I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-07, 12:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,546
Posted By Pico

1) 25-40 miles 2) I want to go faster, I can...

1) 25-40 miles
2) I want to go faster, I can already go as far as I need to.
3) 203 miles, which is farther than I care to go now. I did it to prove I could, then I realized riding 200 miles is...
03-27-07, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Pico

+1, Palomar has a nice steady grade that you can...

+1, Palomar has a nice steady grade that you can cruise up. Baldy has three nasty sections that will make just about anyone suffer.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-07, 10:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,164
Posted By Pico

The R550s are junk. As others have mentioned...

The R550s are junk. As others have mentioned 16/20 spoke wheels are not a good choice for touring. Especially, since the spokes are proprietary so most bike shops will not carry them. It took a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-07, 10:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,052
Posted By Pico

^^^That's a hell of hill to climb in the big...

^^^That's a hell of hill to climb in the big ring.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-07, 11:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,338
Posted By Pico

400w became a magic number when R600DuraAce...

400w became a magic number when R600DuraAce "dialed it up to 400w" to drop someone...someone who wasn't racing.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-07, 10:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,338
Posted By Pico

Just because the computer says it doesn't make it...

Just because the computer says it doesn't make it true. What's the accuracy spec for the power meter? It probably doesn't have one. When was the last time it was calibrated? Probably when it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-07, 09:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,920
Posted By Pico

Electrical tape will probably slip. You could...

Electrical tape will probably slip. You could shim it with something else but you're probably better off just getting a 32.4 seatpost. Another problem is that carbon frames usually require tight...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,910
Posted By Pico

It is going to depend a lot of the length of the...

It is going to depend a lot of the length of the rider's legs. Also, the bottom bracket height, crankarm length, and stack height of the pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-07, 11:04 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,953
Posted By Pico

Specialized Roubiax.:)

Specialized Roubiax.:)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-07, 10:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,643
Posted By Pico

Sure an average cyclist could do that if it was...

Sure an average cyclist could do that if it was all downhill, with a tailwind, and while drafting in the middle of a pro level peloton.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-07, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 879
Posted By Pico

I have a set of Circuits with over 3000 miles and...

I have a set of Circuits with over 3000 miles and I've had no problems with them. They are about 100g heavier than the Mavics (don't believe Mavic's published weights), but more aero and better in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-07, 08:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,381
Posted By Pico

It probably has more to do with your position on...

It probably has more to do with your position on the aero frame rather than the drag of the frame itself.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-07, 12:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By Pico

The 30mph tailwind also might have helped a...

The 30mph tailwind also might have helped a little.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-07, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By Pico

forty-two

forty-two
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-07, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Pico

The out version had annoying plastic inserts in...

The out version had annoying plastic inserts in the pedal that wear out. I never could figure out why Shimano didn't just put metal there.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-07, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,579
Posted By Pico

That's nothing, my Garmin says I hit mach 60.:D

That's nothing, my Garmin says I hit mach 60.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 11:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,643
Posted By Pico

Why would Floyd use anything but the...

Why would Floyd use anything but the Dura-Ace/Record that's been given to him?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Pico

Thomson. Every other seatpost is junk anyway.;)

Thomson. Every other seatpost is junk anyway.;)
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By Pico

I have 10 speed Ultegra and my wife has 10 speed...

I have 10 speed Ultegra and my wife has 10 speed 105. My Ultegra shifters are lighter and easier to actuate, but the differences are minor. So I'd say it's not worth the money to upgrade. The law...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-07, 01:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,469
Posted By Pico

I did get the Fluid Twist Gels. The pad was a...

I did get the Fluid Twist Gels. The pad was a little too thick for me and it tended to ride up places where it shouldn't.:eek: They didn't fit too well either: too big around the waist and thighs,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-07, 08:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,539
Posted By Pico

That's the difference in the suspension not the...

That's the difference in the suspension not the frame material. Put the low profile tires, performance shocks, bushings, etc. from the sports car on the sedan and it will be harsh too. Perhaps even...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-07, 12:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,469
Posted By Pico

I can't agree with him on the Santinis, though. ...

I can't agree with him on the Santinis, though. My Voler bibs are much more comfortable at a third of the cost.
03-04-07, 11:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,105
Posted By Pico

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-07, 01:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pico

My roadie has 180mm cranks (I'm 6'4" with a 94cm...

My roadie has 180mm cranks (I'm 6'4" with a 94cm inseam) and my fixie has 165mm cranks. The difference between the two is night and day, the 180mm cranks feel much more natural. The 165mm cranks...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-07, 12:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,006
Posted By Pico

They knew that daylight savings time was changing...

They knew that daylight savings time was changing two years ahead of time, before the Edge was even released, and they wait until now to support it??? :(

Garmin's firmwave development is truely...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Pico

Swap them, the R550's are junk! I had a pair...

Swap them, the R550's are junk! I had a pair that came on my C'dale R700 that gave me a lot of trouble. In 1700 miles I had to have them trued twice, retensioned once, and had a broke spoke. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 11:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,301
Posted By Pico

+1 you'll destory the wheels long before the...

+1 you'll destory the wheels long before the frame. I remember my LBS said Trek CF frames don't have a weight limit, if that's any consolation.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-07, 01:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,194
Posted By Pico

I tried both and I liked the Pro Carbons better. ...

I tried both and I liked the Pro Carbons better. The BOA system put too much pressure on the toe box, which pinched my toes. I prefer individual straps so can control the pressure over each part of...
02-26-07, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By Pico

I never knew, after all it so rare to see another...

I never knew, after all it so rare to see another rider's hair.:p
02-26-07, 12:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,521
Posted By Pico

The grand stands in Dog Hair's pictures were over...

The grand stands in Dog Hair's pictures were over 200m away from the start/finish, which is where everyone was bunched up. It didn't help that those stands didn't have a view of the jumbo-tron and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,245
Posted By Pico

Shouldn't a problem. I have had my CF Roubaix in...

Shouldn't a problem. I have had my CF Roubaix in rack many times.

But, if you leave the bike out in the sun it will melt.:p
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-07, 12:33 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,754
Posted By Pico

They need to find a different lab. The leaks...

They need to find a different lab. The leaks alone were enough to switch labs, but the stupid procedural errors are completely unacceptable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-07, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,903
Posted By Pico

Yeah, the Roubaix's wheelbase is whopping 2.5cm...

Yeah, the Roubaix's wheelbase is whopping 2.5cm longer than the Tarmac. 2.5% is the difference between a sports car and a bus.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-07, 10:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,558
Posted By Pico

Rims brakes don't apply any significant torque on...

Rims brakes don't apply any significant torque on the hub. It's not even possible because the hub is on bearings so it is free to turn if any torque is applied (well it will take some torque to spin...
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