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11-09-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,867
Posted By FogVilleLad

+1 I used to have to contact the maker, to buy...

+1 I used to have to contact the maker, to buy it. Don't know the situation now.
11-09-13, 03:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By FogVilleLad

cc, that's a great shot.

cc,

that's a great shot.
11-07-13, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By FogVilleLad

Yes, we are. Understood, thanks. Been...

Yes, we are. Understood, thanks.



Been there, done that. Thanks again.
11-07-13, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By FogVilleLad

J, Thanks so much for replying. I wondered...

J,

Thanks so much for replying. I wondered if something like that could have been happening, but hadn't ever seen it discussed. Love the balloon example; easy for this technoignoramus to...
11-06-13, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By FogVilleLad

Exploding Tube Mystery

Ok, I was checking a new tube, to learn why I was having difficulty inflating it.

The grooves on the stem were not as deep as I'd like, but I did get the Serfas FMP-500 to attach to the tube's...
07-13-13, 12:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,901
Posted By FogVilleLad

Maybe give the 49 Mile Drive a shot.

Maybe give the 49 Mile Drive a shot.
07-13-13, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,633
Posted By FogVilleLad

I think that that experience made him hungry and...

I think that that experience made him hungry and he really does seem to be at the top of his game. And as diegomayra posted, this team seems to be letting people know that there will be no support...
01-04-13, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By FogVilleLad

Good experience with RibbleCycles. UK

On December 22, 2012, I ordered some Campagnolo bolts from RibbleCycles. The bolts arrived at my apartment in San Francisco on January 3. That's quick service for a Christmas holidays order.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-11, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,282
Posted By FogVilleLad

On the first day of three successive climbing...

On the first day of three successive climbing stages, Alberto Contador switched bikes. The Universal Sports announcer said that his replacement had a 36 tooth inner chainring and a 32 tooth granny...
05-29-11, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By FogVilleLad

Contador has the legs and he's a superb,...

Contador has the legs and he's a superb, spontaneous tactician who knows when to attack. He also gives knows his equipment. I think that he changed bikes on the first of the three successive climbing...
05-29-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,502
Posted By FogVilleLad

Their battle on that stage where the climbed in...

Their battle on that stage where the climbed in and out of the fog made for sensational viewing.

I think that AC was taking anti-biotics for something when the tour started. He may not have been...
05-27-11, 07:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,502
Posted By FogVilleLad

No, you can't. The most interesting part will be...

No, you can't. The most interesting part will be what is done about AC's post-2010 TdF victories.
05-25-11, 02:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By FogVilleLad

IMO he's trying to show that he's the best rider...

IMO he's trying to show that he's the best rider in the world and that anybody who thinks that he needs chemical enhancement to win just doesn't understand how good he really is. Not sure any of this...
05-25-11, 02:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By FogVilleLad

San Francisco's 49 Mile Drive has scenery, sites,...

San Francisco's 49 Mile Drive has scenery, sites, and all the climbing you can handle. There's info about the sites and a downloadable map here....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-11, 01:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,442
Posted By FogVilleLad

I discover them all the time, but I'm so old that...

I discover them all the time, but I'm so old that they won't let me pick them up.
05-16-11, 01:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,431
Posted By FogVilleLad

In addition to his superior physical ability,...

In addition to his superior physical ability, Contador is a superb, spontaneous tactician - impossible to predict. IMO Andy Schleck is the only rider who stands a chance against him in a tour.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By FogVilleLad

Yep. And if you're going to spend any real dough,...

Yep. And if you're going to spend any real dough, a set of hand-built alu clinchers with a high spoke count would be good place to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-11, 02:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By FogVilleLad

The RS is designed to fulfilll your preferences -...

The RS is designed to fulfilll your preferences - and it can be raced, if you want to.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-11, 10:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,756
Posted By FogVilleLad

Very sorry for this news. Pacelines and...

Very sorry for this news.

Pacelines and intersections just don't mix. If folks must look back, they should do it when it's safe to move over first. Wish this lesson had been learned another way.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-11, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,193
Posted By FogVilleLad

I'll definitely have this in mind when I do my...

I'll definitely have this in mind when I do my first;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By FogVilleLad

Could be that Scott's Shock Damping System...

Could be that Scott's Shock Damping System actually works.

Hard to say unless both bikes have the same wheels, but as I posted in your first thread, the CR1's chain stays are a liitle shorter....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-11, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By FogVilleLad

For others who are new to clipless: It's a good...

For others who are new to clipless: It's a good idea to practice clipping out when you can lean against something. Walls are good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By FogVilleLad

Rob (PSImet) built a Record rear wheel for me, to...

Rob (PSImet) built a Record rear wheel for me, to replace one that was tacoed in a hit and run. Outstanding build quality and surprisingly good price. He tends to be a little conservative, so the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 01:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,307
Posted By FogVilleLad

+1 Jogging in place, with your feet not...

+1

Jogging in place, with your feet not leaving the ground, is a good way to start. If your ride can begin on flat ground, just ride slowly at first.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-11, 01:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,758
Posted By FogVilleLad

Armadillos offer great flat protection, better...

Armadillos offer great flat protection, better than the Gatorskins that I used to use. I've been riding the 25mm's on my daily rider for almost a year with no flats. I had 23mm Armaillo elites - the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By FogVilleLad

I tried to edit, to include that the seat should...

I tried to edit, to include that the seat should be livable for extended riding, the wheels should be true, and when you pick up the bike by the top tube and rotate the forks, they should move freely...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-11, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By FogVilleLad

When buying used, condition is paramount. Rentals...

When buying used, condition is paramount. Rentals are more likely to have been riden by people who don't really know what they're doing. That said, if everything works *perfectly* - shifting should...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,329
Posted By FogVilleLad

OK, but it'd be a good idea to think thru how...

OK, but it'd be a good idea to think thru how you'll be using those "racing wheels." If you'll be competing in age group road racing, carbon tubulars are the ultimate weapon. If you'll be doing...
04-25-11, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,476
Posted By FogVilleLad

I was wondering the same thing, at first; but it...

I was wondering the same thing, at first; but it looked like neither of them were strong enough to break away. What really got my attention was that sometimes Gilbert didn't even bother to draft the...
04-19-11, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 808
Posted By FogVilleLad

For course info and race schedule, click on CLICK...

For course info and race schedule, click on CLICK TO ENTER (http://pittcrit.projectsport.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,276
Posted By FogVilleLad

After you've established the lean forward, bend...

After you've established the lean forward, bend arms posture, try consciously lifting your hands a little, so that you can feel the pressure decreasing. This'll bring your back muscles into play. You...
04-14-11, 02:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By FogVilleLad

The opening shot of those paving stones - they're...

The opening shot of those paving stones - they're much larger than they appear on TV - makes this clip worth watching.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-11, 01:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By FogVilleLad

merlin, I've been wondering about this aspect of...

merlin, I've been wondering about this aspect of wheel choice, because riding in a group should give an aero advantage, no matter what rim depth is being ridden. Any thoughts on this?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 12:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,525
Posted By FogVilleLad

I don't know about that, but the CR1's chainstays...

I don't know about that, but the CR1's chainstays are 5mm shorter that those of your RS and if your going size 56 or 58, the head tube angle is a little steeper and they have a 45mm rake, as opposed...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 12:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 809
Posted By FogVilleLad

Before converting to all Campy, I used Campy...

Before converting to all Campy, I used Campy 10-speed brifters with a Shimano 9-speed derailleur. No Shiftmate necessary with this combo.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-11, 12:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,091
Posted By FogVilleLad

Love my Team Sport Beans cap. Fits great, does a...

Love my Team Sport Beans cap. Fits great, does a good job of shielding my eyes from the sun when I turn the brim down, and fits into a jersey pocket on long uphills.

Helmets make more sense when...
04-06-11, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By FogVilleLad

Love the armed escorts aspect; can't wait to sign...

Love the armed escorts aspect; can't wait to sign up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,556
Posted By FogVilleLad

A lot depends on the condition of the surfaces...

A lot depends on the condition of the surfaces that you ride on and your budget.

I like Michelin Pro 3's, but I ride some really rough surfaces. That tears up racing tires, especially on the rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-11, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By FogVilleLad

Think of a balloon. If you blow it up to the max,...

Think of a balloon. If you blow it up to the max, you can easily puncture it with a needle; but if you inflate it half way, it'll flex when you push against it with that same needle.

As Brian R...
04-02-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By FogVilleLad

Why is it that when people decide to get a new...

Why is it that when people decide to get a new life, they always want to become mimes?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By FogVilleLad

It means that the tires are glued to the rim. (A...

It means that the tires are glued to the rim. (A tape that replaces glue is now available. Can't recall who makes it.) Tubulars are often used by racers. For most folks these tires tend to be not...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,176
Posted By FogVilleLad

Not at all.

Not at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-11, 02:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,176
Posted By FogVilleLad

Nice snap, and I prefer the older decals.

Nice snap, and I prefer the older decals.
03-31-11, 01:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,789
Posted By FogVilleLad

Let's not forget that during an earlier stage, AC...

Let's not forget that during an earlier stage, AC and the Yellow Jersey wearer were hung up behind a crash. Schleck, who was ahead of the crash, took off down the road at full speed.

Also, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By FogVilleLad

It'd be worthwhile to ride/test bikes with...

It'd be worthwhile to ride/test bikes with different handlebars. It may well be that you'll actually benefit from being stretched out a little and having your back muscles act as shock absorbers....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 02:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,971
Posted By FogVilleLad

Here in the Bay Area, high end stolen bikes are...

Here in the Bay Area, high end stolen bikes are often sold at flea markets.
03-24-11, 09:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,739
Posted By FogVilleLad

I thought so, too. But this from the article...

I thought so, too. But this from the article linked to above: "WADA regards clenbuterol, a banned anabolic agent that burns fat and builds muscle, as a zero-tolerance drug. However, its rules allow...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By FogVilleLad

Yes, but those are significant advantages, if...

Yes, but those are significant advantages, if you're racing.

IMO carbon cinchers can really look great.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-11, 02:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 728
Posted By FogVilleLad

I usually think of carbon as being stiffer.

I usually think of carbon as being stiffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-11, 01:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,940
Posted By FogVilleLad

lennyparis - yes, you're the Original Poster -...

lennyparis - yes, you're the Original Poster - IMO the above is some of the best advice you've received. If you want a set of wheels which will transmit your power effectively and also be comfortable...
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