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11-28-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,078
Posted By AngrySaki

One option to hold you over until next year is to...

One option to hold you over until next year is to byt:
1)a whole bunch chemical warmers (they're pretty cheap, ~ 60c each from MEC),
2)decent booties,
3)a few big wool socks (to wear around your...
11-27-14, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 756
Posted By AngrySaki

I think they would work fine. I've exceeded the...

I think they would work fine. I've exceeded the tire size spec on rims often, and haven't had any bad results. Just make sure as you're pumping the tire up for the first time that the bead is well...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-14, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By AngrySaki

The problem with replacing the stem with one...

The problem with replacing the stem with one that's straight is that it would change your handlebar height (if you previously had an angled one).
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,067
Posted By AngrySaki

That is an interesting design. It clamps onto the...

That is an interesting design. It clamps onto the stem right?

My guess is that they were replaced by the Air Stryke, which I think would be more compatible with different setups. (eg. I don't...
02-09-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By AngrySaki

I used the inserts I bought yesterday, but it...

I used the inserts I bought yesterday, but it ended up being warmer than expected. I did about 3 hours in -10C with toe warmers and my feet only started getting cold near the end after I slowed down...
02-07-14, 11:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By AngrySaki

Do you think aluminum would work better than...

Do you think aluminum would work better than emergency blanket material? I already have an emergency blanket partly cut up.
02-07-14, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By AngrySaki

I found some aerogel inserts at a store last...

I found some aerogel inserts at a store last night: http://www.marks.com/shop/en/marks-marksdefaultsalescatalog/t-max-insoles--31977
I have a ride planned Saturday morning and it's going to be -16C,...
02-06-14, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By AngrySaki

Aerogel will make me faster right? :P I...

Aerogel will make me faster right? :P

I think I'll check out a couple of stores tonight and see if they have anything like those toasty feet. Otherwise I'll just hack something out of foam or felt...
02-05-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,481
Posted By AngrySaki

Replacing insoles

I have a relatively old pair of Lake MXZ-302's and as part of the insole, the have a layer of what is pretty much bubble wrap. The problem is that all the bubbles are popped/compressed around the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-13, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,622
Posted By AngrySaki

The one thing that people rarely mention when...

The one thing that people rarely mention when considering triples is that you can swap out the standard middle and top ring, which changes the argument of "a compact crank can cover 90% of the range...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-13, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By AngrySaki

The shorty bars do also get used in draft legal...

The shorty bars do also get used in draft legal triathlons, a lot of the ones for that purpose come with a bridge between the two extensions for safety. Mine don't have one so I bought a 3rd party...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By AngrySaki

I have a pair, and they work fairly well except...

I have a pair, and they work fairly well except that my position isn't ideal for them. The problem I have is that my hands naturally want to hold further than the bars extend, but that's mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,415
Posted By AngrySaki

If you haven't already gotten one, a power meter...

If you haven't already gotten one, a power meter is probably a better investment than disc wheels.
I think the general consensus that I've seen is that wheels give less of a performance boost than...
Forum: Touring
11-09-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,865
Posted By AngrySaki

I've never used 700x38 marathon pluses, but I've...

I've never used 700x38 marathon pluses, but I've used 25,32 and 35mm ones, and I've found that they get a bit easier to mount as they get larger (although I did mount the 25's on a different rim).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By AngrySaki

I've never tried it, but it's an interesting...

I've never tried it, but it's an interesting idea. I've always been tempted to get a 54T or higher so my gear steps would be smaller at the same speed.
I've mixed and matched chainrings in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-13, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By AngrySaki

Probably the best way to do find out if you're...

Probably the best way to do find out if you're improving is is to find flat out and back route, and do a full out time trial every little while. Ideally it should take at least 20 minutes, and it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 22,286
Posted By AngrySaki

I also prefer having something less than 30T on...

I also prefer having something less than 30T on the front. I had good luck with the exact same setup you did. (FSA crankset + 24T after market inner ring). The only thing I did different was that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-13, 06:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,529
Posted By AngrySaki

Aerobars are faster. How is that not a valid...

Aerobars are faster. How is that not a valid reason to use them?



Incase you missed it, the OP said he's not planning on doing any/many group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-13, 09:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I have:...

I have: http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/hadcrut3vgl/from:1880/plot/gistemp/from:1880/plot/hadcrut4gl/from:1880


That is not flat.


Wait, let me get this right. You're saying that if plot...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-13, 05:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I don't see a refutation of the fact that...

I don't see a refutation of the fact that temperatures have warmed since 1934 in there, just a bunch of conspiracy theories from biased blog. Just show me a scientifically credible temperature record...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I find this baffling. You seem to be willing to...

I find this baffling. You seem to be willing to accept parts of climate science (like the jetstream and how it affects weather patterns) and seem to use it in your own made up rationalization about...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

Of course it's not science. It's a picture that...

Of course it's not science. It's a picture that shows how the of the claims of some climate skeptics would look if you look at them in the long term.


I'm sure there are global warming fraudsters...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I looked, but couldn't find any quotes by any...

I looked, but couldn't find any quotes by any climate scientists in there, or any reference to any scientific paper. The best they did was an "economist on climate change" (ie. not a climate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 03:56 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

If you want to play that game... Then I'm going...

If you want to play that game... Then I'm going to have to assume the fact that you have not defended any of your earlier assertions as very "telling".
But feel free to to tell me which one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-13, 08:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

No I don't know what you truly think. I'm basing...

No I don't know what you truly think. I'm basing what you think on what you have said. Since you have misrepresented what the science actually says by repeating a mainstream opinion, I assumed that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I've noticed. I guess some of us care to learn...

I've noticed. I guess some of us care to learn about science and the world around us, and others don't.



The terms have always been used interchangeably....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-13, 02:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

Ahh, I think I get why you distrust climate...

Ahh, I think I get why you distrust climate science. It's probably because you don't understand it and have likely never gotten any information on climate science from anything other than mainstream...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-13, 07:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

You mean how pretty much all of the scientific...

You mean how pretty much all of the scientific academies in the world disagree with climate science?
Oh wait... they all agree...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 05:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

I agree. Climate science is proper science in...

I agree. Climate science is proper science in that it is falsifiable.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,482
Posted By AngrySaki

Yeah, it's almost like they're using science to...

Yeah, it's almost like they're using science to understand the world, what a joke.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-13, 10:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,856
Posted By AngrySaki

Yeah, I don't know why he has it. It's clearly...

Yeah, I don't know why he has it. It's clearly not best pony.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AngrySaki

I can't think of any way that this isn't elitism....

I can't think of any way that this isn't elitism. You seem to think you know better than other people and that you know how other people should use their bikes.

People don't use them on touring...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AngrySaki

Aerobars are on useful on bikes other than TT...

Aerobars are on useful on bikes other than TT bikes. Lots of people even use them for touring.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-13, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AngrySaki

I would say the more relaxed bike would give the...

I would say the more relaxed bike would give the more comfortable position. One way to think about aerobars is that they don't really do anything special, they just move your arms inwards and out of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,573
Posted By AngrySaki

To put things in a different perspective, it took...

To put things in a different perspective, it took me over a year to adapt to the change from riding a road bicycle to riding a recumbent. ie. it took a year for my legs to not be the limiter while...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By AngrySaki

I don't think my power has dropped much since the...

I don't think my power has dropped much since the summer (I got a powertap in november so I can't be sure). When I did the local club TT course in the summer i'd usually be in the 40-41km/h range....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-13, 07:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,475
Posted By AngrySaki

Pretend for a second that there exists somebody,...

Pretend for a second that there exists somebody, somewhere who doesn't corner hard, and has found themselves a comfortable saddle.
*poof* all your arguments have just evaporated.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 600
Posted By AngrySaki

If I were you and the fit was hurting my knees, I...

If I were you and the fit was hurting my knees, I would immediately go outside of the parameters of the fit to a known setup that doesn't hurt my knees. (but I should note that I've never had a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-13, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,968
Posted By AngrySaki

I don't use a triangle bag I considered one, but...

I don't use a triangle bag I considered one, but I had trouble finding a good one that fit (although I didn't look very hard)
Depending on how much you want to carry, you could try one of these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By AngrySaki

If you're going to have to pay for a taxi...

If you're going to have to pay for a taxi otherwise, I would invest in good studded tires instead (assuming you want to ride). I've ridden on frozen lakes with mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-12, 04:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By AngrySaki

Don't simple carbs replenish your glycogen stores...

Don't simple carbs replenish your glycogen stores as well?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 02:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By AngrySaki

I would have to say it's at least less of a...

I would have to say it's at least less of a compound exercise than squat to the extent that leg press is less of a compound exercise than a squat. I'm not really arguing that it is/isn't a compound...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By AngrySaki

A lot of it is personal preference. I don't like...

A lot of it is personal preference. I don't like having my gears far apart, so I would choose the 12-25. (I personally use a 14-25 and 12-21 on my bikes to get the gears even closer together). I know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By AngrySaki

I don't necessarily disagree with you (I don't...

I don't necessarily disagree with you (I don't know much about weightlifting), but this line of argument could be used as an argument against riding a bicycle ("pedaling" is not a natural movement).
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 01:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,134
Posted By AngrySaki

I'm skeptical of this. I've never seen aero...

I'm skeptical of this. I've never seen aero measurements done on wheels at the speeds at which someone with a 150watt ftp would ride. I'd be suprised if they created that much drag at those speeds,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 975
Posted By AngrySaki

Also, having strong legs in the weight room...

Also, having strong legs in the weight room doesn't mean you'll be able to sprint well. If want want to be able to sprint well you need to practice sprinting.
11-09-12, 04:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,213
Posted By AngrySaki

Once it gets cold enough, I always bring a pair...

Once it gets cold enough, I always bring a pair of hardcore mittens with me, just incase. I find if my body gets too cold, I can usually just ride harder to warm up, but that doesn't help hands and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-12, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 522
Posted By AngrySaki

My opinion is that if I was not in a position...

My opinion is that if I was not in a position where I could affored DA Di2, I wouldn't spend the extra money on Ultegra Di2 or mechanical DA. I would go with 105 or ultegra.
10-16-12, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 902
Posted By AngrySaki

Based on what I've read in the past, DeiselDan is...

Based on what I've read in the past, DeiselDan is correct. Bicycle tires are thin enough that you don't get any sort of hydroplaning so complete slicks are just as good as ones with "tread/grooves".
10-16-12, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By AngrySaki

My leg warmers don't fall down if I tuck them...

My leg warmers don't fall down if I tuck them underneath my cycling shorts and pull them up high enough that they're on the widest part of my thigh. I don't have any experience with arm warmers.
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