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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

My butt loves the shape of the Prologo Scratch...

My butt loves the shape of the Prologo Scratch Pro, but it causes numbness in the drops. They have a new version of the saddle coming out this fall (?) with a center channel relief that I'm really...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,113
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

My daily drivers are A23's, race wheels are...

My daily drivers are A23's, race wheels are Ardennes. Definitely different to corner on, and I can get away with some pretty low pressures, which makes the bike handle a bit better and ride smoother.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-11, 11:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,469
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Internal cables? Hard to tell for sure from that...

Internal cables? Hard to tell for sure from that clip.
11-01-10, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,241
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I did 2 yesterday, a 3/4 and a 1/2/3 15 minutes...

I did 2 yesterday, a 3/4 and a 1/2/3 15 minutes later. Sucked, but I've missed a bunch of races this year and need the time at race speed, or at least at race intensity. I'm not as competitive as I...
10-01-10, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,663
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I changed my stepthrough dismount up this year to...

I changed my stepthrough dismount up this year to include moving my right hand onto the top tube. This does two great things. First, it gets my hand ready to just pick the bike up. Second, but I...
08-10-10, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,476
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I've got a list of stuff to do to the bike,...

I've got a list of stuff to do to the bike, including putting on a different saddle and a brake housing stop on the fork to try to alleviate brake chatter. I've got a new front brake lever to put on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-10, 01:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I have an Excalibur now and would say that it's...

I have an Excalibur now and would say that it's one of the smoother bikes I've ridden. It's still a race bike, so it's not built to be soft. But I have done a lot of 4 hour rides on it in the dead...
07-06-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

You can get wider gear ratios with the newer 10...

You can get wider gear ratios with the newer 10 speed stuff, too. With a double up front it's not a huge deal, but you can run a bigger bailout gear.
06-24-10, 01:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 803
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I think folks are in too big of a hurry to...

I think folks are in too big of a hurry to upgrade. We have a rash of crashes in our cat 3 fields because really strong riders, many of whom started racing a year or two ago and still aren't very...
06-22-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,771
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Yeah, that brake hanger should stop brake chatter...

Yeah, that brake hanger should stop brake chatter too.

I like the alloy frameset.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-10, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Ordered 4 when they were $20 a piece on bonktown...

Ordered 4 when they were $20 a piece on bonktown and one of them had two spontaneous sidewall splits. Not bad for $20, but you may or may not get much use out of them.
05-20-10, 08:54 AM
Replies: 939
Views: 45,579
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

OK, I can totally believe that the guys he...

OK, I can totally believe that the guys he accuses are dirty as all hell. Maybe they are, maybe not.

But I also think that Landis may seriously need professional help. As recently as what,...
05-03-10, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,235
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Twice, twice.

Twice, twice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 03:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,639
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Besides, if your house is like ours, then you're...

Besides, if your house is like ours, then you're not going to be buying any kit nearly as nice as what you have for quite some time. I'm a lot more practical with bike stuff now than I was the first...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 03:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,639
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Our first is 10 months old. I'm riding more than...

Our first is 10 months old. I'm riding more than I have since Wifey got pregnant, but she was also sick as a dog the whole pregnancy so time was really hard to find. It's been easier for us to find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 01:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

The alloy ZIPPS don't have parallel brake...

The alloy ZIPPS don't have parallel brake surfaces like the SRAMs do. They're more like the carbon ZIPPs in their shape.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-10, 11:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

The SRAMs are toroidal. Not saying that makes...

The SRAMs are toroidal. Not saying that makes the rims that much more aero, not saying that it doesn't. Also not saying that they're worth it, or that you're paying for much more than marketing. ...
04-05-10, 10:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,139
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Yeah, and I run a Selle San Marco SKN Pro. If...

Yeah, and I run a Selle San Marco SKN Pro. If the Antares wasn't so pricey, then I'd like to try one. My SKN is getting really worn in the cover.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-10, 09:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,185
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I've read a lot of great stuff about HED's wider...

I've read a lot of great stuff about HED's wider rim and how it improves ride quality, grip and such. That is the factor I'd use over aero with wheels that are not terribly aero to begin with. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-10, 08:34 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,739
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Wifey started out on a Trek 1000 WSD with 650...

Wifey started out on a Trek 1000 WSD with 650 wheels and it was too short in the top tube. But it was a good way to start and most new riders would probably prefer the shorter reach.

Now, she's...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-10, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,716
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Form is more valuable of an asset than a lot of...

Form is more valuable of an asset than a lot of people think.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-10, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 472
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I've used Campy pedals since about 2003, and...

I've used Campy pedals since about 2003, and don't think that they have changed much in that time. I stayed away from Looks for all these years because they didn't have a metal contact patch on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-10, 08:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,894
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Bike racers still win races. You want to lament...

Bike racers still win races. You want to lament something in racing? Lament doping.
02-16-10, 02:53 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,032
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Ouch, yeah, damn dude. That helmet did its job...

Ouch, yeah, damn dude. That helmet did its job well. Here's to a good night's sleep coming sooner instead of later.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,517
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Is anyone else a little disappointed that you...

Is anyone else a little disappointed that you can't downshift as many cogs in one motion as you used to be able to with Shimano? Are the hidden cables really worth that loss of functionality?
02-08-10, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Forced obsolescence is not just a tool employed...

Forced obsolescence is not just a tool employed by Shimano and Microsoft, unfortunately.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I did a pro fit on my tt bike. BIggest changes...

I did a pro fit on my tt bike. BIggest changes were to my foot position. My right foot is wonky and the wedges my fitter put in corrected my knee's motion through the pedalstroke. Plus, no more...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-10, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 768
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

You can always have Mavic dress them up more. ...

You can always have Mavic dress them up more.

Seriously, though, regardless of the structural nature of the carbon, I'd be concerned that there is something very wrong where the spoke attaches to...
01-21-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,163
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

No bruising, but I had swelling and heat just...

No bruising, but I had swelling and heat just below my knee. The first thought was that it was a calf strain, but it was a hammy strain right at the bottom of the muscle. The PT was great, focusing...
01-21-10, 01:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,163
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

With my hamstring strain a couple of years ago,...

With my hamstring strain a couple of years ago, the PT gave me a good stretching regimen that has helped to keep the problem at bay since. Don't discount the advice that a good sports PT can give...
01-12-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5,101
Views: 3,280,235
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

What cat did you race?

What cat did you race?
01-05-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,559
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Install the Paul chain guard so as to avoid,...

Install the Paul chain guard so as to avoid, hopefully, dropped chains when I'm tired and sloppy.
Be in better shape so I don't get tired and sloppy during the races.
Get a better base this winter...
12-22-09, 04:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,228
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

That's not an American site, and I can't seem to...

That's not an American site, and I can't seem to get the Euro site to give me an American price on the 2010 model that's out now. I'm wondering if the price in that link is in Euros or Canadian...
12-16-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,374
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

That sure looks like a MTB frame. The welds at...

That sure looks like a MTB frame. The welds at the head tube are there to reinforce that junction. The cable routing is under the top tube. Have you tried to put a 700c wheel in the rear end to...
12-11-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,137
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Tulsa Tough is a lot of fun. Lots of money, big...

Tulsa Tough is a lot of fun. Lots of money, big fields, three races if you're a 3 or higher but the two you can do as a 4 or 5 are great. The city really embraces the race, it's a fun atmosphere.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-09, 08:13 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,817
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Pretty much since they came out, yeah. ...

Pretty much since they came out, yeah. Livestrong is an organization that I support. I like the way that they changed how cancer is viewed, with an eye on treating the person as well as fighting...
11-03-09, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,086
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I can't document this, but I recall the...

I can't document this, but I recall the geometries changing around 2006 or so. Sorry, that's as helpful as I can be.
10-20-09, 08:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,014
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Both. I know the local guys well so I taunt...

Both. I know the local guys well so I taunt appropriately at times. In crits we usually just give a bland "work together" no matter who's going by, as long as they're off the back.
10-19-09, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Mine are higher than on my roadie, but my road...

Mine are higher than on my roadie, but my road levers are pretty traditional in the way they're set up. They don't come up on the bars much at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-09, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,226
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

No, hell no. You'll end up on your local evening...

No, hell no. You'll end up on your local evening news looking like a moron.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-09, 12:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,470
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

'98 CAAD3 Saeco.

'98 CAAD3 Saeco.
10-08-09, 10:02 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,521
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Starting to wind up intensity. First cross race...

Starting to wind up intensity. First cross race in Sunday.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Or, junior gear cassettes. Shimano makes them,...

Or, junior gear cassettes. Shimano makes them, or at least they used to.
10-02-09, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Griepel can't hold a candle to Cav. If I'm Cav...

Griepel can't hold a candle to Cav. If I'm Cav and they start supporting him, I'm going to beat him out of spite.

Now, I could see them splitting them up and sending them to different races, but...
10-02-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,948
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I love

I love
10-02-09, 11:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,478
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

Beat him with what, like, with a stick after the...

Beat him with what, like, with a stick after the sprint's over?

It will be interesting, in all seriousness, to see how Cav matches up with what may be a less effective leadout next season. I...
10-02-09, 08:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I had teammates last year, teammate this year,...

I had teammates last year, teammate this year, but then again I wasn't out there as much what with a pregnant Wifey and then a baby. Club has a lot of members, though, which is good for training...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,787
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

OK gave them out to all cats in RR, crit and TT...

OK gave them out to all cats in RR, crit and TT last year but dropped the 5's this year. I wore mine, won in the 5's thankyouverymuch, to a couple of group rides, but that was about it. Still,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-09, 12:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,539
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

You want to ride race wheels enough to know how...

You want to ride race wheels enough to know how they are different from the regular wheelset, maybe especially in the rain on occasion. But I agree that it's too risky to run them every day. Well,...
09-28-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By ImprezaDrvr

I typically have to work up a pretty good base by...

I typically have to work up a pretty good base by jogging in order for any real running/training to happen without hurting myself. I think I've gotten past that phase, though, and hope to just do...
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