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Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-06, 02:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

A few people over at weight weenies had tried it...

A few people over at weight weenies had tried it out if I recall. There didn't seem to be much flex in the shell but paired with quality shorts/bibs a few of them found it comfortable.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,530
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

For me the 07 orca seems to flow from one tube to...

For me the 07 orca seems to flow from one tube to another. On the other hand I think the pinarello looks awful. Some of the lines work, but the downtube and seat stays look out of place and don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-06, 01:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,870
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Quite fond of the way ...

Quite fond of the way
http://www.feltracing.com/store/images/extralarge/da.jpg
and
http://www.orbea-usa.com/smallpic/Orca_main_white.jpg
look.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-06, 12:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Why do you consider it poor? Based on the...

Why do you consider it poor? Based on the notoriety of zipp rims cracking Iíd say itís an excellent recommendation so people donít delude themselves into thinking the carbon rims will hold up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-06, 07:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

The site isn't the best but you end up calling...

The site isn't the best but you end up calling him anyways for ordering. He'll use Tune, American Classic, or White Industry (what I have) hubs with wheelsmith (unless he's changed) spokes laced to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-06, 01:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,811
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Well, we are anonymous.. kind of. I mean this...

Well, we are anonymous.. kind of. I mean this certainly isn’t my real name. And the poll options on this forum are anonymous enough. I have no idea if all performance enhancing drugs are this...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,850
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Wonderful, that doesn't remotely answer the...

Wonderful, that doesn't remotely answer the question the OP asked. Feel free to quantify that statement, oh wait guitar wizard already tried that.:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-06, 02:13 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,977
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Taken from weightweenies. Tested bikes:...

Taken from weightweenies.


Tested bikes: manufacturer/model [Pro team] | overall pts* | lateral stiffness | BB stiffness | lateral stiffness of the fork | weight frame (incl. headset, seatclamp,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-06, 09:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 3,850
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Thank god we have the anti-headphone crowd...

Thank god we have the anti-headphone crowd weighing in on a question that wasn't asked. Almost as useless as advice to upgrade the "motor."
I like these...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-06, 04:41 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,719
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Recently got out of the teenage years (turned 20...

Recently got out of the teenage years (turned 20 last month) but I started riding when I was 16.
I'm typically riding 60-80 a day (4-5 a week) and have been for about 2 years now.
Of course I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-06, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Would you be going tubular or clincher?

Would you be going tubular or clincher?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-06, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

With all the horror stories surrounding cracked...

With all the horror stories surrounding cracked rims I'd only spring for them if it had the new (used to be called the pave laminate) laminate (any wheel produced after may of this year I believe has...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,069
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I do fine without gloves in terms of comfort, but...

I do fine without gloves in terms of comfort, but I wear them in case of a crash or I need to wipe road debris off my tires while riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,922
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

San Jose State 2008? 2009? 04 TCR Composite 2...

San Jose State
2008? 2009?
04 TCR Composite 2
A few things added but mostly stock.
Business Major
3 years of serious cycling.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-06, 02:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,105
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

+1. After thousands of miles the small scratched...

+1. After thousands of miles the small scratched points on the brifters are unnoticeable compared to the scratched up levers, missing face plates, worn rubber, etc. :)



If you patch it yeah,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-06, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,403
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I'm actually quite the opposite, the ratchets...

I'm actually quite the opposite, the ratchets never seem to work well for me. Anyways, I've had nothing but positive experiences with nike shoes, the fit of them proved to be the best for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-06, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

If I plan on taking the entirety of the lane...

If I plan on taking the entirety of the lane after the light I stay behind cars, but otherwise I’ll usually ride to the front on the right, I’ll eventually end up there anyways so why wait in line to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-06, 12:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I'd take the Eurus over the others. Based on...

I'd take the Eurus over the others. Based on aerodynamics, price, and stiffness.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-06, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,596
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Not black spokes :P The Blackwell Disc-O...

Not black spokes :P

The Blackwell Disc-O would look pretty crazy I'd imagine.
http://i9.tinypic.com/40c60p3.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,069
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

795

795
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-06, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,471
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Zipp wheels :P

Zipp wheels :P
09-27-06, 07:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,441
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

The picture he meant to post (well, the img tags...

The picture he meant to post (well, the img tags were in there, perhaps pbase just doesn't allow external linking?)

http://freespaces.com/bigfloppyllama/15208538.64.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I don't really have a point, I just hate that...

I don't really have a point, I just hate that Mavic's rediculous marketing seems to be taken as fact (and so often professed to be true on this site) when it's quite the opposite. The only thing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Sorta more aero than what? Traditional lacing...

Sorta more aero than what? Traditional lacing and spokes are more aerodynamic than the ES's. Even the Aksium wheelset is more aerodynamic (albiet heavier).
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Not remotely aero:rolleyes:

Not remotely aero:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-06, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 371
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

The spacing on the rear cassettes are the same so...

The spacing on the rear cassettes are the same so a shimano cassette will work fine with sram components.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,385
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I find them to be a lot easier to manage than...

I find them to be a lot easier to manage than gels. I usually cut off the top and stick it in a jersey pocket so I can just reach back and grab one. They're also delicious, I also have a bad habit...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 517
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

None, just the 11-23

None, just the 11-23
09-18-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Yeah, Dan's the Metromint rider with the pink...

Yeah, Dan's the Metromint rider with the pink socks. Thanks for the compliment :o
09-18-06, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Yeah, that was me. He also barely got me at...

Yeah, that was me. He also barely got me at University, although that was an incredible ride on his part, something like 10 laps out solo, well deserved. He's an amazingly strong rider and hope...
09-16-06, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

A stupid mistake cost me first in the 4's :( ...

A stupid mistake cost me first in the 4's :( Love the race though, always fun.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-06, 02:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,173
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Counter clockwise when I'm at home, clockwise...

Counter clockwise when I'm at home, clockwise when I'm at school. But seeing as I ride the same routes as I do at home (just a different start/destination) it makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-06, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

We always took web orders back in through the...

We always took web orders back in through the store, just make sure you bring in the invoice that comes with the package. Best bet would be to call the store though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-06, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 938
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

You take a right to get to alices and the...

You take a right to get to alices and the Skyline/Woodside(84) instersection. Then take a right on 84 and you'll end up on the road that goes right past Robert's. 84 is far better than OLH for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-06, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Toweling it off is fine.

Toweling it off is fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

It seems like the two bikes are in completely...

It seems like the two bikes are in completely different price ranges.. $1699 for the Felt vs $4,950 for the Fuji (msrp). Are you looking to test the waters a bit more before deciding if you want to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2005/vuelta05/vu...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2005/vuelta05/vuelta0512/esp-protour-hera-47.jpg
http://www.velonews.com/race/int/articles/8840.0.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Ha, I didn't know that. The sign on our...

Ha, I didn't know that. The sign on our registers say it has to have a retail location but we usally honor whatever. I'll give that a try :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 02:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Does probikekit have a retail outlet? If not,...

Does probikekit have a retail outlet? If not, they goofed in your favor :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,738
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Selle Italia Preziosa for me, nothing less than...

Selle Italia Preziosa for me, nothing less than iguana leather for my rump :)

(Flite)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 10:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 735
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB2/viewtopic...

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17184&highlight=tour+wheel+test
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8969&highlight=tour+wheel+test

Not worth the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,592
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I'll put in a vote for Thompson. Came in at...

I'll put in a vote for Thompson. Came in at around the same weight as the giant carbon one I had but it looks better and is far more adjustable in my opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Then why is one rider using a steel bar while the...

Then why is one rider using a steel bar while the other carbon?
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/olympics04/index.php?id=men_teamsprint/FrenchtsOG804-410

edit: and on that note the french...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 08:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 898
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

oh? ...

oh?
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/olympics04/index.php?id=men_teamsprint/FrenchtsOG804-410
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/olympics04/index.php?id=men_teamsprint/USteamsOG804-094...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-06, 12:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,595
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

I'm just basing it on what the manager has told...

I'm just basing it on what the manager has told me. I know we sell 10-15 $250-350 comfort bikes to every one road bike we sell (even the bottom of the barrel road bikes). I wouldn't be surprised if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-06, 10:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,595
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Pretty sure the margins get worse as you get into...

Pretty sure the margins get worse as you get into the more expensive bikes. I know we don't make a lot on some of the bikes, especially when considering those buying the top dollar stuff are much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-06, 05:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Yep, definitely take what he has to say with a...

Yep, definitely take what he has to say with a grain of salt. That is unless you trust his unconfirmable findings because the tests can't be published due to a) its secret and he signed some...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-06, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 790
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

According to Cees Beers, replacing the bearings...

According to Cees Beers, replacing the bearings in the hubs and drivetrain saves 1 watt over 10km.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=19552&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 06:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,425
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Probably a Bento Box. ...

Probably a Bento Box.
http://www.trisports.com/benbakil.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-06, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,889
Posted By BigFloppyLlama

Correct about the commission thing, its 5% of any...

Correct about the commission thing, its 5% of any bike over $500 IF the store makes their monthly sales. That said, it really depends on the store. I’ve never seen any of us really pressure someone...
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