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Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-06, 03:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By chuck731

DHL and lost trainer.

I ordered a trainer from Bicyclebuy in Huntington, NY. They shipped it via DHL ground. The tracking says DHL left it on the front door, in plain view of the street. It is not there when I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-06, 01:35 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By chuck731

Eddie's world hour record can now be beaten by...

Eddie's world hour record can now be beaten by just about any racer in the Tour. He was good for his time. But like a top racecar of 3 decades ago, The general level of quality has left him...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-06, 01:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,641
Posted By chuck731

I think Lance would beat Eddie in any...

I think Lance would beat Eddie in any head-to-head race. Just compare the times in the same climb, and you'll see that the general level of physical performance has gone up in the last 30 years so...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-06, 07:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,133
Posted By chuck731

I heard that there are over 1000 potentially...

I heard that there are over 1000 potentially proformance enhancing drugs that are specifically illegal in professional cycling, but modern testing technology is currently up to detecting just 40 of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-06, 01:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,208
Posted By chuck731

On my 2005 Tuscany, with Muchelin Pro Race at 120...

On my 2005 Tuscany, with Muchelin Pro Race at 120 psi, the clearance between te tire and te derailleur collar is 5 mm. You can't fit a little finger between them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-06, 09:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 41,314
Posted By chuck731

What is this mass-market bicycle nacissism? I...

What is this mass-market bicycle nacissism? I am a Trek hater, of course.




:D :D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-06, 03:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,959
Posted By chuck731

Thanks. I made it up, you can quote me.

Thanks. I made it up, you can quote me.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 03:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,959
Posted By chuck731

I think as long as you have the guts to try, your...

I think as long as you have the guts to try, your pedal stroke is reasonably smooth, and your upper body is relaxed, it will automatically come to you in just 1 try.

If you are constantly worried...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 02:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,959
Posted By chuck731

I am surprised. I am generally uncordinated and...

I am surprised. I am generally uncordinated and have what I consider to be pretty sketchy bike handling skills. Yet I can easily ride no hand except in pretty strong wind or pretty tight turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 03:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By chuck731

Yeah. Ivan Basso would have had to use a triple...

Yeah. Ivan Basso would have had to use a triple had he not used a compact.

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 502
Posted By chuck731

The 5 bolts holding the chain rings to the crank...

The 5 bolts holding the chain rings to the crank spider forms a circle. On a regular crankset, that circle is bigger than a 35 tooth chain ring. So normal cranks can't work with a compact chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,890
Posted By chuck731

I read somewhere that the typical road bike sold...

I read somewhere that the typical road bike sold in this country cost $1100. I bet the vast majority of those are purchased by "beginners".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 655
Posted By chuck731

4. My new titanium frame with CF fork...

4.


My new titanium frame with CF fork weigh just over 3.5 pounds. I'd say 4.5 pounds won't get you a spot on bike porn parade, but is not shabby at all in grand scheme of things.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 806
Posted By chuck731

Never. My 1989 Panasonic still has the original...

Never. My 1989 Panasonic still has the original bottom bracket. I don't even know what bottom bracket it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

I am doing the installation myself. :mad: ...

I am doing the installation myself. :mad: :mad:

I guess I'll chauk that up to "support LBS".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

I know. But right now were I to put the bike in...

I know. But right now were I to put the bike in big-big by accident, the chain is so short it would trace an almost straight path from the bottom of the cog to the bottom of the chain ring, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

Yes. I know. For some reason I associate...

Yes. I know. For some reason I associate shifting to a smaller cog with "down-shifting". What I really meant was shifting to a taller gear ratio.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

Are the two pulley wheels in the Record cage...

Are the two pulley wheels in the Record cage supposed to be lie perfectly in one single plane? Or is one normally tilted by maybe 3 degrees to the other?

I am looking at mine, and I see the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,148
Posted By chuck731

Having ridden aluminum, carbon and titanium, I...

Having ridden aluminum, carbon and titanium, I always secretly wanted a good, lugged steel frame. Maybe one day I would geather the courage and pull the trigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 03:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

Uhem. Ultegra can't manage 5 cogs in one go in...

Uhem. Ultegra can't manage 5 cogs in one go in either direction. Only 3 cogs going up or 1 cog going down in one go.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 01:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

Total repair bill: $215 for the replacement...

Total repair bill: $215 for the replacement Record short cage, and $50 for a new chain.

Apparently the back plate of the derailleur cage is not sold separately. To get that you need to also the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

Not even on a super special Campagnolo chain? I...

Not even on a super special Campagnolo chain? I am not asking him to waste time on mere Shimano chains, mind you.


:D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

No, I wasn't standing on the pedal or anything...

No, I wasn't standing on the pedal or anything like that. The chain wasn't under any serious load. I crested a hill, then coasted downhill for a short time on the big cog to recover, ater a maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-06, 12:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By chuck731

When I tried to downshift about 5 cogs in one go,...

When I tried to downshift about 5 cogs in one go, the hollow pin light weight campy chain twisted in the derailleur cage, and bent the Record short cage! The God damn chain didn't break, but two...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By chuck731

Mixing Campy cogs

I have 2 Campy 10speed cog sets: 11-23 and 13-26.

11-12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-23

13-14-15-16-17-18-20-22-24-26

I was considering mixing the cogs from these two to get a 11-26:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-06, 03:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,544
Posted By chuck731

Did anyone realize that the picture EURO choose...

Did anyone realize that the picture EURO choose to represent himself with is the picture of Rev. Jim Jones, the guy who, during the late 1970s, took his addled congregation into the jungle and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 11:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By chuck731

Does using a fluid trainer wear out the wheel?

I know fluid trainers are hard on tyres. But does the trainer wear out wheels as well? Should I assemble a cheap rear wheel just for trainer use?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 11:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,544
Posted By chuck731

Litespeed will built custom fitted versions of...

Litespeed will built custom fitted versions of their frames for about $500 extra.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By chuck731

I used Record Brifters on these. There is no...

I used Record Brifters on these. There is no internal cable tube inside the bar. There is also a hard foam core matreial inside the bend of the bar. It's probably the foam core the bar was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-06, 12:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,053
Posted By chuck731

What is "white carbon"?

What is "white carbon"?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 12:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,431
Posted By chuck731

Amazon.com will start shipping on Jan 16.

Amazon.com will start shipping on Jan 16.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-06, 09:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,434
Posted By chuck731

You don't notice the flex because the bike is...

You don't notice the flex because the bike is moving as it is flexing, thus confusing your senses about which movement came from the bike's own movement and which from the deformation of the bike. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-06, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By chuck731

Ringing sound from handle bar.

Hmmm, everytime when I go over a bump, I get this matallic ringing sound from around my handle bar. It sounds just like the bells that comes on kid's bicycles. It seems to be coming from inside...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-06, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By chuck731

Sorry, I meant $300.

Sorry, I meant $300.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 11:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By chuck731

There is absolutely no way that for $1000 you can...

There is absolutely no way that for $1000 you can buy seperate parts and frames needed to build a bike competitive with a $1000 complete bike.

I would suggest you set $1000 as the frame budget,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-06, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 249
Posted By chuck731

separate chains for separate cassettes?

Should I use a separate chain for each of the 2 different cassettes I run on the same bike? What about RD cogs?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 08:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,680
Posted By chuck731

Doesn't Dauphine mean crown princess in French? ...

Doesn't Dauphine mean crown princess in French? Your fiance lets you ride a crown princess?

:eek: :eek: :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,626
Posted By chuck731

Steel has plenty of carbon in it.

Steel has plenty of carbon in it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-06, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By chuck731

Tri-style or conventional layout for long distance ride?

Which do you think is better for long, 200 mile rides over reasonably flat course? Conventional bikes or triathelon type bikes?

Is there any distinct advantage to the tri-style frames, or would...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 09:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,006
Posted By chuck731

I bet you would make a lot more designing...

I bet you would make a lot more designing derailleurs, chains and cranksets for Campagnolo or Shimano.

Unless you really push it all the way to the edge of material science, calculations needed...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,637
Posted By chuck731

Once upon a time I guess Record could claim to be...

Once upon a time I guess Record could claim to be even more blingy than Dura-Ace based on the fancy titanium bolts and carbon fiber parts. But the exclusivity of titanium bolts and carbon parts...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,685
Posted By chuck731

2005 Campy Eurus, >1500 grames, goes for ~$500 on...

2005 Campy Eurus, >1500 grames, goes for ~$500 on ebay now that 2006 is out.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,637
Posted By chuck731

There is just as little difference between 105...

There is just as little difference between 105 and Ultegra, or between Ultegra and Dura Ace. Moderate weight reduction and some cosmetic surface treatment, that's all.

Chorus and Record are also...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 02:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,787
Posted By chuck731

1. If you actually break a titanium seat or...

1. If you actually break a titanium seat or chain stay, I would be impressed.

2. When people say Titanium can be repaired, have they considered just how many frame makers have the equipment to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 02:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,637
Posted By chuck731

I believe Chorus and Record bottom bracket...

I believe Chorus and Record bottom bracket spindles have exactly the same square tapper as Centuar. So it is possible to mount Record or Chorus cranksets on Centuar bottom bracket. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,637
Posted By chuck731

I am not entirely sure what is being used to...

I am not entirely sure what is being used to determine that Centaur is "way better than 105 and up to what Ultegra is all about". I've ridden both 105 and Ultegra, both 9 and 10 speeds, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 02:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By chuck731

Where as aluminum has been thought to be a...

Where as aluminum has been thought to be a contributing factor to Alzimiers Disease.




:D :D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-05, 01:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,167
Posted By chuck731

1. Aluminium frames on average have a shorter...

1. Aluminium frames on average have a shorter fatigue life compare to steel frames.

2. Aluminum frames suffering structural damage are harder to repair than most steel frames.

3. Aluminum...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-05, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By chuck731

Hey, everyone needs that 2-41 straight block cog...

Hey, everyone needs that 2-41 straight block cog set. 2 for going down Lambard street, 41 for going up Lambard street.


:D :D :D :D :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-05, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,623
Posted By chuck731

It depends on the bar. FSA K-wing recommends...

It depends on the bar. FSA K-wing recommends that the bottom tip of the brake lever be 1-2 cm above the bottom part of the drop, rather like in the top picture. This probably is caused by...
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