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Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-11, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By FlashUNC

Its more convenient in a lot of ways, because I...

Its more convenient in a lot of ways, because I found after switching to a compact I would stick in the big ring for rollers, rather than jumping down to the 39, and I find I tend to stay in the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-11, 08:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By FlashUNC

You won't get the overlap you see with a 53/39,...

You won't get the overlap you see with a 53/39, that's for sure. I switched a couple years ago and still have a back-up bike with standard chainrings.

I don't think you'll be missing much. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By FlashUNC

I've done the shimming thing. It doesn't really...

I've done the shimming thing. It doesn't really work right. You're better off just getting a braze on and finding a generic clamp.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-11, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By FlashUNC

The new hood design is best I've ever used. The...

The new hood design is best I've ever used. The new style looks hideous, but feels really, really nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-11, 09:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,410
Posted By FlashUNC

I'm guessing people should also not call out...

I'm guessing people should also not call out potholes/glass in the road/grates/anything else out there because everything's going to be perfect at all times?

I tend to think calling out cars --...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-11, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By FlashUNC

Just a quick search on ebay makes me think you're...

Just a quick search on ebay makes me think you're misjudging the market:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-11, 11:18 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,481
Posted By FlashUNC

Hogpen Gap just outside Helen, Ga. A hell I would...

Hogpen Gap just outside Helen, Ga. A hell I would not wish on anyone.
Never done Brasstown Bald, as I hear that's worse, and taking Jack's Gap to get up to the entrance for Brasstown isn't a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-11, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 765
Posted By FlashUNC

Castelli and Assos, bibs only.

Castelli and Assos, bibs only.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-11, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 904
Posted By FlashUNC

Cyclemeter is fantastic. I hear good things about...

Cyclemeter is fantastic. I hear good things about Rapha's app as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-11, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By FlashUNC

If that's Serrotta's too flexy for you, I'll...

If that's Serrotta's too flexy for you, I'll gladly take it off your hands.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-11, 04:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,367
Posted By FlashUNC

I made the mistake of standing to sprint at the...

I made the mistake of standing to sprint at the track all of once. After the line, the muscle memory from the road kicked in, I stopped pedaling, and the bike tried to buck me off.

After that, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-11, 11:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By FlashUNC

The delta cleat design is hardly outdated. I'd...

The delta cleat design is hardly outdated. I'd file it under Look trying to sell pedals with forced obsolescence. I've been using the same pair of Look PP296 pedals for 11 years now and they still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,342
Posted By FlashUNC

Will it work? Yes. And then who cares what...

Will it work? Yes.

And then who cares what other people think. Do whatever you want. 105's totally fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 11:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By FlashUNC

the old n+1 idea. I've got all three road frames...

the old n+1 idea. I've got all three road frames I've used since getting into the sport. they're all worth more to me at this point in sentimental value than what they'd command on the open market.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-10, 11:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,449
Posted By FlashUNC

Never had a problem shifting from a drops on my...

Never had a problem shifting from a drops on my Campy stuff.

The two big perks for me were the "slam both thumbs down to downshift to the small ring and not have the gear ratio change as you head...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,707
Posted By FlashUNC

http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/blog/wp-conten...

http://www.chocolatemintsinajar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/scrooge-mcduck.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-10, 07:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,762
Posted By FlashUNC

Seems unnecessary. He rode stealthily enough in...

Seems unnecessary. He rode stealthily enough in this year's tour for the last two weeks of the race on the regular team frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-10, 08:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,174
Posted By FlashUNC

Echo what Psimet said. Was a devoted Cinelli...

Echo what Psimet said.

Was a devoted Cinelli user for years. Shop recommended I try Deda on my last build. Never going back. Really, really good stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 08:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,733
Posted By FlashUNC

Who doesn't push the 50/11 effortlessly on flat...

Who doesn't push the 50/11 effortlessly on flat ground?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-10, 08:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,805
Posted By FlashUNC

Your glove is pretty good protection as well,...

Your glove is pretty good protection as well, letting the tire run through your hand while on the bike can ferret out some stuff before it gets wedged in the tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-10, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By FlashUNC

Repeats and building up some cardio endurance...

Repeats and building up some cardio endurance will help.

What's the gearing you have on the bike?

Second, understand that, on some level, climbing hills or mountains will always suck. The hurt...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By FlashUNC

Also need to check the rear is 130mm spacing,...

Also need to check the rear is 130mm spacing, rather than 126mm. Shouldn't be a huge issue if it is though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 974
Posted By FlashUNC

Get the GatorSkin if you like Conti's that much....

Get the GatorSkin if you like Conti's that much. I haven't had any real problems with them on my rain bike, or my 4000s on my main bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-10, 07:50 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,952
Posted By FlashUNC

I'm really liking my Giro Lusso gloves. Not too...

I'm really liking my Giro Lusso gloves. Not too padded, comfortable leather after the first few rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-10, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,446
Posted By FlashUNC

I still have nightmares about Hogpen between mile...

I still have nightmares about Hogpen between mile marker 3 and mile marker 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-10, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,541
Posted By FlashUNC

In my experience swapping my bikes from Shimano...

In my experience swapping my bikes from Shimano to Campy the last two years, you might get a bit of cable stretch within the first few hundred miles making it a bit noisier, but once that's tuned a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-10, 05:24 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,585
Posted By FlashUNC

I guess the Gatorskins I mounted on my 1.1's...

I guess the Gatorskins I mounted on my 1.1's happened solely by magic then.

You do realize once the tire's mounted, its easier to pull on and off? The first time is always the worst, but it ain't...
07-18-10, 09:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By FlashUNC

Here's why: ...

Here's why:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Kivilev
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 09:09 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,585
Posted By FlashUNC

I've mounted GP4000's on my 1.1 rims. They are...

I've mounted GP4000's on my 1.1 rims. They are tight, but tire levers will work. Takes some elbow grease and some swearing, but they do get on there. They'll stretch out a bit once they're on the rim...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 02:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,796
Posted By FlashUNC

Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Sounds like a...

Sounds like you dodged a bullet. Sounds like a recipe for a broken leg or hip, getting helicopter'd like that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 11:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,148
Posted By FlashUNC

Not lugged, but you may want to consider Jamis'...

Not lugged, but you may want to consider Jamis' streel frame line: http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/road/eclipse/10_eclipse.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-10, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,112
Posted By FlashUNC

Buy whatever fits you best and will get you out...

Buy whatever fits you best and will get you out riding the most, especially for the dollar amount you're looking to spend. Though your concerns about vibration damping are a bit overblown. There's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 447,596
Posted By FlashUNC

Here's the latest edition to the stable....

Here's the latest edition to the stable. Franken-Campy build from my Specialized Allez which is head back to storage.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4800022073_85a599625d_b.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-10, 05:59 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,166
Posted By FlashUNC

Its odd to cross-shop these two. Supremely.

Its odd to cross-shop these two. Supremely.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-10, 08:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,660
Posted By FlashUNC

Have fun with it. The day you start treating it...

Have fun with it. The day you start treating it like a job is the day you've lost the plot.

Worry less about making the bike lighter, worry more about making yourself lighter.

And as other...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,654
Posted By FlashUNC

Ouch. Nothing like a damaged gooch.

Ouch. Nothing like a damaged gooch.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,897
Posted By FlashUNC

Might also find you can sprint a bit better from...

Might also find you can sprint a bit better from the drops.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By FlashUNC

Check those Spinergy's regularly for cracks at...

Check those Spinergy's regularly for cracks at the spoke/rim intersection. Those were known for some pretty spectacular wheel failures.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-09, 07:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By FlashUNC

Everyone I know with an Assos jacket loves...

Everyone I know with an Assos jacket loves theirs. I'm partial to Castelli's winter stuff myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,742
Posted By FlashUNC

This might be a wacky idea, but have you ridden...

This might be a wacky idea, but have you ridden any of the groups to see which ones you actually like on the bike?

I can understand the philosophy to a degree, but if you want to buy, say, SRAM,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-09, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,742
Posted By FlashUNC

Just buy the components you think work best for...

Just buy the components you think work best for you.
Trying for this American-made goal (completely unattainable btw) will only bring you disappointment because it simply doesn't exist.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By FlashUNC

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/02/d...

http://cache.kotaku.com/assets/resources/2008/02/dr.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,047
Posted By FlashUNC

Custom built for crits but isn't stiff? ...

Custom built for crits but isn't stiff?

Methinks you're confusing a harsh ride with stiffness.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-09, 04:46 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,766
Posted By FlashUNC

I can think of a couple personal examples where...

I can think of a couple personal examples where taking the lane has makes sense:

1) On country roads where I don't want to be on the shoulder on a blind curve to get clipped by a car. Better off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-09, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 904
Posted By FlashUNC

Try this. ...

Try this.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=100bcd+inner+chainring
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 06:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlashUNC

Certainly is. But needless verbosity shouldn't be...

Certainly is. But needless verbosity shouldn't be celebrated either. And saying things like "gruppo" and fitment when there are simpler, clearer words to communicate the same idea, it merely reeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 06:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlashUNC

Because its used generally by folks trying to...

Because its used generally by folks trying to sound more knowledgeable that someone else. Its full of needless pretension, just like folks who constantly say gruppo, or refer to every 20-man group...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-09, 12:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,618
Posted By FlashUNC

Campy Centaur on one machine, Veloce on another....

Campy Centaur on one machine, Veloce on another. Cross bike has SRAM Rival. Its all good stuff.

And if you're an English speaker, there's really no reason to say "gruppo."

That and pretentious...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 9,080
Posted By FlashUNC

There's always going to be examples like that,...

There's always going to be examples like that, but I think its a little silly that people point at the price of Super Record and immediately call the entire product range over-priced.

Veloce and...
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