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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-09, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By thirdin77

My current bike has the latest Tiagra triple...

My current bike has the latest Tiagra triple group. I've had a bike with a Ultegra 6603 group and a bike with a 105 5603 group and both of them had a finer, quieter, smoother feel, esp the shifting...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 02:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,850
Posted By thirdin77

If you weigh plenty, I'm not sure I see the point...

If you weigh plenty, I'm not sure I see the point of having a composite seatpost. Is it to save 50 grams? Or because a composite post is so cushioned, like a suspension seatpost?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 02:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 951
Posted By thirdin77

This thread will perturb umd if there is any...

This thread will perturb umd if there is any mention of waterbottle usage exacerbating balance difficulties.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-09, 02:45 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,649
Posted By thirdin77

You don't want to live in any warmer part of Ca...

You don't want to live in any warmer part of Ca because if it's Dec or Jan and it's cool outside- by Ca standards- you'll be acclimated to the climate and you'll be wearing long sleeves. Then,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-09, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By thirdin77

There are plenty of people on this forum who...

There are plenty of people on this forum who weigh as much as you do and ride road bikes. Your bike won't "break" though a later consideration, after you've been riding for at least several months,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 12:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By thirdin77

definitely, if you want to embarass everyone else...

definitely, if you want to embarass everyone else on their fancy-pants racing bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,852
Posted By thirdin77

Geometry is your first and maybe your last...

Geometry is your first and maybe your last consideration.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By thirdin77

Afterthought- if your first inclination to...

Afterthought- if your first inclination to solicit this site for information, you're already doing it wrong. You want google and you want to use at least the terms that I gave you and to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-09, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By thirdin77

If you dislocated your patella your knee will...

If you dislocated your patella your knee will probably never be the same and if that kneecap dislocated at all, under any circumstance, your patellofemoral joint was probably injury prone to begin...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 11:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,136
Posted By thirdin77

You can ride with no lights at all or only a...

You can ride with no lights at all or only a really weak 'be seen' light. I've seen it done by road cyclists.

I'm using a 400 lumen light and it works well though I sometimes would like it a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By thirdin77

My thoughts were similar to the above, don't go...

My thoughts were similar to the above, don't go narrower on both ends. The narrower, lower-volume tires will give less shock absorption and thererfore less cushioning for your rims and hubs; your...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 11:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,904
Posted By thirdin77

+1 Gore Windstopper is awesome if you want...

+1

Gore Windstopper is awesome if you want windproof and low bulk.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-09, 11:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By thirdin77

Hella wheelbarrow freestyle forever, yo!!! ...

Hella wheelbarrow freestyle forever, yo!!!

Carbon rims could happen if they're that much more aero than the kludgy oem nonsense that wheelbarrows come with.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,712
Posted By thirdin77

Learn how to research.

Learn how to research.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,940
Posted By thirdin77

I would just get some entry-level Shimano road...

I would just get some entry-level Shimano road pedals, somthing like these. (http://www.performancebike.com/bikes//Product_10052_10551_1033541_-1___)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 846
Posted By thirdin77

My first road bike was scratched & knicked into...

My first road bike was scratched & knicked into oblivion but that made it an even better bike to tolerate all my little noob mistakes that just added more scratches.

Congrats on the bike and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 10:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,323
Posted By thirdin77

I'm glad DrPete is keeping this forum 'clean'...

I'm glad DrPete is keeping this forum 'clean' because if I saw any non-literal uses of the word beaver, I would be really upset as the sanctity of road cycling would be compromised.

As for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 10:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,712
Posted By thirdin77

So how long have you been stewing over this?

So how long have you been stewing over this?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,547
Posted By thirdin77

If you really want the Cannondale and can tune...

If you really want the Cannondale and can tune your own bike, that reduces any concern about the Cdale being poorly assembled as you'll make it right.

If you want an LBS you can rely on for tuning...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 04:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,823
Posted By thirdin77

How do you "know" there's no damage? Had your...

How do you "know" there's no damage? Had your knees scoped a couple of months ago?


Likely. Symptomatic osteoarthritic knees are more sensitive to any cooler temperature which is partly why...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,922
Posted By thirdin77

This is so inspirational, I just have to go for a...

This is so inspirational, I just have to go for a ride right now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,450
Posted By thirdin77

One must be the iconoclast. And he is CCrew.

One must be the iconoclast. And he is CCrew.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 02:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,823
Posted By thirdin77

Not that anyone noticed this part of the post. ...

Not that anyone noticed this part of the post.

60* seems like a fair demarcation between knee damage and not, if only because it's a nice, round number that most people would agree with. Unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-09, 01:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,583
Posted By thirdin77

Durability isn't to hard to achieve, just get...

Durability isn't to hard to achieve, just get more spokes, a deeper rim, or both, built competently. Voila. Durable.

As for rollability.. what's that? More aerodynamic? Quicker-accelerating?...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,927
Posted By thirdin77

It sounds like you didn't push it on him and that...

It sounds like you didn't push it on him and that he decided impetuously that he would take it.

If you really want to relieve your conscience, though, then email him telling him you think it's too...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 08:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,631
Posted By thirdin77

1. sure 2. light actions if you're not sure...

1. sure
2. light actions if you're not sure what you want
3. cromoly if you don't know what you want

If you don't know what you want, get somethign cheaper and simpler to start with. Or spend...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,022
Posted By thirdin77

I can believe how much consideration is given to...

I can believe how much consideration is given to the former but not to the latter.

If something is flexible, it's obvious enough because you can hear it. The chain rubs on the front derailleur, no...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 08:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,360
Posted By thirdin77

I read about half of it and started wondering how...

I read about half of it and started wondering how to get a job like the OP's... killer job.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,963
Posted By thirdin77

I don't see what you don't like about your Allez...

I don't see what you don't like about your Allez or what, in particular, makes you want that composite bike.

I suppose the mantra is "if there's any doubt, there's no doubt". And you have doubt...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-09, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By thirdin77

Can't escape that. Agreed there, too. There...

Can't escape that.

Agreed there, too. There are always kneejerk rejections to the KOPS recommendation but the people who give those rejections seldom give an alternative.

Of course, the most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By thirdin77

Not a badass movie, I'm afraid, but for the...

Not a badass movie, I'm afraid, but for the bike-obsessed, worth seeing. I recommend.

Oh yeah, it's "Quicksilver".
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By thirdin77

So you already installed the triple? I ride...

So you already installed the triple?

I ride a triple and like them over compacts but I like the above advice to get a compact in your situation given that it would comparatively simple and cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By thirdin77

..and wear eye protection. I've had a gnat or two...

..and wear eye protection. I've had a gnat or two get in my eye, along with other bits of debris. Not life-threatening but plenty annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 10:57 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,352
Posted By thirdin77

175 sounds healthy to me. When I was about...

175 sounds healthy to me.

When I was about 20 yrs old, I weighed #145 at 6'2". That was skinny, too skinny as it as before I started weight lifting at the gym and gained a bit of muscle mass,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By thirdin77

I had Tektro 538's on my Cannondale Synapse 5,...

I had Tektro 538's on my Cannondale Synapse 5, their power and modulation were excellent and they cleared a 700x28 continental gatorskin easily but I'm not so sure they would clear a 700x32. If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,612
Posted By thirdin77

Are you passing traffic on the left or on the...

Are you passing traffic on the left or on the right? On the right sounds sketchy to me, I doubt anyone pulling into a driveway would be looking for someone riding a bike on the shoulder of the road,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-09, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By thirdin77

I've read several times that weight training-...

I've read several times that weight training- whatever that is- doesn't "help" your in-saddle, long-duration cycling though more strength will give you more power for explosive, out-of-saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-09, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,532
Posted By thirdin77

The Roubaix has a very long wheelbase, longer...

The Roubaix has a very long wheelbase, longer than that of nearly any comfort road bike I've seen. That combined with the steering angle will make the bike track straighter, esp at the end of a long...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-09, 08:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,862
Posted By thirdin77

Translation: I don't use a camelbak and am...

Translation: I don't use a camelbak and am perturbed by the fact that others just that. More generally, seeing that others do as I do not is a fact of life I have not come to terms with. Compounding...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 05:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By thirdin77

It sounds like you're obsessed and are forcing...

It sounds like you're obsessed and are forcing yourself to ride every day, to the point of breakdown. This "work ethic" will earn some people's approval, the rest of us will just shake our heads.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,862
Posted By thirdin77

You might be a nerd, and you might need to learn...

You might be a nerd, and you might need to learn to not care. Do you want to conform to roadie culture or do you just want to do what works for you? If the latter, just wear your camelbak and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By thirdin77

Curious, what was broken? Femoral neck?

Curious, what was broken? Femoral neck?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By thirdin77

No knowledge here but some links to get you...

No knowledge here but some links to get you started:
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php?f=234
http://virginiadot.org/bikemap/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,810
Posted By thirdin77

Now there's a difference you can feel with every...

Now there's a difference you can feel with every pedal stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 04:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By thirdin77

+1, though I don't know why. Just because.

+1, though I don't know why.

Just because.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By thirdin77

The big difference between 700x28's and 700x25's...

The big difference between 700x28's and 700x25's is the circumference, the former being noticeably if not comically bigger than the latter which gives a bigger air cushion as well as poorer power...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 03:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,359
Posted By thirdin77

As inane as post #1 is, OP brings up an...

As inane as post #1 is, OP brings up an interesting topic.

No one need to upgrade their bikes.

The only function-based reason I can think of to alter one's bike is having a problem or dislike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By thirdin77

You might have committed the terrible too's.. too...

You might have committed the terrible too's.. too much too soon. You might have to give your body time to adjust to a 30 mile ride or a ride of whatever length, intensity, etc. If you ask your body...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-09, 03:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 536
Posted By thirdin77

Ice will reduce inflammation and reduce...

Ice will reduce inflammation and reduce circulation, heat will increase circulation.

No way to tell if you have a muscular problem, a bony problem on your iliac crest, or what.

I don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 9,757
Posted By thirdin77

It looks like this took place on a weekday. Who...

It looks like this took place on a weekday. Who would want to be sitting in their cars, waiting to pick up their kids/get to an appt/meet someone for dinner or lunch/catch a flight/etc.?

I'd hate...
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