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06-07-18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By powpow

Are front hubs directional?

Probably a dumb question that will invite ridicule, but I'll ask anyway. I just got a new wheelset built with King R45 road hubs, front wheel is radial.

I always thought that when you looked down...
05-25-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By powpow

Bump. Has anyone put new chainrings on Red...

Bump. Has anyone put new chainrings on Red 10-speed cranks?
05-24-18, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By powpow

Is anything else new (chain, cassette, etc?). If...

Is anything else new (chain, cassette, etc?). If not, could you have bent the cage when installing the jockey wheels? You should check alignment.
05-24-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By powpow

Question on SRAM Red Exogram crank and knurled nut

Hi. I'm replacing chainrings on my 2015-ish SRAM Red Exogram 10-speed crank. I removed all of the bolts, including the knurled nut/bolt (the "hidden bolt").

In reading SRAM's instructions, it's...
05-07-15, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By powpow

Thanks for the response. What about the 5mm...

Thanks for the response.

What about the 5mm spacer I used to have above the stem on my old bike? Is that needed or can I go with the top cap flush with the stem like the picture? Thx.
05-07-15, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By powpow

carbon steerer question

Hi. I just received a 2014 Scott Addict 20 frameset with an uncut steerer.

In Scott's manual, they say:

- Do not use over 5mm stack height of spacers above the stem between the topcap of the...
06-17-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By powpow

Our team uses Capo, which I love, but I hate the...

Our team uses Capo, which I love, but I hate the fact that the shorts seem to be getting a little longer every year (same size). I find myself wearing kits from a few years ago more often than newer...
09-05-13, 10:22 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 136,088
Posted By powpow

Yeah, it looks like conditions weren't ideal! ...

Yeah, it looks like conditions weren't ideal!

http://youtu.be/8Lg4gDp9ds8
09-05-13, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 136,088
Posted By powpow

And don't forget the day before he got second in...

And don't forget the day before he got second in the TT and lost by less than a second. Beast.
09-05-13, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2,061
Views: 136,088
Posted By powpow

Indeed he is! ...

Indeed he is!


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08-15-13, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18,950
Views: 1,024,656
Posted By powpow

You could do a true FTP test by doing the Mt. Tam...

You could do a true FTP test by doing the Mt. Tam Hill Climb route (Stinson->BoFax->Sisters) and then keep going until you hit an hour or close to it. Only problem is there are a few downhills in...
05-28-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By powpow

Guys, thanks for all of the replies. I tried to...

Guys, thanks for all of the replies. I tried to smooth out the top of the steerer, then used some steel wool to remove some of the rust. I got it past the top by hand but then it stopped again after...
05-27-13, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By powpow

OK, I'll remove the cap and try to get rid of...

OK, I'll remove the cap and try to get rid of burrs. It comes off fairly easily, but won't go down (by hand) further than flush with the top of the steer tube.
05-27-13, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By powpow

It's up there because I removed the top...

It's up there because I removed the top cap/screw/stem and sent them the frame/fork. They removed the fork and stuck the Griplock cap on the top of the fork, then packaged it up and sent it to me...
05-27-13, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,388
Posted By powpow

Chris King headset question

So, I don't know much about headsets. I just got my frame back from being repaired and the Griplock cap from the NoThreadSet (2008ish) is stuck at the top of the fork. Do I need a tool to push this...
05-08-13, 05:05 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,481
Posted By powpow

Some rosters:...

Some rosters: http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/05/news/confirmed-rosters-for-the-2013-amgen-tour-of-california_285654

The 16 teams taking part in the 2013 Amgen Tour of California are...
05-05-13, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By powpow

I thought I read that the Red exogram chainrings...

I thought I read that the Red exogram chainrings didn't work as well with older derailleurs, but I haven't done a ton of research so I could be wrong. Maybe it's that the old will work but the new...
05-05-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,255
Posted By powpow

SRAM Red compatibility question

So I need a new crank and I'm thinking about getting a new Red Exogram 50/34.

A couple of questions:

I assume I need a new Red yaw front derailleur? Currently I have a Rival FD. Also have a...
05-04-13, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 583
Posted By powpow

Question about FSA MegaExo bottom brackets/cranks

So, I found the source of my clicking K-Force Light crankset:

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/2301/photobkl.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/photobkl.jpg/)

It's the wave washer...
04-06-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8,471
Views: 642,918
Posted By powpow

1) I use 3-second power. It's normal for the...

1) I use 3-second power. It's normal for the numbers to fluctuate quite a bit, but you'll get used to it and you should get better at holding a somewhat constant wattage. For intervals I have a...
04-03-13, 12:18 PM
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Views: 1,024,656
Posted By powpow

For these 30/30s do you guys aim for a certain...

For these 30/30s do you guys aim for a certain percentage above FTP or just go "really hard" and look at the power numbers later?
04-02-13, 11:48 AM
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Views: 1,014,305
Posted By powpow

Excellent. Thanks.

Excellent. Thanks.
03-07-13, 09:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,056
Posted By powpow

I say just HTFU and do the 20-minute test. ...

I say just HTFU and do the 20-minute test.

If you really don't want to, you should be able to narrow it down pretty quickly by doing some hard Z4/Z5 workouts.

Go test!
03-03-13, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 692
Posted By powpow

They're supposed to be hard, but if they're...

They're supposed to be hard, but if they're "brutally hard" and the last one was below FTP, perhaps your FTP is set a little high? Or maybe you're just not used to this kind of suffering:). When I do...
02-28-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By powpow

Thanks.

Thanks.
02-28-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By powpow

Right, I have nothing better to do than make up...

Right, I have nothing better to do than make up stories about old derailleurs and new shifters. Thanks for the helpful response:thumb:.
02-28-13, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By powpow

SRAM Zero Loss question

So, SRAM just replaced my broken 2008 right shifter with two new 2013 shifters under warranty (big props to SRAM for this!).

My question: Do I need new front and rear derailleurs to get Zero Loss,...
01-10-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By powpow

http://www.revolutionsinfitness.com/team-bios.html...

http://www.revolutionsinfitness.com/team-bios.html

Curtis and Dan are both great fitters.
05-10-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By powpow

No bikes on the Bay Bridge, unfortunately. Take...

No bikes on the Bay Bridge, unfortunately. Take BART to the 12th St. Oakland stop, then it's a short ride to POO. BTW, this is a Tuesday evening ride, starting at 6:30pm.
05-10-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By powpow

The Port of Oakland (POO) is a good fast ride: ...

The Port of Oakland (POO) is a good fast ride:

http://www.strava.com/rides/port-of-oakland-ride-7322817
04-25-12, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By powpow

Thanks guys. I popped it back in and went for a...

Thanks guys. I popped it back in and went for a ride......all good. It was just a bit disconcerting to have the whole freehub slide off so easily (and unintentionally).
04-24-12, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By powpow

Powertap freehub question

I have a Powertap SL+, and while changing a wheel the end cap came loose and the entire freehub/cassette just slid off the axle. Weird.

Anyway, I slid the freehub/cassette back on and popped the...
04-14-12, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By powpow

No, many streets near campus do require permits....

No, many streets near campus do require permits. I think if you explore a bit higher up in the hills, you'll be able to find streets that don't require permits.
04-11-12, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By powpow

You can probably park at the Berkeley Marina all...

You can probably park at the Berkeley Marina all day long with no problem. Are you sure you want to ride from there to campus via University? That's an ugly commute with tons of traffic. I'd...
02-17-12, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 446
Posted By powpow

"I could have gone faster but chose not to" ...

"I could have gone faster but chose not to"

Stellar quote. I'm going to use that.
02-16-12, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By powpow

"he was on probation at the time for drunken...

"he was on probation at the time for drunken driving and his license had been suspended."

What a POS. Let's hope he gets the max sentence and serves all of it (doubtful, but one can hope.)
02-15-12, 12:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By powpow

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/02/garmin-vector-p...

http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2012/02/garmin-vector-power-meter-delayed-until.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,881
Posted By powpow

Bump. Any longer mileage reports on the...

Bump.

Any longer mileage reports on the PR4s?

Love the PR3s but man are they delicate.

Thx.
10-26-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By powpow

This is a fantastic idea! What could possibly go...

This is a fantastic idea! What could possibly go wrong?

They're basically legalizing something that happens all the time: a bunch of aggressive and oblivious drivers (at least in my experience...
10-18-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 16,815
Posted By powpow

Another +100. I rarely surf from my computer...

Another +100. I rarely surf from my computer anymore. This would be a great addition.
10-14-11, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,740
Posted By powpow

I used the lockers every work day for two years...

I used the lockers every work day for two years in 2007-2008 at the El Cerrito Plaza station. They're awesome and fast if you're late for a train.......and they're SO ridiculously cheap to use.
...
10-05-11, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,777
Posted By powpow

I stayed up there for a weekend and did this...

I stayed up there for a weekend and did this ride:

http://app.strava.com/rides/688024#

Good climbing and few cars when you get away from Hwy. 1. Even on 1 the traffic isn't too bad up there....
08-14-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By powpow

Curtis Cramblett. Revolutions in Fitness. He's...

Curtis Cramblett. Revolutions in Fitness. He's very good.

http://www.revolutionsinfitness.com/about.html
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-11, 12:10 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 15,095
Posted By powpow

Disc brakes (at least hydros, never tried mechs)...

Disc brakes (at least hydros, never tried mechs) add weight, and they can be expensive and fussy. Brake rub with discs can drive you nuts. They do brake nicely and perform great in wet weather, but...
07-11-11, 05:55 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 9,241
Posted By powpow

I agree that it looked like Karpets intentionally...

I agree that it looked like Karpets intentionally took him out, but Contador says his bars got tangled with Karpets' saddle:
...
06-29-11, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By powpow

I did Ross' Epic Hill Climb a couple of years ago...

I did Ross' Epic Hill Climb a couple of years ago (whatever happened to that race..??).

That is one steep climb! The first video is awesome (Contador needs easier gears;)) and really shows how...
06-04-11, 09:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,324
Posted By powpow

I'm going out for a short spin in the rain. I...

I'm going out for a short spin in the rain. I hate riding in the rain, but I hate weekend trainer rides even more!
05-22-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,112
Posted By powpow

The Prevail is a very, very nice helmet. Light...

The Prevail is a very, very nice helmet. Light and fits my ugly head perfectly. Kinda pricey though, I got mine on eBay.
05-12-11, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,076
Posted By powpow

Sometimes it takes a while for cycling muscles to...

Sometimes it takes a while for cycling muscles to develop, and he might not know how to climb efficiently yet. Give him a year or two on a bike, and I guarantee he's down in the 15-minute range. He's...
05-09-11, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,080
Posted By powpow

nope, you're not alone.

nope, you're not alone.
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