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Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By gonococcus

I've had L4/L5 problems with a pinched nerve and...

I've had L4/L5 problems with a pinched nerve and had to go for a microdiscectomy surgery.

For a period of time I had to use a shorter stem until I built up my core muscle strength. But now, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-09, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By gonococcus

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus...

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/basikal.jpg

I used up all of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 11:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By gonococcus

Was: 71kg Now: 74kg :(

Was: 71kg

Now: 74kg :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-09, 06:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,931
Posted By gonococcus

Hi, that's my blog. Even after the crash I still...

Hi, that's my blog. Even after the crash I still believe low spoke-count wheels can be built strongly. That wheel crumbled from a design flaw, not because it has too few spokes. Case in point: I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-09, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By gonococcus

The 2009 Giants have been really generous with...

The 2009 Giants have been really generous with the logos though.

Still, I ride a 2008 Giant TCR Alliance and am happy with it.
03-19-09, 08:50 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,377
Posted By gonococcus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidural_hematoma ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidural_hematoma



Guys, don't take head injuries lightly, even if you are able to walk away from it.
03-18-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By gonococcus

I live in Singapore and if it had happened here,...

I live in Singapore and if it had happened here, it'll be dismissed by the police as a civil case and the onus would be on the victim to press charges.

We also let our DUI drivers walk away after...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 19,055
Posted By gonococcus

I'm 5ft9 and I ride a Medium Giant TCR. It has...

I'm 5ft9 and I ride a Medium Giant TCR. It has never for a moment felt small to me.

But then I'm weird and have long limbs and a short torso.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,376
Posted By gonococcus

I have huge hands and I need them to get any...

I have huge hands and I need them to get any proper grip on my handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-09, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By gonococcus

I'd say 2. My Cannondale Medium is...

I'd say 2.

My Cannondale Medium is noticeably looser than my PI Large.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-09, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By gonococcus

The flanges on the spoke nipples that rest on the...

The flanges on the spoke nipples that rest on the rim surface are extremely narrow, so they tend to pull out of the rim catastrophically. The RS20 shares the same design.

Take a gander at other...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,579
Posted By gonococcus

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http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/basikal.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,404
Posted By gonococcus

Increase your handlebar height, un-flip the stem...

Increase your handlebar height, un-flip the stem if you have to.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-09, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By gonococcus

Clearcoating increases the load-bearing ability...

Clearcoating increases the load-bearing ability of the decals.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-09, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 543
Posted By gonococcus

You drink isopropyl alcohol?

You drink isopropyl alcohol?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By gonococcus

I got it described in its full gory glory here: ...

I got it described in its full gory glory here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=495847
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,228
Posted By gonococcus

Do it. ...

Do it.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/basikal.jpg

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/spokes.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-09, 06:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,840
Posted By gonococcus

Some of my friends swear by dish soap, but it's...

Some of my friends swear by dish soap, but it's too much of a hassle.

My next bar tape will be black. Or cork-coloured.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-09, 06:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,206
Posted By gonococcus

Mine's a medium and it rides big for a medium.

Mine's a medium and it rides big for a medium.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-09, 11:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 19,206
Posted By gonococcus

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus...

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/14012009437-1.jpg

Giant TCR Alliance Team 2008, 105 kit, Mavic Aksiums
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 546
Posted By gonococcus

Not only that, they have had pro teams to ride...

Not only that, they have had pro teams to ride their frames, and if the pros are okay with the geometry and durability, then I guess I ought to be too!

Love their design philosophy of placing...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,303
Posted By gonococcus

I rode half a century with a nasty hangnail.

I rode half a century with a nasty hangnail.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-09, 07:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,198
Posted By gonococcus

I've got them Aksiums from ChainReactionCycles....

I've got them Aksiums from ChainReactionCycles. Saved about USD60 as compared to buying from my LBS here in Singapre.

Initial impressions: They're fast wheels compared to my Shimano RS10, but...
01-24-09, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By gonococcus

Headtube badges - the end of an era?

Back when I got my GT Avalanche 2004, I fell in love with the ueber-bling headtube badge.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/IMG_0993.jpg

But in 2008, they did away with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-09, 04:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,860
Posted By gonococcus

The only times I get waved at are in the middle...

The only times I get waved at are in the middle of hairy windey high speed descends. Choosing between a friendly greeting and not crashing is pretty easy.

If you are able to wave, you're going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-09, 07:39 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 16,100
Posted By gonococcus

I'm 5'9" and ride a M sized Giant TCR. That...

I'm 5'9" and ride a M sized Giant TCR. That translates into a 555mm effective top tube length.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-09, 11:19 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 56,357
Posted By gonococcus

Only dorks would bother with the trouble of...

Only dorks would bother with the trouble of removing the wheel, rummaging through boxes of tools to find the cassette lockring tool, removing the cassette, removing the dork ring, reinstalling the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-09, 10:28 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 56,357
Posted By gonococcus

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus...

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/blogpics/29122008415.jpg

A tribute to the numerous engineering advances that had trickled down from the aerospace industry to our very own...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-08, 10:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

An update: 1. I've just gotten my bike back....

An update:
1. I've just gotten my bike back. Looks like both shifters are badly scratched, since I had hit the ground with handlebars turned fully to the right. Road rash is scabbing up nicely.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

Another one bites the dust. ...

Another one bites the dust.

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showthread.php?t=157210
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 09:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,017
Posted By gonococcus

From what little I read on aerodynamics, if the...

From what little I read on aerodynamics, if the drafting rider is close enough, the air flows behind you and around him in a laminar fashion, avoiding some of the flow separation that usually occurs...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 09:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 2,529
Posted By gonococcus

My bike exploded...

My bike exploded (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=495847).
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By gonococcus

I use M540 on my road bike and am pretty...

I use M540 on my road bike and am pretty satisfied with them. Word goes around that SPDs are better pedals to learn on, but Eggies shed mud much better. I've got my SPD cleats caked in mud before and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 07:03 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

Probably not due to the taper then, but I'm still...

Probably not due to the taper then, but I'm still quite puzzled why the spoke nipples have a flange even thinner than those for standard gauge spokes, despite it being a 16-spoke wheel where spoke...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 07:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

Unfortunately, I'm in Singapore and companies...

Unfortunately, I'm in Singapore and companies aren't half as customer-oriented as they are over where you are. I don't see it happening.

However, the LBS is staffed by really friendly and helpful...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 06:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

I dunno if I have a choice, over here Shimano...

I dunno if I have a choice, over here Shimano warranties the wheels by themselves, not Giant or the bike shop. Naturally, I'd be hesitant to ride these wheels any longer.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 03:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

Coating's pristine, except for surface rust on...

Coating's pristine, except for surface rust on one of the spokes (but this wheelset is just 1 month old!) Fork's surprisingly good, not even a single scratch from the spokes but there's gray where...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 03:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

I've always considered Shimano stuff to be...

I've always considered Shimano stuff to be well-designed, down to the little details like metal tabs on my Deore shifters that were strategically placed to prevent crash damage to the shifter itself....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-08, 03:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

So I jogged from home to the site of the crash...

So I jogged from home to the site of the crash (technically, if you didn't 'crash' into something is it still a crash?) and retrieved 5 spokes and my cyclocomputer magnet.

It's surreal not just to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 11:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

I'm not ruling out the possibility, as the road...

I'm not ruling out the possibility, as the road was wooded and would have falling branches every now and then. However, the fact that it and its predecessor R550 eat up...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

I'm not American. But I'm quite sure it's...

I'm not American. But I'm quite sure it's Shimano's fault. I'm getting this replaced under warranty through the bike shop.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-08, 11:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,791
Posted By gonococcus

Just-Riding-Along equipment failures DO happen

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p281/gonococcus/basikal.jpg

These Shimano RS10 wheels came stock on my Giant, and the bleedin bike's only a month old! :(

I might have had hit a small tree...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-08, 09:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By gonococcus

If you really wish to go the weight weenie route,...

If you really wish to go the weight weenie route, I guess $60 could buy you a pair of lighter tyres provided they're on sale. Rotating weight such as rims and tyres affects acceleration more than...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-08, 10:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,728
Posted By gonococcus

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?Mod...

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=18003

I recently ordered this from Chain Reaction Cycles (PBK doesn't ship to my country), and it fit pretty well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-08, 09:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,388
Posted By gonococcus

I like to be able to walk around when I'm off the...

I like to be able to walk around when I'm off the pedals. Currently using the Shimano mountain SPDs from my old mountain bike on my road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,741
Posted By gonococcus

I wonder too. A couple of days back, we had 75F...

I wonder too. A couple of days back, we had 75F weather over here which was the coldest we had in months.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-08, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By gonococcus

Which issues? I've a new 2008 Giant bike...

Which issues?

I've a new 2008 Giant bike with 5600 series 105 shifters on them. Shifting into the smaller chainring takes a little more force that I am comfortable with, but it feels okay...
Forum: Commuting
12-07-08, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,062
Posted By gonococcus

Just like any big city we have our fair share of...

Just like any big city we have our fair share of murders, robberies and theft.

The problem with the 'fascist' rule is that all moral sensibilities and social responsibility has been eroded away....
Forum: Commuting
12-07-08, 02:54 AM
Replies: 15,247
Views: 10,956,062
Posted By gonococcus

In Singapore where bike theft and vandalism is...

In Singapore where bike theft and vandalism is rampant, it's best to use a commuter that looks like it's already stolen and vandalised before.

My old commuter, which has since been scrapped:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-08, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,973
Posted By gonococcus

The difference in average speed becomes more...

The difference in average speed becomes more apparent on longer rides. Having moved from a mountain bike to a road bike, I got faster by only 2kmh on short hilly rides. However, on longer rides, I...
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