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06-03-06, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 Agree completely - with full-sus at that...

+1 Agree completely - with full-sus at that price you get suspension that doesn't work well, and cheap components because there's too much cost in the suspension.
04-08-06, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Litespeed35

All of my bikes hang upside down, and neither the...

All of my bikes hang upside down, and neither the SC (hydraulic discs and fully sprung) nor the Trek (fork only) have had any problems.
03-15-06, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Litespeed35

Could be a worn cassette, also could be a bad...

Could be a worn cassette, also could be a bad link in your chain. Backpedal the chain through while you're off the bike and check for any kinks.
03-15-06, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 263
Posted By Litespeed35

I ride in Houston and Huntsville, so probably...

I ride in Houston and Huntsville, so probably don't get as much rock and hardpack as you; but the Nevagals have worked well on the new Superlight. I'm surprised at how well they roll on the dry dirt...
03-11-06, 09:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Litespeed35

I ran two of these of these on the bars, plus a...

I ran two of these of these on the bars, plus a third light on my helmet during my last 12-hour race. These were great, and really cheap - however, IMO the most important light is the one on your...
03-11-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 on the Fluid2 - I've used them for years and...

+1 on the Fluid2 - I've used them for years and they've been problem-free. The first one broke after several thousand "miles", and the new one has lasted well so far.

I use a road bike on it...
03-11-06, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Litespeed35

Yep. Personally I usually won't run tube tires...

Yep. Personally I usually won't run tube tires below 55 pounds, and I weigh about 175 - have gotten pinch flats and fast runs below that. Tubeless can run lower.

Shock manuacturers give you...
03-08-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By Litespeed35

Have one just like that, works like a charm. ...

Have one just like that, works like a charm. Because I'm paranoid, I use a bungee cord along the shaft and around the hooks to provide tension and make sure it doesn't open up - but pretty positive...
03-08-06, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By Litespeed35

I can answer parts of your question. A bike with...

I can answer parts of your question. A bike with a sloping top tube should still fit in the rack, unless it's an extreme slope (can't see your bike, but can't really picture what bike wouldn't be...
03-08-06, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,336
Posted By Litespeed35

Okay, I'll take a shot at generalizing: ...

Okay, I'll take a shot at generalizing:


Trail - less "serious" riding, with typically heavier bikes and/or lower-end components. Guess this could be defined as less time on the trail, or less...
03-01-06, 01:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By Litespeed35

Holy crap! How clean / nice is that garage?? ...

Holy crap! How clean / nice is that garage??

I had apartments in college that weren't as nice as this... :D
03-01-06, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Litespeed35

Check mtbr.com - useful reviews on both. IIRC,...

Check mtbr.com - useful reviews on both. IIRC, Dakar is heavy? Can't remember...

Anyway, I chose the Superlight because a) Santa Cruz rep, b) pedigree of bike (SL has been around for a long...
02-23-06, 10:52 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 6,233
Posted By Litespeed35

I almost always offer - not a big deal to help...

I almost always offer - not a big deal to help someone, and at some point you'll (I'll) be in the same situation.
02-22-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By Litespeed35

Couldn't find this in a search - what is Stan's...

Couldn't find this in a search - what is Stan's kit?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-06, 01:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,359
Posted By Litespeed35

I LOVE this reply - agree 100%! :D

I LOVE this reply - agree 100%! :D
02-20-06, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By Litespeed35

Er...so you're both partly right, in that there...

Er...so you're both partly right, in that there is a difference between a 35 pound and 25 pound bike. But, it's nowhere near as large as the example given with trash bags - you're not "carrying"...
02-20-06, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Litespeed35

Diet: I usually don't eat much before a...

Diet:

I usually don't eat much before a ride, as a full stomach makes me feel sick very quickly at high effort. I'd suggest some carbs an hour or two before you ride, but for a regular ride don't...
02-20-06, 09:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,575
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 - Have switched to Velowear shorts and bibs,...

+1 - Have switched to Velowear shorts and bibs, they're great.
02-13-06, 09:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By Litespeed35

If you decide to go new, there are loads of bikes...

If you decide to go new, there are loads of bikes you can buy that will be decent on trails:

http://www2.trekbikes.com/bikes/bike.php?bikeid=1016600&f=19...
02-08-06, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 260
Posted By Litespeed35

If it's like most newer forks, it'll have a...

If it's like most newer forks, it'll have a Shrader valve to pump in air - a fork pump to do this should be available from any decent LBS, for $30 - $40. Yes, you can use a regular tire pump, but...
01-22-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Litespeed35

True but plan on rebuilding it. I thought the...

True but plan on rebuilding it. I thought the same thing, but when I checked out the bikes themselves I found components attached wrong, wheels seriously out of true, messed up shifting...IMO not...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-06, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 Although any new shoes / pedals may take...

+1

Although any new shoes / pedals may take a lil' getting used to, cleat position on the foot can make a HUGE difference. Mine have to be exactly under the ball of my foot or they hurt after a...
01-20-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 639
Posted By Litespeed35

Yep - I had to buy one for my Superlight to fit...

Yep - I had to buy one for my Superlight to fit on my Yak rack. On sale right now at bike nashbar (www.nashbar.com) for $10 :D

Haven't tried it on my Bones rack, but should fit there too. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-06, 08:21 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 7,675
Posted By Litespeed35

Actually, I know Michael Sagan, the head Trek...

Actually, I know Michael Sagan, the head Trek designer, and have ridden with him and folks on his team. They're a sharp bunch of guys, ride all the time, and make a good bike.

Surprised you're so...
01-20-06, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By Litespeed35

OWWWW! That'll leave a mark...

OWWWW! That'll leave a mark...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-06, 10:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,229
Posted By Litespeed35

French Alps - tons of cyclists, and the people...

French Alps - tons of cyclists, and the people are (relatively) friendly. Better, the local drivers actually understand the concept of sharing the road, and the climb to Col du Glandon is amazingly...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:25 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 20,159
Posted By Litespeed35

Looks pretty sweet, but why the heck would a GPS...

Looks pretty sweet, but why the heck would a GPS have a barometric altimeter instead of just using the GPS signal??
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-06, 10:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 I have one signed by Lance hanging in my...

+1 I have one signed by Lance hanging in my office (and it's very cool :) )
01-18-06, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Litespeed35

Yes, I'm thinking I have to write a big-*ss...

Yes, I'm thinking I have to write a big-*ss check... :(
01-18-06, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 - exactly the same for me. Had to replace...

+1 - exactly the same for me. Had to replace torn cable housing, and it worked like a charm - and has for many miles.
01-17-06, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 43,575
Posted By Litespeed35

Hi John: That same bike is hanging in my...

Hi John:

That same bike is hanging in my garage, and it's been through everything from a 12-hour mtb race, to adventure races, to poking around my neighborhood. In fact, I only replaced it with...
01-17-06, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Litespeed35

Assuming you're on a four man team, you're going...

Assuming you're on a four man team, you're going to do six hours on your bike. If it's singletrack, your shoulders may not be happy with that amount of abuse... I'd try and borrow a bike, or even...
01-17-06, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Litespeed35

I'll try and answer your questions specifically: ...

I'll try and answer your questions specifically:

Clipless are generally faster for a couple of reasons: 1) you can more efficiently deliver power to the pedals because you can pedal in circles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Litespeed35

+1 I do the exact same thing, they work great.

+1 I do the exact same thing, they work great.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Litespeed35

I think he's stopped pedaling for the corner? ...

I think he's stopped pedaling for the corner? Look at his other foot, that's a weird angle for someone who's pedaling and coming over the top with that foot. Assuming he's actually pedaling circles...
01-16-06, 12:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,870
Posted By Litespeed35

Ummm - maybe I'm wrong, but I think stdufus might...

Ummm - maybe I'm wrong, but I think stdufus might be having a little fun with you...?
01-15-06, 11:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,870
Posted By Litespeed35

As others have said, whoever told you that you...

As others have said, whoever told you that you should use your rear brake on steep downhills is wrong; it won't slow you down, will trash the trail, and can make the back end come around.

So let's...
01-15-06, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By Litespeed35

Agree with the advice to have fun, but there's...

Agree with the advice to have fun, but there's definitely training you can do. You need to get used to going anaerobic, so anaerobic intervals are a good idea - mtb races are intense.

Also,...
01-13-06, 11:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,234
Posted By Litespeed35

Bikes hang in the garage; the two expensive bikes...

Bikes hang in the garage; the two expensive bikes are chained (Krypto lock and 3/4" cable) to overhead beams. Guess the other four are bait...
01-10-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,805
Posted By Litespeed35

You're not kidding, most Wal-Mart etc. kids bikes...

You're not kidding, most Wal-Mart etc. kids bikes are TANKS! My daughters each rode one that easily outweighed any of my bikes.

I just bought my daughter a Gary Fisher Cosmo, which is by no...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Litespeed35

Have a 12-hour MTB race on the 21st, then plan on...

Have a 12-hour MTB race on the 21st, then plan on recovering before going skiing the following week. Thanks tho - have a good ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Litespeed35

Hey, you're welcome to visit - no hills, but the...

Hey, you're welcome to visit - no hills, but the weather is nice :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 10:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,775
Posted By Litespeed35

Yes, have had 60+ age group guys motor past me in...

Yes, have had 60+ age group guys motor past me in tris (usually on the run, but at least one on the bike). Some of those old guys are fast! :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-06, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 511
Posted By Litespeed35

So I probably shouldn't mention that in Houston...

So I probably shouldn't mention that in Houston today it's about 65 degrees and sunny? ;)
01-10-06, 07:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,622
Posted By Litespeed35

Try using a rubber mallet to tap the pedal wrench...

Try using a rubber mallet to tap the pedal wrench etc. - that starts them moving and doesn't hurt anything.
Forum: Triathlon
01-09-06, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,547
Posted By Litespeed35

They make a big difference - 1 or 2 mph more for...

They make a big difference - 1 or 2 mph more for the same amount of effort. You'll need to train on them a bit as your position on the bike will change somewhat, and they make the handling a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-06, 07:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By Litespeed35

I use a Trico Ironcase, which has been great and...

I use a Trico Ironcase, which has been great and pretty much bulletproof. Regarding the airline's fees, I've heard that if you use various cycling organization's travel agencies the airline will...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-06, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,076
Posted By Litespeed35

Yes, he's doomed. Must've learned it from his...

Yes, he's doomed. Must've learned it from his Dad...


;)
01-08-06, 06:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,974
Posted By Litespeed35

Rep - a really good review of a bike for xc (what...

Rep - a really good review of a bike for xc (what I ride) will catch my eye. That's how I ended up with the Santa Cruz.

Of course, the apple green paint is now "bling" to me :D
01-08-06, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By Litespeed35

Cripes - I thought I had a tough ride!

Wow. I went to a Texas trail ranch (Warda) to continue training for an upcoming 12-hour MTB race, planning to do five laps. Upon arriving, I see a stream of riders with numbers pouring out of the...
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